U-571 (2000)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films, Sea Adventure, War Adventure  |   Release Date - Apr 21, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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In this World War II action thriller, American reconnaissance agents learn that a German submarine is sinking. The doomed ship carries an Enigma Machine, a special coding device that allows high-level Axis forces to send messages that can't be read without a similar encryption mechanism. Obtaining a working Enigma device would be invaluable for the Allied war effort, so a U.S. sub is sent out to rescue the machine. However, German forces have already picked up the sub's distress signal and are en route to rescue their comrades. U-571 features a distinguished cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, and Jon Bon Jovi.

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assignment, Navy, retrieve, sea-disaster, sinking, submarine, technology, world-war