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Still shot from the movie: U-571.


Commanding officer Mike Dahlgren's (Bill Paxton) crew is surprised when they are assigned to an aging S-33 WWI sub that has been retrofitted to look like a German U-boat. From intelligence officer Lt. Hirsch (Jake Weber) they learn another German U-boat lies disabled in the Atlantic and their mission is to fool the German crew on board into thinking help has arrived so they can take control of the lame sub, and an encryption device it carries. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 21 Apr 2000
Video Release: 13 Dec 1901
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When a German commander orders his crew to begin firing upon a lifeboat full of helpless survivors, the crew is reluctant to do so. Often in movies, everyone on the side of the enemy is depicted as being completely bad or evil. What examples can you find in U-571 that demonstrate shades of grey between good and evil, and do you think these portrayals are more realistic?.

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