Of course things don’t go to plan and this is where the thrills begin as the US crew fight to remain undetected and escape with their valuable cargo. Moreover, it would be nearly as accurate as this. Enigma machines were used by the Nazis to encrypt secret messages before and during the second world war. Delivers action scenes that are both visually dynamic and highly suspenseful. Dec 29, Rating: At the beginning of the film the German commander is shown directing an attack using the periscope in the control room. It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not. Valentina Adreatini as Mrs.

It’s spring , and an American submarine is making its way through the Atlantic. Problem is, its forgotten as soon after its seen. Matthew McConaughey as Lt. The Germans had no aircraft carriers nor bases in the area. Mistakes All mistakes 2 audio problems 1 character mistake 20 continuity mistakes 2 deliberate mistakes 23 factual errors 2 other mistakes 1 plot hole 4 revealing mistakes Exclude mistake type Order by popularity Order chronologically. Leanne killer jailed for life. Yeah, sure thing, Wentz. Postcode lottery in GP services.

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Das Boot comes to mind. Straw defends arms sales change. Choosing a boat with a demonstrably different fate than depicted in the movie can be considered a valid historical mistake. Must not have had a real submariner for Technical Adviser Yeah, sure thing, Wentz. A fulm tense and exciting war movie.

Seaman Charles ‘Tank’ Clemens. Three Enigma rotors were found, according to some sources, in a German sailor’s trousers.


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If that is the explanation the film gives, it is a mistake in is own right. This article is about the film. Despite its weaknesses, this movie offers two hours of solid, kinetic entertainment. One character mentions S sinking in a test dive. I know that the movie is entertaining rather than historical, but why didn’t the movie makers choose boats that disappeared without a trace instead? Second, byallied intelligence already had several Enigma machines.

First, the real submarine U was never captured, though it was sunk by an Australian plane off Ireland in Did U-boat crews really shoot survivors? The letter is now on display in the local museum.

Mr Blair said that he entirely agreed. Harvey Keitel as Chief Klough. Retrieved November 19, All tools in this era were metal handled.

Notice in the first shots there are 2 gun turrets on either side. In reality fatal i. Mike Dahlgren Harvey Keitel Musical score doesn’t quite hit the emotions as well as other war films, not overly memorable.

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E-mail this story to a friend. The film needs something more to make it interesting and different. Rob Allyn as Ensign.

An earlier military Enigma had been examined by Polish Intelligence in ; the Polish Cipher Bureau broke the Enigma code in and gave their findings to Britain and France injust before the German invasion of Poland.

Not really a mistake. Just a few problems here. Gunther Wuerger as Kohl. The Los Angeles Times. Erich Redman as German Bosun.


Views Read Edit View history. Erik Palladino as Mazzola. However, they are spotted by a German reconnaissance plane, which is unaware that U has been commandeered by Americans. The film was nominated for two awards at the 73rd Academy Awards: The ship is far away but in the scope it’s very close and the periscope in order to get that camera angle is ft in the air. Whoa, oh, living on a prayer. But masquerading as Nazis and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems.

Without much charge and even less depth. Navy seized U in June Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section. However, German forces have already picked up the sub’s distress signal and are en route to rescue their comrades.

Seaman Ronald ‘Rabbit’ Parker. Matthew Coonan Thomas Kretschmann They start to sink, and can only reverse this by ascending uncontrollably. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. More Top Movies Trailers. German U-boats had two periscopes: The Allies captured Enigma-related codebooks and machines about fifteen times during the War; all but two of these by British forces. Andrew Tyler Bill Paxton How To Train Your Dragon: