Das Boot (1981): FYC

The Das Boot script and screenplay

Das Boot

See the plot, cast, facts, and script from the 1981 German masterpiece.

Here's what we have on Wolfgang Petersen's, "Das Boot". And, you can also read and download the official screenplay, here, at 8FLiX.


"Das Boot" Plot Summary.

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in destroying English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew.

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Notable Cast
Jürgen Prochnow Jürgen Prochnow ... Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock
Herbert Grönemeyer Herbert Grönemeyer ... Lt. Werner
Klaus Wennemann Klaus Wennemann ... Chief Engineer Fritz Grade
Hubertus Bengsch Hubertus Bengsch ... 1st Lieutenant - Number One-1WO
Martin Semmelrogge Martin Semmelrogge ... 2nd Lieutenant - 2WO
Bernd Tauber Bernd Tauber ... Kriechbaum - Chief Quartermaster-Navigator
Erwin Leder Erwin Leder ... Johann
Martin May Martin May ... Ullman
Heinz Hoenig Heinz Hoenig ... Hinrich
Uwe Ochsenknecht Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Chief Bosun
Claude-Oliver Rudolph Claude-Oliver Rudolph ... Ario
Jan Fedder Jan Fedder ... Pilgrim
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ... Frenssen
Joachim Bernhard Joachim Bernhard ... Preacher
Oliver Stritzel Oliver Stritzel ... Schwalle

Writing Team

Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen ... Screenplay
Lothar G. Buchheim Lothar G. Buchheim ... Book


Notable Wins
Bavarian Film Award Jost Vacano ... Best Cinematography (Kamerapreis)
Bavarian Film Award Wolfgang Petersen ... Best Director (Regiepreis)
National Board of Review Wolfgang Petersen ... Top Foreign Films

Box Office Data

(1981) DEM/U.S. Dollars
Budget...DEM 32,000,000
Opening weekend...$26,994
Gross (US & Canada)...$11,487,676
Gross (World)...$11,487,676


The Das Boot movie poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb/Getty
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...Bavarian Film Awards (1982)
Awards...National Board of Review
Studio...Sony Pictures Classics

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