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Overview

Vulgar, slapstick comedy abounds in this feature film debut for television sitcom star Kelsey Grammer. Almost everyone else thinks of Lieutenant Commander Tom Dodge is a class "A" goof who messes up every task he is assigned, but Adm. Dean Winslow thinks otherwise and decides to give Dodge one last chance by assigning him to helm an outmoded, diesel powered, rusty in a series of wargames. Dodge's sub is to be the enemy and must somehow outsmart their high tech opponents. Though ostensibly only games, Admiral ...
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Overview

Vulgar, slapstick comedy abounds in this feature film debut for television sitcom star Kelsey Grammer. Almost everyone else thinks of Lieutenant Commander Tom Dodge is a class "A" goof who messes up every task he is assigned, but Adm. Dean Winslow thinks otherwise and decides to give Dodge one last chance by assigning him to helm an outmoded, diesel powered, rusty in a series of wargames. Dodge's sub is to be the enemy and must somehow outsmart their high tech opponents. Though ostensibly only games, Admiral Yancy Graham, who considers Dodge an embarrassment to the Navy, decides to do everything he can to scuttle Dodge and his ragtag crew's mission.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2013
  • UPC: 013132609997
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,129

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kelsey Grammer Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge
Lauren Holly Lt. Emily Lake
Rob Schneider Lt. Martin Pascal
Harry Dean Stanton Howard
Bruce Dern Adm. Yancy Graham
Rip Torn Adm. Dean Winslow
Jordan Marder Orlando Ensign
Kenneth Hudson Campbell Buckman
William H. Macy Capt. Carl Knox
Toby Huss Nitro
Duane Martin Jefferso Jackson
Jonathan Penner Stanley "Spots" Sylversters
Bradford Tatum Engineman FC Brad Stepanak
Matt Landers Orlando XO
John Shepherd Young Sailor
Pierrino Mascarino Trawler Captain
Dennis Fimple Fisherman
Ancel Cook Fisherman
James Harper Supportive Admiral
Elliot Easton Secretary
Jamie James Singing Sailor
James Martin Jr. Orlando Radioman
Joseph Latimore Orlando Sonarman
Harland Williams Seaman 2nd Class E.T. "Sonar" Lovacelli
Michael William Connors Orlando Young Sailor
Eugene Daniel Singing Sailor
Mitch Danton Conn Tower Officer
Bob Dini Singing Sailor
Andrew English Singing Sailor
Steve Giralo Singing Sailor
Robert Grochau Singing Sailor
Rudy Hornish Admiral
Joseph Keawkalaya Singing Sailor
Todd Odom Singing Sailor
Patton Oswalt Stingray Radioman
Jackson Sleet Torpedo Man
Joe Soto Helmsman
Annie Talbot Singing Waitress
Tommy Terrell Admiral
Paul Tranghese Sailor 2
Technical Credits
David S. Ward Director
William M. Anderson Editor
Daniel W. Barringer Stunts
Jerry L. Bellew Asst. Director
Eddie Braun Stunts
Ferne Cassel Casting
Michael Corenblith Production Designer
Jack Cummins Executive Producer
Randy Edelman Score Composer, Songwriter
Julius Le Flore Stunts
Victor Hammer Cinematographer
Larry Holt Stunts
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Kurtzman Screenwriter
Paul Lane Stunts
Robert Lawrence Producer
Mike Menzel Special Effects
Mickey Michaels Set Decoration/Design
Armen Minasian Editor
Luke Reichle Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Reta Set Decoration/Design
Eric Rylander Special Effects
Jack Verbois Stunts
Eliot Wald Screenwriter
Chuck Waters Stunts
Dan Webster Art Director
Randall D. Wilkins Set Decoration/Design
Stanley Wilson Co-producer
Hugh Wilson Original Story, Screenwriter
Matthew Yuricich Special Effects
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Down Periscope
1. Chapter 1 [9:38]
2. Chapter 2 [11:11]
3. Chapter 3 [9:12]
4. Chapter 4 [10:51]
5. Chapter 5 [9:08]
6. Chapter 6 [9:24]
7. Chapter 7 [9:39]
8. Chapter 8 [10:44]
9. Chapter 9 [8:04]
10. Chapter 10 [4:49]
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

    Great Comedy

    I bought this for my father since he loved it and is a Navy veteran. He could actually relate to some of the crazy antics that are done in this movie since he was stationed at obscure bases all over the world. I highly recommend this comedy to military vets.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Enjoyable Predictable Feel Good movie.

