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 Down Periscope / Убрать перископ

Режиссер: David S. Ward

Страна: USA

Жанр: Comedy

Год выпуска: 1996

Актеры: Kelsey Grammer (as Lt. Cmdr. Thomas 'Tom' Dodge), Lauren Holly (as Lt. Emily Lake, Diving Officer), Rob Schneider (as Executive Officer Martin T. 'Marty' Pascal), Harry Dean Stanton (as Lt,. Howard, Chief Engineer), Bruce Dern (as RAdm. Yancy Graham), William H. Macy (as Capt. Carl Knox (Orlando)), Ken Hudson Campbell (as Seaman Buckman), Toby Huss (as Seaman Nitro 'Mike'), Duane Martin (as Planesman 1st Class Jefferson 'R.J.' Jackson), Jonathan Penner (as Seaman Stanley 'Spots' Sylvesterson), Bradford Tatum (as Engineman 1st Class Brad Stepanak (Winslow)), Harland Williams (as Seaman 2nd Class E.T. 'Sonar' Lovacelli), Rip Torn (as Adm. Dean Winslow), James Martin Jr. (as Orlando Radioman), Jordan Marder (as Orlando Ensign)

Всвязи с распродажей старых подводных лодок бывшим СССР американское командование решило провести специальные учения. Допотопная дизельная подлодка должна войти в гавань, а атомная должна этого не допустить. Командиром ржавой развалины назначают самого "раздолбайского" капитана с татуировкой на члене: "Добро пожаловать на борт", а экипаж у него - просто зоопарк. Последней соломинкой послужило назначение женщины-офицера в качестве эксперимента. Удался ли эксперимент, зрители узнают сами, а комедия получилась блестящей - очень смешной, прекрасно сыгранной, остроумной. Чем-то она напоминает лучшие моменты "Полицейских академий". Еще раз хочу отметить удачный подбор актеров - они создают радостное, приподнятое настроение. (Иванов М.)

Partly due to an unbecoming tattoo `down there' Lt Cmdr Tom Dodge has been regularly passed over for command of his own submarine. When he is given one, against the advice of Rear Admiral Graham, it is an old diesel sub. In an attempt to prove that the US is vulnerable to a terrorist strike from the old diesel-type subs being sold on the black market, Admiral Winslow sets up a war game with Graham – that a diesel sub can evade capture long enough to enter a port and launch an attack on US soil. To hinder him further Graham gives Dodge a crew of useless sailors and sets him on his way. However, as the first few skirmishes show, Dodge is perhaps resourceful enough to pull it off.

I watched this on a lazy Bank Holiday afternoon – and I think that that is the best way to watch it. If you made a special trip to the cinema to see this I think you'd be upset but to find it on TV is just about right. The plot is daft but allows for an inventive (if silly) film that has a little bit of excitement to it (just don't expect Crimson Tide here). The laughs are rarely out loud but the atmosphere is more one of amusement than laughter. Like I said – it works if you don't expect much.

Considering the material, the film did well to get a reasonable cast on board (sorry). Grammer is OK and seems to enjoy being out of his Fraiser mode – but he isn't that convincing carrying a film instead of a show. The support cast throws up plenty of well known faces. Lauren Holly has little to do but looks good doing it! Seeing her in an uniform 2 sizes too small is perhaps the high point for many viewers! Schneider always makes me think of a poor man's comedy side kick and he doesn't do that well here, but to be fair he tries hard with his character. Getting names like Macy, Dern Stanton and Rip Torn in the film was a shrewd move as they are always watchable, but they really have little to do.

Overall this is not that funny and not that clever. However if you know what you're watching (a daft amusing movie) then you'll be pleased if not overjoyed by it. I was doing laundry on a day off work and it did me just fine to distract without having to focus on it.

Время: 92 мин
Дисков: 2 шт
Video format: DivX 5
Audio format: AC3
Разрешение: 640x352
Размер: 646+650 Mb
Перевод: Санаев
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