A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Der Alte (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Leutnant Werner (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Klaus Wennemann ...
 Leitender Ingenieur (LI) (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Hubertus Bengsch ...
 Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernd Tauber ...
 Obersteuermann (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Johann, das Gespenst (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martin May ...
 Ullmann (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Hinrich (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Bootsmann (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Ario (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Pilgrim (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ralf Richter ...
 Frenssen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Bibelforscher (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Schwalle (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Konrad Becker ...
 Bockstiegel (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lutz Schnell ...
 Dufte (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martin Hemme ...
 Brueckenwilli (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Wilhelm Pietsch ...
 Franz (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Helmut Neumeier ...
 Schmutt (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Dirk Salomon ...
 Markus (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...
 Benjamin (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Arno Kral ...
 Hagen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Maryline Moulard ...
 Françoise (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Monique (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Thomsen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Günter Lamprecht ...
 Kapitän 'Weser' (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

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Drama | War

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24 February 1985 (West Germany)  »

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There was no "Class VII C" submarine left from World War II, so the crew had to build the whole interior from scratch using original plans from that time. It was mounted on a large pivot to simulate a moving submarine. * U-995 is the only remaining Type VIIC submarine. She has been on public display at Laboe, Germany since 1971. See more »

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Referenced in Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) See more »

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amazing film, a classic.
6 December 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

seems like everything is right about this movie/series. the actors are all really good & the camera-work is excellent. great use of colors also... you know it's war, but still you have all the sympathy in the world for the crew. it's like a world of its own inside "das boot". you can't help but feeling claustrophobic when you watch it, especially when the boat dives deeper & deeper to shake of the enemy...then the attack from above starts & you really start holding your breath, it sucks you in, in ways only movies of very high quality can. i watched the long version, but it felt like it was not that long at all, because it was such a thriller. amazing film, a classic.


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