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U-571 Details


In this World War II action thriller, American reconnaissance agents learn that a German submarine is sinking. The doomed ship carries an Enigma Machine, a special coding device that allows high-level Axis forces to send messages that can't be read without a similar encryption mechanism. Obtaining a working Enigma device would be invaluable for the Allied war effort, so a U.S. sub is sent out to rescue the machine. However, German forces have already picked up the sub's distress signal and are en route to rescue their comrades. U-571 features a distinguished cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, and Jon Bon Jovi. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 21, 2000


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ivan Sharrock Best Sound 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steve Maslow Best Sound 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Kline Best Sound 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gregg Landaker Best Sound 2000 Nominee


Matthew McConaughey
as Lt. Andrew Tyler
Bill Paxton
as Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren
Harvey Keitel
as Chief Klough
Jon Bon Jovi
as Lt. Pete Emmett
Jake Weber
as Lt. Hirsch
David Keith
as Marine Major Coonan
Terrence "T.C." Carson
as Eddie
Jack Noseworthy
as Wentz
Tom Guiry
as Trigger
Thomas Kretschmann
as Kapitanlieutenant Wassner
Matthew Settle
as Ensign Larson
Erik Palladino
as Mazzola
Dave Power
as Tank
Will Estes
as Rabbit
Derk Cheetwood
as Griggs


Jonathan Mostow
Dino de Laurentiis
Jonathan Mostow
Jonathan Mostow
Screen Story
Sam Montgomery
David Ayer
Oliver Wood
Richard Marvin
Composer (Music Score)
Wayne Wahrman
Götz Weidner
Production Designer
Maria Teresa Barbasso
Art Director
Robert Woodruff
Supervising Art Director
Marco Trentini
Art Director
Hal Lieberman
Executive Producer
Gregory Scott Hooper
Set Designer
Richard Skinner
Set Designer
Eric P. Sundahl
Set Designer
Giulia Chiara Crugnola
Set Designer
Alessandro Santucci
Set Designer
Gina B. Cranham
Set Designer
Cinzia Sleiter
Set Designer
Daniela Giovannoni
Set Designer
Cinzia Sleiter
Set Decorator
Robert Gould
Set Decorator
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Pat Romano
Special Effects
Carol Lewis
Lucio Trentini
Line Producer
Pat Romano
Stunts Coordinator
Seth Arnett
Stunts Coordinator
Peter Donen
Visual Effects Supervisor