Down Periscope Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kelsey Grammer

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Kelsey Grammer is Tom Dodge, a nuclear submarine commander. Passed over for promotion repeatedly in the past, he has not done well as the executive officer of other subs. An idea comes up with a chance to save Dodge's career. He is now able to get command of his own boat. He is shocked to find that his new command is actually a WWII rust and boats sub. But it's the best sample target for a nuclear navy in the post-Soviet years. Getting little support from the higher-ups for his new wargames. Dodge gets together a rogue-crew including a angry XO (Rob Schneider), a crazy chief engineer (Harry Dean Stanton), a not so good diving officer (Lauren Holly) and various other second-string sailors. As the Sub takes to the sea, it finds itself the quarry of the modern nuclear navy, barely keeping itself undetected.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Deanna

Set in World War II, this film stars Kelsey Grammer as the navigator of a submarine ship. Grammer brings the same laugh-out-loud humor that is prevalent on his TV series Frasier. He's also surrounded by a terrific supporting cast, with Lauren Holly as his love interest.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy

Kelsey Grammer sails from TV's Frasier to the Big Screen in this screwball comedy co-staring Lauren Holly and Rip Torn. Veteran Skipper John Dodge (Grammer) will never be a text book officer but his a brilliant seamen who's always wanted commzand of his own nuclear sub. Unfortunately, Dodge is given command of a WWII disel sub crewed by a collection of maladjusted and mistake prone misfits. Then his tagged the enemy in a crucial war game and ordered to take on the US Navy's best.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Orr

Script Analysis of Down Periscope

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   war movies

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   submarining Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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