April 21, 2000
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Thriller, War
The war beneath the waves in WWII sees the Nazis having the upper hand thanks to their U-boats and their highly sophisticated cipher machines. American reconnaissance agents learn of a sinking U-boat. It's a chance to steal a working cipher machine. Having possession of a working cipher means cracking Nazi codes and finally getting the upper hand on the high seas. Can the Americans complete their mission before the sinking U-boat's distress signal is picked up by other U-boats in the area? Can they pilot the U-571 if left with no other means of escape?