Down Periscope

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I don't even know how many times i've watched this movie but it has been one of my favorites since i first saw it. For some reason i just never get tired of it! If you're looking for a good laugh and not have to figure some boring, complicated plot then take the time to watch Down Periscope, you won't be sorry.

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Highly recomended, very funny movie!!

by kimk4509@yahoo.com on 7/11/2006

I don't even know how many times i've watched this movie but it has been one of my favorites since i first saw it. For some reason i just never get tired of it! If you're looking for a good laugh and not have to figure some boring, complicated plot then take the time to watch Down Periscope, you won't be sorry. Read More

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by CM on 5/19/2008

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. The relationships between characters ring true most of the time although you will see some corny and trite scenes. Well worth your time - and enjoy the scene when the entire crew gets to know the cook better!! Stooge fans will love it. For those with more cerebral interests, the "whale" scene is great. Read More

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Product Overview

A bad-luck navy officer is given one last chance to make good when he's given command of an out-of-date diesel submarine and the biggest crew of nautical misfits ever to sail the seven seas.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40236421
UPC 024543101055
UPC 14 00024543101055
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Farce
High Seas
Military
Mishaps
Personal Triumph
Slapstick
Substance Abuse
Theatrical Release
Undersea
Editors Note
Note Kelsey Grammar plays a wayward Navy officer, Tom Dodge, who is notorious throughout the Navy for having responded to a close call involving a Russian submarine by getting drunk and tattooing "welcome aboard" on an unmentionable appendage. He gets assigned by Admiral Winslow (Rip Torn) to command his own submarine; unfortunately, this sub is a rusting 1958 diesel model that the Navy wants to engage in war games to find out if it could inflict any damage. The assumption is, this sub is comparable to those the Russians are selling to renegade Iraqi and Libyan commanders, who might use them on suicide missions against the US.^Once on board, we meet the cast of quirky characters who will man this clunker, including a hyper, mutinous Rob Schneider as second in command, Harland Williams as the copulating whale-impersonating radar operater Sonar, and Lauren Holly as the token female officer. The slapstick ensues as this group of underdogs attempt to pull off the impossible, the completion of which will determine Dodge's future career.
Plot Summary
Summary Inept Navy Lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But thanks to his nemesis, Admiral Graham, he is assigned the leadership of The Stingray, a rusty, beat-up, creaky submarine, that will play the role of the enemy in a series of practice war games. Dodge's unenviable task is made worse when he meets his crew, an eccentric, incompetent bunch that includes a flatulent cook and an accident-prone electrician. Also, as an experiment in sexual integration, a woman has come onboard to join these misfits.| Dodge must find a way to shape up this motley crew, if he's ever going to prove his worth to Graham, the Navy -- and himself.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...Easy to enjoy..." 08/01/1996 p.49-50
Variety "...Fun....It's good-natured, innocuous frivolity that should raise a few smiles..." 03/04/1996
Chicago Sun-Times "...Grammar is laid back and likable..." 03/01/1996 p.33
Directors
David S. Ward
Actors
Kelsey Grammer
Cast & Crew
Armen Minasian - Editor
Bruce Dern - Actor
David S. Ward - Director
Hugh Wilson - Writer
Jack Cummins - Executive Producer
Kelsey Grammer - Actor
Lauren Holly - Actor
Randy Edelman - Musical Score
Rob Schneider - Actor
Robert Lawrence - Producer
Victor Hammer - Cinematographer
William H. Macy - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 2220105
UPC 00024543101055
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 93 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Down Periscope, now out on video, makes a surprisingly successful launch, with plenty of brisk one-liners and a promising set-up. But after that auspicious opening, it sinks.
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Reviewer Edward Guthmann
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Movie Eye
Review A directionless and doomed diversion. Grammer's naval military mishap is a sinking ship both literally and figuratively.
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Reviewer Frank Ochieng
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Grammer,Kelsey
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Efilmcritic.com ...screwball comedy...funny stuff.
James Berardinelli's ReelViews ...Grammer exhibits a big screen presence.
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