Synopsis: In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazis have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realize this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'. But masquerading as Nazis and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems. The action really begins when they get stranded on the U-boat.
Genre: Action, War
Director(s): Jonathan Mostow
Production: Universal Studios Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

[Speaking German]


[Explosions In Distance

At Intervals]

[Explosions Grow Louder]








## [Big Band]

## [Big Band Continues]

There he is. Hey, Andy!

Where you been?

It's an all-hands function.

Come here.

I want you to meet Joanie.

Joanie, this is Andy Tyler.


My best friend.

We went to Annapolis together.

Nice to meet you.

Hey, I got you

one of Larson's stogies.

To our navy's

next sub skipper.

Thank you.


Gonna hoist up a few beers

with the enlisted boys later?

You got it, Griggs.

All right.

Mr. Tyler!

Mr. Tyler!


My mom is here visiting.

Can I bring her over

to meet you?

Sure thing, Trigger.

That's the lieutenant

I was talking about.

Lieutenant Tyler!

Hello there,

Prudence, Louise.

Mrs. Dahlgren, Captain.

Where's your date, Andy?

It's not like you

to arrive stag.

I'm afraid I couldn't get one

on such short notice, ma'am.

Captain, could I have

a word with you?

Certainly. Darling,

will you excuse us?


Be right back.

## [Stops]


I didn't get my boat.

I know.

With all due respect, sir,

there's only one way

that could've happened,

and that's if you withheld

your recommendation.

That's right.

I just don't think

you're ready.

What do you mean,

I'm not ready?

Sir, I have worked my tail off

on the S-33. I'm qualified

in every area and then some.

No executive officer

has higher marks than I do.


You're just not ready

to take on a command

of your own.

Now I've made my decision.

It's done.


Mr. Tyler.

How you doing, sir?

Having a good time?

Hell, yeah, Chief.

How about you?

I'm looking forward

to getting underway.

I'm a sea dog.

Need some salt, sir.

He torpedoed me, Chief.

Nine months

aboard the S-33,

doing the best job

I know how.

Doing everything once

and then doing it again,

just to make sure

I didn't miss anything

the first time.

You'll get your chance, sir.

There's other commands

in the navy.

- You knew?

- [Sighing]

Didn't warn me.

Ain't my place, sir.

[Whistle Blowing]


Club's secured!

Time to go!

[Whistle Blowing]

[Crowd Chattering,

Music Stops]

Let's go.

Get out.

Everyone out.

Come on, let's go.

What's the meaning

of this, Sergeant?

You the senior man?

That's right.

I'm the X.O. Of the S-33.

These men have

a 48-hour liberty pass.

No, sir,

not no more.

[Man On P.A., Indistinct]

What the hell

are those yardbirds

doing to my boat?

Looks like

a goddamn Nazi submarine.

Hey, Andy.

This is a fine navy day.

[Man Over P.A., Indistinct]

They wouldn't give me

five minutes to consummate

my marriage. Five minutes!

What's going on here?

Hell if I know.

Put your cover on.

Yes, sir.

Mr. Tyler,

call the crew to quarters.

Aye, Captain.


Everybody fall in!

Let's get in formation now!

Let's go! Now!


[Man On P.A.]

Prepare crew three.

Muster with First Lieutenant.

Prepare crew three.

Muster with First Lieutenant.

Captain Dahlgren,

all crew members present

and accounted for, sir!

Very well.

At ease.

I'm sorry your liberty's

been cut short,

but our schedule's changed.

We have two hours to get

stowed for sea and set

the maneuvering watch.

Mr. Larson, have

your torpedo men load the tubes

with their four best fish.

Mr. Emmett, warm up the diesels

and line up a battery charge.

Mr. Tyler, we have dry stores,

ordnance and perishables

to get belowdecks.

Gentlemen, it's our turn.

That's all.


Aye, Captain.

Crew dismissed!

You heard the man!

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Jonathan Mostow

Jonathan Mostow (born November 28, 1961) is an American film and television director, writer and producer. more…

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