A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Der Alte (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Leutnant Werner (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Klaus Wennemann ...
 Leitender Ingenieur (LI) (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Hubertus Bengsch ...
 Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernd Tauber ...
 Obersteuermann (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Johann, das Gespenst (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martin May ...
 Ullmann (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Hinrich (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Bootsmann (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Ario (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Pilgrim (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ralf Richter ...
 Frenssen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Bibelforscher (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Schwalle (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Konrad Becker ...
 Bockstiegel (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lutz Schnell ...
 Dufte (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martin Hemme ...
 Brueckenwilli (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Wilhelm Pietsch ...
 Franz (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Helmut Neumeier ...
 Schmutt (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Dirk Salomon ...
 Markus (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...
 Benjamin (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Arno Kral ...
 Hagen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Maryline Moulard ...
 Françoise (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Monique (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Thomsen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Günter Lamprecht ...
 Kapitän 'Weser' (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

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Drama | War

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24 February 1985 (West Germany)  »

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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1.66 : 1
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The cast was deliberately kept indoors continually during the shooting period in order to look as pale as a real submarine crew would on a mission at sea. See more »

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Referenced in Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) See more »

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13 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie the very first time as a kid in 1985 on TV and was stoked right away. I had not even been allowed to stay up late at that age but I was able to persuade my parents to let me watch it. Since then I must have watched this five hour version at least seven times and I would be very happy to see it again but unfortunately I do not own it.

Do not let the genre "war movie" keep you away from watching this because it is far from being one of those typical "war movies". It is not only the story which makes this one great but also the acting, the lack of special effects and the authenticity. And of course Jürgen Prochnow is king!


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