Monday, May 30, 2011

Movie Moments: #45

Down Periscope  (1996)

A movie lacking in critical acclaim and way down on the popularity meter, but I like it.  Hire it, have a look at it and find out whether you raise a few laughs and smiles.

Kelsey Grammer is an unorthodox submarine officer who has a chance to save his career: take an old rust bucket and see if you penetrate a US naval bases guarded by nuclear subs.  A crew of rejects and misfits and a female Diving Officer are added to the mix by a spiteful admiral.

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Don't you realise that you are addressing a superior officer?
Lt Comd Dodge: No... Merely a higher ranking one!

The poster below is the theatrical release poster for the film.  It shows two submarines alongside each other with a submarine in the middle.  Am I the only one who sees a sexual imagery here?

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