Up Periscope

Factual error: The movie takes place "somewhere in the South Pacific, 1942", yet the transport plane taking LTJG Braden to Hawaii has post-war markings.

Factual error: Following the crash dive where the XO gets killed, the captain orders the helmsman, "Steady on 090." However, this will take the sub back to Pearl Harbor, instead of westward toward the target island.

Plot hole: The radar operator reports a bogey at 15,000 yards, without, at first, giving a bearing, yet everyone on the bridge immediately looks to the starboard bow.


Lt. J.g. Kenneth M. Braden: How come they call you Weary?
Weary: That's my name.
Lt. J.g. Kenneth M. Braden: Nickname?
Weary: No, sir, my real name. I'm the youngest of 13 children. I guess when I was born, my mother couldn't think of another name.

Commander Paul Stevenson: Oh, uh, one more thing, Mr. Braden, you don't get captured.
Lt. J.g. Kenneth M. Braden: Mm-hmm. I wouldn't think of it, sir.


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