U-571
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Eddie: It's the first time you ever seen a black man ain't it... get used to it.

Chief Klough: You're the skipper now. And the skipper always knows what to do whether he does or not.

Chief Klough: Those Krauts sure know how to build a boat.

Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: What the hell are you doing, huh? This is not a God damn democracy.

Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren: Relax gentlemen. She's old... but she'll hold.

Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: His body is gonna to save our lives.

Character mistake: At the beginning of the movie, the German sub gets surprised and severely damaged by a destroyer. The sonar man first notices the enemy destroyer approaching, but only a short time before the destroyer is already literally on top of the sub. German sonar at the time had the capacity to detect ships up to more than 7 miles away, so the sonar man really had to be asleep at his sonar station not to notice the destroyer approaching. (00:03:40)

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Trivia: Matthew McConaughey didn't like his character's background, so he asked that it be changed from the original, not being promoted because he was a drunk, to basically never making a decision that might cost someone their life.

David Robertson

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Question: Throughout the film you can see that Tank, played by Dave Power, has funny-looking thin black scars on both cheeks. Was this a makeup effect for the character (and if so, why did they do it), or does the actor really have these scars on his cheeks (and if so, what from)?

Answer: The scars you see on Tank's face are fake, pure makeup. They wanted the character to have a gritty look.

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