Down Periscope

  • Web Code: M2207511
  • Release Date: 10-01-2013
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Overview

Kelsey Grammar plays a wayward Navy officer, Tom Dodge, who is notorious throughout the Navy for having responded to a close call involving a Russian submarine by getting drunk and tattooing "welcome aboard" on an unmentionable appendage. He gets assigned by Admiral Winslow (Rip Torn) to command his own submarine; unfortunately, this sub is a rusting 1958 diesel model that the Navy wants to engage in war games to find out if it could inflict any damage. The assumption is, this sub is comparable to those the Russians are selling to renegade Iraqi and Libyan commanders, who might use them on suicide missions against the US.

Once on board, we meet the cast of quirky characters who will man this clunker, including a hyper, mutinous Rob Schneider as second in command, Harland Williams as the copulating whale-impersonating radar operater Sonar, and Lauren Holly as the token female officer. The slapstick ensues as this group of underdogs attempt to pull off the impossible, the completion of which will determine Dodge's future career.
Inept Navy Lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But thanks to his nemesis, Admiral Graham, he is assigned the leadership of The Stingray, a rusty, beat-up, creaky submarine, that will play the role of the enemy in a series of practice war games. Dodge's unenviable task is made worse when he meets his crew, an eccentric, incompetent bunch that includes a flatulent cook and an accident-prone electrician. Also, as an experiment in sexual integration, a woman has come onboard to join these misfits.
Dodge must find a way to shape up this motley crew, if he's ever going to prove his worth to Graham, the Navy -- and himself.
Theatrical Release Date 1996
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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PG-13 (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Startz/Anchor Bay
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    93
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Widescreen - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1
    Subtitles - English
    Released theatrically in the USA March 1, 1996. The film grossed $25 million domestically.

    Color by Deluxe.

    Additional cast: Ken Hudson Campbell (Buckman); Toby Huss (Nitro); and Harland Williams ("Sonar" Lovacelli).

    Capt. John K. Nunneley was the film's technical adviser.

    The first starring role in a major Hollywood release for Kelsey Grammer of TV's "Cheers" and "Frasier."

    Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.

    Copyright 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
  • Release Date
    10/01/13
  • Theatrical Release
    1996
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

Variety 03-04-1996 "...Fun....It's good-natured, innocuous frivolity that should raise a few smiles..."
Sight and Sound 08-01-1996 "...Easy to enjoy..."
Chicago Sun-Times 03-01-1996 "...Grammar is laid back and likable..."

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