In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

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  2. David Ayer


  3. Jonathan Mostow


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Lt. Andrew Tyler

  2. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren

  3. Harvey Keitel

    Harvey Keitel

    CPO Henry Klough

  4. Jon Bon Jovi

    Jon Bon Jovi

    Lt. Pete Emmett

  5. David Keith

    David Keith

    Maj. Matthew Coonen

  6. Thomas Kretschmann

    Thomas Kretschmann

    Capt. Lt. Gunther Wassner

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $62,000,000.00

Revenue $127,666,415.00

Homepage http://www.u-571.com/

Release Information

  • April 21, 2000
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Can you forgive the film makers their sins?

Once in a while there comes a time when a film lover has their patience snapped, that we can't surely accept in this instance that poetic license is OK as an excuse purely for Hollywood to make a piece of entertainment. U-571 pretty much rips up the history books for its own ends, something that would see even the film makers themselves bow their heads during the years that followed. However...

As a drama - cum - thriller, Jonathan Mostow's film is top end. There's some iffy acting in the support slots, but the production is still excellently p... read the rest.

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