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Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 1 March 1996 (USA)
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days.

Director:

David S. Ward

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (screenplay), Andrew Kurtzman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Tom Dodge
Lauren Holly ... Emily
Rob Schneider ... Marty Pascal
Harry Dean Stanton ... Howard
Bruce Dern ... Admiral Graham
William H. Macy ... Captain Knox
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Buckman
Toby Huss ... Nitro
Duane Martin ... Jackson
Jonathan Penner ... Spots
Bradford Tatum ... Stepanak
Harland Williams ... Sonar
Rip Torn ... Admiral Winslow
James Martin Jr. James Martin Jr. ... Orlando Radioman
Jordan Marder ... Orlando Ensign
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Storyline

Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's headed against the atomic powered USS Orlando, with the mission to destroy a dummy battleship. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A rusty sub. A rebel commander. A renegade crew. When destiny called, they should have hung up.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Down Periscope See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,785,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,768,149
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The bridge set on the USS Orlando is the same one used by the Russian sub Red October in the film "The Hunt for Red October". Red October was a Paramount production done in 1990 and Down Periscope was done by 20th Century Fox in 1996. It is quite possible the production company may have rented the set, which would probably have been cheaper then building one from scratch. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) At the end of the movie, Jackson is seen in formation with hair growth on his chin. Since it was shaved throughout the movie, he obviously did not have a "no shave" chit (as offered by the Navy for some medical reasons). Therefore, this growth would have been unauthorized. See more »

Quotes

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: [Thinking he is about to win the war game against Dodge] I gotcha now, Popeye!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits begins to roll, The Village People and several cast members start singing "In The Navy." See more »

Connections

References National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Navy
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
Courtesy of Scorpio Music
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I loved this flick
7 February 2004 | by jerrywilsonSee all my reviews

I'm glad they finally released it on DVD. I bought the video tape years ago and watch it at least once or twice a year.

Grammer has a wry wit about him that really makes this movie a success. Its formula is certainly not original, but it's very funny nonetheless. I am very surprised that it didn't receive higher in the ratings.

It ranks as one of my all-time favorite comedies. It's just a fun little flick that makes you feel good. And sometimes, that's all a movie is meant to be.


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