View Full Version : Run Silent, Run Deep

11-09-2006, 08:42 PM
Just watched this movie earlier on and out of pure interest, if anyone here knows what sub they used for the movie. I'm assuming it was a Balao class sub, well it looks like one, but wanted to know which one.

11-09-2006, 08:46 PM
Yep, you got it right, but the movie was not even roughly based on the book, and I'm not sure why the author didn't take court action. They must have paid him a lot to keep quiet<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-09-2006, 09:52 PM
A. They ached Beach's permission first
ann B. Sueing was lamost unheard of then.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-09-2006, 11:58 PM
B. Suing was almost unheard of then.

Ahh, the good ol' days. Shame we can't go back to that, right now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-10-2006, 12:15 AM
Yeah, but the only thing they didn't completely bastardise from the original book, was the character names, the characters themselves were turned completely away from the original character developments, even the plot was changed<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-10-2006, 04:44 AM
I bought it on DVD the other week and I thought it was a good movie even though it was made a long time ago. Mind you, I have never read the book so I guess my opinion of the film is untainted.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


11-10-2006, 05:04 AM
but wanted to know which one
As read on this Page (http://www1.epinions.com/content_59451674244), it is the USS Redfish.

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11-10-2006, 06:49 AM
I have the movie. I thought it is pretty good for what it is and the era it was made. Come on, did you guys see the strings pulling torpedos and the ships through the water? Where is Spielberg when you need him? Other than that it is enjoyable. I have not read the book and did not know it was made after a book. But hey, even today movies made from books really do not do them justice!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-10-2006, 07:44 AM
I bought the DVD earlier in the week and that was me getting around to watching it. Still a good movie despite its age. I didn't know it was based on a book (or from what's been mentioned here, not based on the book). Some of the scenes are quite comical by today's standards...yes, I saw the torpedoes on the strings as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
@Minoos...thanks for the info, very much appreciated.
I'll now watch the other DVD I bought along with that one later on...Crimson Tide http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-11-2006, 03:10 AM
I have "Run Silent Run Deep" (as well as one or two other books by Beach) and while I enjoyed it, his comments in one of his books about U-Boot crews surrendering the moment depth charges were dropped whereas US sub crews stayed put annoyed me immensely. Hadn't Beach heard of the tremendous casualty rate the U-Boot branch suffered in WW2, even at the time the book was written? Such stupid remarks make me take his otherwise very readable accounts far less seriously.
As for the movie....... ho-hum- once you have seen "Das Boot" every other sub movie becomes insignificant.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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