Talk:Down Periscope

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Is there any validation of the alternate movie names, in the trivia section?

Surfacing footage[edit]

re: The surfacing shot of the Orlando is the same footage used in the movie The Hunt for Red October (film). - The footage of the Orlando surfacing while giving chase to the Stingray near the end of the movie is NOT the same used in The Hunt for Red October. Both pieces of footage may very well be of the same sub, but the footage itself is very different. The shot of the Orlando is done looking at the port beam, the sub itself is traveling at high speed, and surfaces at a rather shallow angle. The Dallas, from Red October, is viewed from the starboard bow, moves relatively slow, and breaches at quite a sharp angle.


No mention of the book, "Down Periscope", written many years before this movie.Dannygjk (talk) 15:49, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

I could find no mention of such a book in an Amazon search. Would you happen to have the author, publisher, and perhaps the ISBN number? Is this just a book with an identical title, or do you have a reliable source to show the film was based on the book? If it was not, then there's no need to mention the book here at all. If it's a notable book, then it would qualify for it's own article, in which case we would include a redirect at the top of the page, but still needs no mention in the article text. Hope that helps. - BillCJ (talk) 17:12, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps he was thinking of Up Periscope? There's no resemblance in the plots, but the similarity of the names struck me as well.
—WWoods (talk) 19:17, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
The film title clearly references Up Periscope; but isn't, I think, down periscope a slang term for erectile dysfunction? Much as up periscope was an unconsciously phallic gung-ho exultation in victory?
Nuttyskin (talk) 20:23, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Tag for citations[edit]

Article needs more citations than this. 12:09, 18 November 2008 (UTC) White Mage Cid —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) No, I mean the book, which I read long before the Kelsey Grammar movie came outDannygjk (talk) 11:02, 15 October 2011 (UTC)


Something that's hard to cite, but it's widely believed by US Submarine Service veterans, that Down Periscope is one of the most realistic submarine movies ever made - at least with regards to the crew of the Stingray. (talk) 17:16, 24 December 2011 (UTC)