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Down Periscope

Down Periscope
Down Periscope
Down Periscope
  • PG-13
  • 1h 33m
  • 1996
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A third-rate crew of navy misfits is ordered to pilot a broken-down sub during war exercises. In so doing, they prove themselves and the ship by cleverly penetrating Norfolk's modern defense system.
© 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Down Periscope takes audiences on an aimless voyage for aquatic hijinks, proving there really aren't any effective sub-stitutes for a well-written script.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Some innuendo, profanity in mediocre slapstick comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Down Periscope is a 1996 film in which Kelsey Grammer plays a naval officer who is given command of a down-at-the-heels submarine and must lead an oddball crew of misfits to victory in a war game that will determine his future. There is occasional sexual innuendo throughout the movie, including references to the lead character having the words "Welcome Aboard" tattooed on his penis. There also is frequent profanity, including "f--k" and "s--t." Overall, this is another run-of-the-mill slapstick comedy in which a group of misfits is asked to achieve great things; adolescents may be interested because of the juvenile humor.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 1, 1996
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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