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Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 03/01/1996 (US) Comedy 1h 32m

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


Maverick Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Dodge will never be a textbook officer, but he's a brilliant seaman who's always wanted to command a nuclear submarine — he's been given one last chance to clean up his record. Unfortunately, Admiral Graham, his nemesis, would rather sink the fleet than give Dodge his own boat. So, Graham stacks the deck against him and assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a diesel-powered WW2 submarine that can barely keep afloat. To make matters worse, Dodge's crew is a collection of maladjusted, mistake-prone misfits. Then, he's tagged the "enemy" in a crucial war game, and ordered to take on the U.S. Navy's best.

  1. Hugh Wilson

    Screenplay, Story

  2. David S. Ward


  3. Eliot Wald


  4. Andrew Kurtzman


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  1. Kelsey Grammer

    Kelsey Grammer

    Lt. Commander Tom Dodge

  2. Lauren Holly

    Lauren Holly

    Lt. Emily Lake

  3. Rob Schneider

    Rob Schneider

    Lt. Marty Pascal

  4. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Lt. Howard

  5. Bruce Dern

    Bruce Dern

    Rear Admiral Yancy Graham

  6. William H. Macy

    William H. Macy

    Captain Knox

  7. Rip Torn

    Rip Torn

    Admiral Winslow

  8. Ken Hudson Campbell

    Ken Hudson Campbell

    Seaman Buckman

  9. Toby Huss

    Toby Huss

    Seaman Nitro

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