Almost everything was wrong in this film--besides the fake dolphin insignia probably spiking the gold market in their size, why did't any of the HQ submarine officers wear theirs including the Admiral who as a 2-star could never have served in Vietnam 37 years ago by his rows of ribbons.
Don't they hire technical advisors to help on these things? Gerald McRaney has made enough military movies that he should have been able to tell the director this thing was all screwed up--where was Major Dad when we needed him?
Fortunately for the HQ staff, the young female LT told the Admiral not to worry about that nuclear armed submarine, the Captain never panicked at the Academy when during a sailing race the spinnaker came down. Hah, hah, hah. Very comforting and you could tell, since her advice was always right, you really did not need a staff there, she could have run the whole show all by herself.
The officers were a joke and the tattoo of the anchor of the Chief of the Boat's arm looked like Robin Williams in Popeye.
When the boat surfaced after they thought there had been a nuclear war, the smartest guys in the US miliary about nuclear energy just open the hatch and go for a look-see. Right. When they came back down, the camera panned to the expressions of horror on the faces of the crew--I thought for a moment it was that they were looking at that pirate guy on Pirates of Carribean or that a booger was hanging down from the Captain's nose, but, no worry, they were just covered with radioactive dust.
The scene where the submarine is twisting and turning through the old sunken wrecks was hilarious.
I love it where the new guy who had gone crazy takes over the sonar station and saves the day at the last moment. High Five Time.
Well, you just have to feel sorry for the actors when they get scripts like that, they earned their pay for that one.
What really makes me mad though is I got it for $2.50 not $1.00 in the bin at Wal-Mart.
Oh man $2.50? I'm so sorry. :( yeah I think I used this to kill my crappy microwave after it cheesed me off one too many times . . . FRIED DVD STANK!
I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you! -Firefly