|A bad-luck navy officer is given one last chance to make good when he's given command of an out-of-date diesel submarine and the biggest crew of nautical misfits ever to sail the seven seas.|
"...Grammer exhibits a big screen presence. James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Editor's NoteKelsey 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.
|William H. Macy|
|Armen Minasian - Editor|
|David S. Ward - Director|
|Hugh Wilson - Writer|
|Jack Cummins - Executive Producer|
|Randy Edelman - Musical Score|
|Robert Lawrence - Producer|
|Victor Hammer - Cinematographer|
VERY funny flick6/2/2008
I bought this as a gift for my Bro In Law as we watched my copy and he thought it was one of the funniest movies he had seen in a long time. Great ensemble cast of comedians and even a Survivor player is in the cast (can you find him?) Crude humor at times, but isn't that also the best kind? Fun for the whole family!
This movie is very very funny and safe enough to be family film. The cast is perfect and their characters are all well done.
Humor for All5/19/2008
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.
Highly recomended, very funny movie!!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.