Mission – Rohr frei! (1996)

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Mission – Rohr frei!: Directed by David S. Ward. With Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton. Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days.

“I first saw this movie when it came out on video within months of its theatrical release in 1996. I remember how I laughed much more than I expected. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI havenu0026#39;t watched the film until it came out on cable TV recently. Even though I knew the plot and many of the jokes, I still found myself laughing as hard as when I first saw it. I was pleasantly surprised that the movie still had an appeal after all these years and many of the actors in the film did a great job without being overly done. Kelsey Grammer, in particular, played a very likeable commander and even though he had the goofiest men under his command, Grammer brought out the best in each of them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enThis movie is much more believeable to watch than any of the Police Academy movies. Being a former Navy vet myself, the language made sense to me and after watching a super serious thriller like u0026quot;U-571u0026quot; recently, Down Periscope still kept within the framework of what is acceptable and believeable within the Navy. If you havenu0026#39;t seen this film, I highly recommend it for pure entertainment and escapism.”


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