A rusty sub. A rebel commander. A renegade crew. When destiny called, they should have hung up.
Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the enemy flagship in the upcoming war games … and to make matters even worse, Dodge's crew is a band of idiots even more incompetent that he is!
Been on a 90's kick recently, this one came up on my Kindle, thought I'd give it another watch. This is in no way a good movie, but it makes me laugh. And really, that's all it should do. Mary Swanson is a smokin' hottie in this one with her blonde hair.
Comedy like you read about. It's not to be appreciated by all film lovers, but it is so admirable in its total dedication to studio comedy. As the decades roll on, it will remain a shining example of late twentieth century broad comedy. These things, of course, do not make a great movie, but it does make this more than adequate comedy worth keeping around.
This was one of those movies that every time I ran across it on cable, I stopped to watch the rest, no matter where I came in at. Not the greatest ever, but so rewatchable.
Some goofy fun that, I'm sure, bears no resemblance whatsoever to the actual Navy.
Police Academy in a submarine. I get the impression the script for this film was written on a used napkin. There are some pretty funny moments but too few to make this worth recommending.
I don't know why I like this movie as much as I do, but there you go.