    Good mix of well played characters by well known and unknown actors. Fast paced fun. If only the Navy actually worked this way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    great movie

    very funny,Kelsey Grammer is always fun to watch.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    Old Movie! New Jokes!

    This movie may be old and be considered by many younger people as "old" but this movie makes up for that factor in many aspects. The acting in this movie was hilarious. The jokes in this movie never get old and at any awkward moment (within your family) are good to quote (they work in mine) and it gets everyone laughing. This movie will make you laugh your socks off with constant streams of jokes - one after the other. Jokes that never get old after the second watching. I would recommend this movie for 12 year olds and up as there is some rude humor but still - GREAT MOVIE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bilges Wiped Slick

    Thurs: 12 april 2007 many might not believe it, but this bunch of comical derelicts are the type that really do "make it happen" !!! this one will strike a chord with guys that have been at sea, more so than those that have not!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh yeah!

    Great movie, if not entirely accurate. I loved the way the crew burst out laughing when the XO (a lieutenant-yeah right!) asked Lt. Cdr. Dodge to turn over command to him. Five out of Five!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie

    Although in the tradition of military goof offs making good, the plot is novel and well done. Kelsey Grammar is superb, as are the rest of the cast, which includes some big names like Bruce Dern, Rip Torn, and William Macy. I can watch it again and again and still get laughs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2003

    GO NAVY!

    Kelsey Grammer and crew do a wonderful job of making me laugh. From ''sparks'' taking too much voltage to the XO ringing his ''bell'' going down the ladder to the cook creating an explosion at the wrong moment to Grammer commenting on the arrival of one of his men being escorted by shorepatrol with, ''Oh, here comes the Chaplain''. Being an old Navy man myself, I have to add that the spirit of the old Navy was captured quite well. The ''can do'' attitude, the stirring rendition of ''Anchors Away'', the Pirate scenes, and the genuine NAVY ''dirty tricks dept'' Grammer uses during his mission all combine to not only make me laugh but a bit proud too. This movie is just plain fun. Cant beleive it aint out on DVD yet. What is you peoples major malfunction???!!!???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2003

    5+ DVD PLEASE

    Great movie! Especially when the children bring all thier friends over!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003

    We love Navy movies

    Loved it!!! We want it on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    Great Movie...I Want it on DVD

    This is a very funny movie.I watch if all the time with my family and when I can't think of anythings else to watch, I will watch it again by myself. So Please, put this movie on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    Well-written, Well-acted Cotton Candy

    No, this isn't Battleship Potemkin, but it is a little gem of a film. The writing, by TV great Hugh Wilson, is crisp and smart. The acting (or, in Rob Schneider's case, overacting) is spot-on. This is the kind of fun movie you can watch again and again. I have. Like the ''Major League'' movies, it gets you rooting for the underdogs and makes you feel good when they win.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2003

    What a Laugh

    One of the best comides I have ever seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2003

    Waiting for DVD

    I taped this movie off a premium channel years ago. I love it and rewatch it often. I will not buy it until it comes out on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2003

    PLEASE DVD PLEASE

    Great film, very funny. The film grows on you and is fun to watch several times to pickup some of the little ways they setup the running jokes. Even if you are not easily moves to laughter, by the time the sub ''goes silent'' for Buckman's untimely gas, well from there on it's got you. We too have watched it many times. The tape is now unusable. Please press the DVDs. My guess is it will be a much larger seller than anyone expects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    MAKE THIS ON DVD!

    My family Loves this movie so much we wore out the VHS tape and our VCR! We want this on DVD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2003

    a very very funny film

    the best film i have ever seen (brilliant) why this film is not on dvd i will never know, please someone bring it out on dvd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    I WANT THE DVD!

    This is a great movie and my sons watches it all the time. When will the DVD come out??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    Has me rolling on the floor laughing!!!!

    Like some others who have rated this movie. It is a darn shame it has not been put on DVD yet! I would snap it up in a heartbeat! Better then McHales Navy ever was. I think a sequel is in order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2003

    Where is the DVD

    I am still looking and hoping this will come out on DVD! It is a great comedy and I am sure the demand for DVD would make it profitable, I know I would grab it as fast as I could.

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