Das Boot

Trivia: The full sized mock up of the U boat was rented by Steven Spielberg for use in the first Indiana Jone's film.

Trivia: All the actors were fluent in English and dubbed themselves in the English version.

Trivia: The movie is based on actual events and some of the characters have existed in real life. One of them, Pilgrim, took his own life after the book on which the movie is based was released.

Trivia: The tragic ending is considered even moreso by many people because the captain dies. However the director's cut states that he actually survived.

Trivia: When it came out it was the most expensive German movie ever made.

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Revealing mistake: In one scene just before the attack on a big Hunter the young captain (Jürgen Prochnow) is sitting with his charts. Beside him he has got a glass of beer standing. The sub lurches heavily right and left in the hard weather, but the surface of the liquid stays the same.

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Captain: You have to have good men. Good men, all of them.

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