Worst sub film


What a boring mess of a film. Nothing much happens. Two hours of dull entertainment, and I like both James Garner and Edmund O'Brien. The best part is Andra Maritn, who's quite nice.

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I disagree: While certainly nowhere near the best sub film, "Up Periscope" is not the worst. I would give that "honor" to "Down Periscope" with Kelsay Grammer. "Down Periscope" is supposedly a comedy parody of sub movies but it is just simply stupid and not at all funny. It is the worst sub movie I've ever seen.

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Yes, for most snafus in one film. I mean what the hell is "creeping speed?" But for sheer ignorance of submarine operation and warfare, I nominate the sub sequence from War and Rememberance.
Al Hurlbut, IC2SS, USS Sea Cat and USS Grenadier.

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Not even close to being the worst Sub movie. Robert Mitchum made one that was a huge stinker.

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Not even close to being the worst Sub movie. Robert Mitchum made one that was a huge stinker. - mrbluto-2

Presuming that you are referring to The Enemy Below. I don't know that it is a genuine stinker, but I found it to be quite unengaging. If I had to pick between that or Torpedo Run, I'd definitely pick the latter. But Up Periscope is just a little better than either of those.


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When its sending you to sleep you know the film is in trouble!

Its that man again!!

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It's a by the numbers sub/war movie, but I thought the story was OK and it was good fun spotting the 50's/60's TV stars.🐭

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One of the better sub movies. What a terrific film! So much happens. Two hours of superb entertainment.

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