PG-13 | | Action, War
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
Comparisons are inevitable with Wolfgang Petersen's highly influential Das Boot (1981). Both films share Production Designer Götz Weidner.
You're the skipper now. And the skipper always knows what to do whether he does or not.
When the German sub comes across the lifeboat full of survivors, the gunner is shown with a long strand of cartridges that loops down to about his knees. When he begins firing, the strand pulled from his outstretched hand is no more than two feet long, yet the shots ring out for some 15 seconds.
At least one version of the theatrical release contained no subtitles for the opening scene aboard the German submarine. This was possibly to increase dramatic effect, placing emphasis on the acting and visuals rather than the dialogue.
$19,553,310 (USA) (23 April 2000)
$77,086,030 (USA) (13 August 2000)
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