Remarkable! No matter how many depth charges were dropped, or how deep they went, the submarine still remained afloat after all the chaos it went through and wouldn't go down without a fight. I am a history buff and that is one of the reasons why I like this movie a lot. From what I've read, I can tell it's based on three Nazi u boats from World War 2, U-110, U-505, and U-570.
On what should be a routine rescue mission during World War II, the submarine USS Tiger Shark picks up three survivors of a U- boat attack. But for the crew -- trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces -- the unexpected visitors seem to spark a series of chilling, otherworldly occurrences! Starring Hollywood favorites Olivia Williams (THE SIXTH SENSE, THE POSTMAN), Bruce Greenwood (THIRTEEN DAYS, DOUBLE JEAPOARD), and Matt Davis (LEGALLY BLONDE, BLUE CRUSH).
The Enemy Below is an even-handed study of submarine warfare (during WWII) from the vantage point of both sides. The captain of an American destroyer, despite having lost his family in the war, endeavors to let his head rule his heart in combat. He encounters a German U-boat commander as honorable and compassionate as himself. The two men develop a grudging respect for one another as they pursue one another throughout the North Atlantic. Both vessels are destroyed; several days after the battle, the two men meet one another face to face for the first time, and chivalrously exchange salutes.
In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles -- signaling the start of Word War III. The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander (Gene Hackman) and his brilliant executive officer (Denzel Washington) clash over the validity of their orders ... battling each other for control of the sub. As this epic struggle rages under the sea, CRIMSON TIDE brings motion picture excitement to a new level -- and you to the edge of your seat.
At the height of Hitler's notorious U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish is taken prisoner in a battle with a German submarine. However, meningitis strikes more than half of the German crew, and there aren't enough Germans to run the submarine. Avoiding both the contagion and POW protocol, crewmembers and prisoners alike must work together to survive. It isn't until a U.S. carrier locates the ship that the men aboard the U-boat are put to the ultimate test of will and survival.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in the explosive action hit 2 Guns. When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent. Suddenly, everyone on both sides of the law wants them dead, and their only hope is to trust each other. Filled with non-stop action and suspense, critics are raving "Washington and Wahlberg are at their very best." -- Pete Hammond, Movieline (Original Title - 2 Guns)
Kelsey Grammer stars as Lt. Commander Thomas Dodge, a free-thinking yet undeniably capable officer whose first command in the U.S. nuclear submarine corpse turns out to be a World War II-era diesel-powered rust bucket that hasn't seen active duty since Benny Goodman topped the song charts. Concerned about the threat of quiet diesel-powered submarines now being sold off to unreliable Third World countries by a cash-strapped Soviet Union, the Navy develops a war game to determine if Dodge's leaky Stingray can somehow tiptoe past the nuclear defenses along the American East Coast. Dodge is given a grab bag of greenhorns, malcontents and just plain idiots to pilot the old sub. Now Tom Dodge must not only contend with an ancient vessel, he must make sailors out of a motley crew.
After he's shot down during a Bosnian surveillance mission, a U.S. Naval Air Navigator (Owen Wilson) carrying photographic evidence of a Serb mass grave is hunted by Serbian soldiers and a relentless tracker. Meanwhile the embattled soldier's Admiral (Gene Hackman) risks his career to carry out a rescue mission delayed by international politics.
Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been decimated by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on a forgotten island and begins to plot his vengence. He wishes to sink the U-Boat that has floated up by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louie, the islands Government Admistrator.
Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defence David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo.
Superstar legend John Wayne in a thrilling story of a WWII submarine commander overly devoted to his crew and boat. With a strong supporting cast including Academy Award-winner Patricia Neal ("Hud"), Ward Bond ("The Maltese Falcon"), Martin Milner (TV's "Adam 12"), and Philip Carey (TV's "One Life to Live") in the role that launched his film career.
Anthony Hopkins reprises his Oscar-wining role as the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the thrilling prequel critics are hailing as 'A Suspenseful Masterpiece!' (Fox-TV) After capturing Dr. Lecter, FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) retires only to be called back to active duty to hunt down an exclusive killer, 'The Tooth Fairy' (Ralph Fiennes). Red Dragon is the electrifying, critically-acclaimed movie that 'returns the series to The Silence of the Lambs form' (Jack Mathews, New York Daily News).
On board a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine that has gone missing during the cold war, the battle-tested captain and a rogue KGB agent wage a life-and-death game of cat and mouse...with nuclear armageddon hanging in the balance. Starring four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, Golden Globe® winner David Duchovny and William Fitchner.