Need help finding the name of this movie...

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  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Okay, it's kind of vague i apologize, but all i remember is that the movie was based around a submarine. Heck i think submarine was in the movie name but i'm not sure. The submarine got stuck or lost power while it had people on board.

    The movie is in color.
    It aired on ABC like 8 years ago. I think the movie was made in the 97-00 timeframe but i'm not positive.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    When was the film set? Knowing that might help narrow it down a bit – I presume too that it was an American submarine?
     
  3. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't think it was U571, but im not sure. I'll check again.

    Yeah, i believe it was an American submarine.


    I think the film was set for world war 2, but it was mostly modern.


    OH something just clicked into my mind that i think it was based off a real story.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I LOVE submarine movies

    U571 was OK


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  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Wikipedia has a list of submarine movies – maybe you could take a look and se if any of those ring a bell?
     
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    Sounds like U-571 to me
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yep, me too

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  8. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Alright, i guess it's that then. I'll have to check it out.

    Sounds like something ABC would air, so..
     
  9. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    The only other one that sounds a little like it, is Das Boot
     
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    I remember a lot of people being pissed when that film came out here...


    However, pulled from the Wikipedia page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-571_(film)#Historical_inaccuracies

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Indeed and that's one film I thought of too, but the submarine in that film is German so I'm guessing it's not the one the OP is thinking of.
     
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    It's not U-571 then..... ;)


    EDIT: Beaten to it :D
     
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    I mentioned it earlier and then edited my post
    Didn't seem to fit the profile of the OP

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  15. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    In addressing many errors in movies, as some have put it, a movie would be very long, if it contained every detail. Many are combined, people as well. And, as with some stories, if told accurately, could prove boring. If it were real, then would it not be a documentary?
     
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    the only one that comes to mind is a movie called das boot but it's been a long time since i've seen it. i used to own a copy, :mad: but never got it back when i lent it out.

    good luck!
     
  17. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Alright i'll check das boot and Hunt for Red October too.



    The only part i can really remember was when they were in the submarine, and they were getting attacked. Or they got stuck, i really can't remember which, but i know for sure that they had some major issue where they thought they were all going to die.

    I usually remember good movies, but i can't believe i forgot the name, and i want to check it out again.

    Thanks guys.
     
  18. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    However switching the nationality of the armed forces that captured a German submarine (the only 'live' capture of WW2) is not an error, or an edit for artistic purposes. It would be similar to a movie where the Apollo 11 moon landing astronauts were Australian.
     
  19. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    mm Das Boot was 1981 so unless your time frame is out of whack it isnt the one. Grey Lady Down is another from that time range (78?)

    You can try trawling (no pun intended) here http://submarinemovies.com/

    :) happy hunting
     
  20. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well i'm not sure when it was made, i'm just saying when it was aired. In the 1998-2000 time frame.
     
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    Sub Down, perhaps?

    I've never heard of it until googling around a bit, but it was made within your time frame and deals with a stuck submarine.
     
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    I'd recommend you take a look as Das Boot in any case, it's a good film.
     
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    The only other one that I can think of is "K19 the Widow Maker" but that isn't set in WWII, and it was made in 2002.

    Don
     

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