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What is your favorite sub movie?

Run Silent, Run Deep
2 (9.1%)
Destination Toyko
2 (9.1%)
Up Periscope
1 (4.5%)
Torpedo Run
1 (4.5%)
U-571
1 (4.5%)
Das Boot
4 (18.2%)
The Hunt for Red October
5 (22.7%)
K-19: The Widowmaker
0 (0%)
Crimson Tide
0 (0%)
The Enemy Below
0 (0%)
Hellcats of the Navy
0 (0%)
Operation Pacific
2 (9.1%)
Below
0 (0%)
Down Periscope
4 (18.2%)

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What is your favorite sub movie?
« on: April 20, 2008, 11:23:54 AM »
I know this won't cover them all...but just curious what your favorite sub movie is...I'm trying to set this up so that you can choose your top 3.
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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 11:27:56 AM »
This is a hard question to answer as they are all so good.   DosBoot really portrays the live on a submarine most accurately.  Our kids today really miss out on what life is really like as the only live it through TV and the internet.

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 06:30:00 PM »
THIS IS A GOOD POST,FAVORITE SUB MOVIE.HAVE YOU NOTICED WHEN THEY HAVE FLOODING AND ARE BAILING WITH BUCKETS(DESTINATION TOKYO).WHERE DO ALL THE BUCKETS COME FROM,DID THE FLEET BOATS CARRY A DOZEN OR SO?

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008, 07:51:23 PM »
Great poll Mark.  I voted for Das Boot, Down Periscope, and The Hunt for Red October.

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008, 12:59:43 AM »
I had to vote Down Periscope. That movie is just hillarious. Isn't The Hunt For Red October have to do with a Russian sub?
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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 11:55:10 AM »
Yes it is.  Sean Connary (a scottsman playing a russian go figure) is defecting w/ a russiona sub.  I also want to point out the everpresant Timm Curry who also has movies like Home alone, 3 musketeers and Rocky Horror Picture Show on his resume....

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 11:58:07 AM »
I voted Operation Pacific, beccause it details alot of the missions, and things the submarine crews did. It may not be entirely realistic, but it shows them doing island raids, the captain and crew being transferred off to do work at Pearl, rescuing aviators, and of course sinking some ships.
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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 03:47:05 PM »
Yes it is.  Sean Connary (a scottsman playing a russian go figure) is defecting w/ a russiona sub....

This should be preceded by SPOILER!!   :laugh:

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 04:31:14 PM »
Gee Lance,  It's not like everyone has not seen it......   

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military movies w/ lots of explosions and wanton violence.   What else could a guy want.    :2funny:

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 11:38:28 PM »
Sean Connary with his scottish accent playing a Russian......Wow. I have to see it now. Especially since I do Russian/Eastern Bloc airsoft/reenacting.
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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 08:19:21 AM »
Sadly, I've only seen 5 of the movies listed up top.  I do intend upon seeing them all as soon as I can.  I have a copy of Run Silent, Run Deep, but haven't watched it yet.

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2008, 08:47:41 AM »
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I have a copy of Run Silent, Run Deep, but haven't watched it yet.

I think the sub used in RSRD is the USS Redfish (SS395).  There is one shot in the movie where you can almost make out the numbers.  With only a few points of contention (like all the torpedoes get fired out of the same tube) and it's post-war bridge configuration w/ no 20mm or 40mm guns...it's still a great movie.
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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 09:48:17 AM »
I have to vote for DOWN PERISCOPE... I got a bit part in it.  It sure was fun to be a part of, even if it was pure hoooey.

As far as a good realistic sub movie goes, even Das Boot is a bit off the mark. But it still holds top billet. Also must include OPERATION PACIFIC.

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2008, 01:46:34 PM »
I have to vote for DOWN PERISCOPE... I got a bit part in it.  It sure was fun to be a part of, even if it was pure hoooey.

As far as a good realistic sub movie goes, even Das Boot is a bit off the mark. But it still holds top billet. Also must include OPERATION PACIFIC.

Paul Farace

PS:  I need to dig out some of the behind the scenes photos I took, scan them, and post them. Kelsey was fun to bearound.

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Re: What is your favorite sub movie?
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2008, 12:35:43 AM »
RUSSELL BOOTH.  :angel:


Russ was the man behind the PAMPANITO restoration. There is no one quite like him today in the submarine (or historic warship) field. I try to be (and fall far short of the mark)... a few others come close (Tim Rizzuto of the USS KIDD, USS SLATER).  He called me and asked if I could fly out to help crew the Mighty Pamp during the 45-day on location shoot in Benicia, CA (Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet anchorage).  I did and the rest is wonderful history. Sadly, Russ lived to see the movie premier, but died in 1997, before the movie hit the VHS homevideo bins at WalMart.

I will try and dig out some of the shots I took of the filming.

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