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* CriminalProcedural: [[ShownTheirWork A lot of thought]] has been put into the mechanics of using a small submarine to rob an ocean liner at sea, and the characters are showing discovering the issues involved and working out ways round them. Even then, they acknowledge that the plan is risky and relies heavily on the fact that ships officers are trained to be cautious and take no unnecessary risks.

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* TheCaper: A group of morally dubious treasure turn SubmarinePirates when they salvage an sunken U-boat and plan to use it to robe the ''RMS Queen Mary'' med-ocean.


* BriefcaseFullOfCash: the SubmarinePirates plan to rob the [=QE2=] of a shipment of gold bullion, but run into an unexpected hitch when the crates prove too heavy to be carried unassisted. The [=QE2=]'s crew naturally refuse to help, so the robbers have to drag the crates past gaping passengers who until now had no idea a robbery was in progress.

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* BriefcaseFullOfCash: BriefcaseFullOfMoney: the SubmarinePirates plan to rob the [=QE2=] of a shipment of gold bullion, but run into an unexpected hitch when the crates prove too heavy to be carried unassisted. The [=QE2=]'s crew naturally refuse to help, so the robbers have to drag the crates past gaping passengers who until now had no idea a robbery was in progress.

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* BriefcaseFullOfCash: the SubmarinePirates plan to rob the [=QE2=] of a shipment of gold bullion, but run into an unexpected hitch when the crates prove too heavy to be carried unassisted. The [=QE2=]'s crew naturally refuse to help, so the robbers have to drag the crates past gaping passengers who until now had no idea a robbery was in progress.

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* HollywoodDensity: Averted; the thieves have to drag the crates of gold along the Queen Mary's decks to the submarine, as the crew have no intention of helping them.


* BrandishmentBluff: The submarine fires a dummy torpedo at the Queen Mary, and informs the captain that the next torpedo will be live. The captain suspects that they are bluffing but can't take the risk. [[spoiler:Turns out there are live torpedoes on the submarine.]]

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* BrandishmentBluff: The submarine fires a dummy torpedo with a dummy warhead at the Queen Mary, and informs the captain that the next torpedo will be live. The captain suspects that they are bluffing but can't take the risk. [[spoiler:Turns out there are live torpedoes on the submarine.]]

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* BrandishmentBluff: The submarine fires a dummy torpedo at the Queen Mary, and informs the captain that the next torpedo will be live. The captain suspects that they are bluffing but can't take the risk. [[spoiler:Turns out there are live torpedoes on the submarine.]]

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Victor is casually racist and sexist; directing a lot of derogatory comments towards Linc, and treating Rosa like his personal property. Interestingly, Eric, who is former U-boat captain, has no issues working with Linc, who is black.

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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: One the officers of the ''RMS Queen Mary'' signals a Coast Guard by flashing a message with a hand lantern. Justified, as in 1966, ships officers and Coast Guard crew were required to know Morse code. Also done realistically, as the cutter's radio operator jots the message down on a pad before reading it out. The Coast Guard captain then asks for the officer to repeat the message, because it is so odd.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Half the crew are dead, the sub has been sunk, the survivors have nothing to show for their efforts, and are stranded in a raft attempting to paddle to South America, where they'll have to spend the rest of their lives, because if they return to American or British territory, they'll be arrested for piracy.]]


* Useful/CoastGuard: A U.S. Coast Guard cutter comes to investigate why the RMS Queen Mary has come to a dead stop in the water, and winds up fighting SubmarinePirates.

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* Useful/CoastGuard: UsefulNotes/CoastGuard: A U.S. Coast Guard cutter comes to investigate why the RMS Queen Mary has come to a dead stop in the water, and winds up fighting SubmarinePirates.

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* Useful/CoastGuard: A U.S. Coast Guard cutter comes to investigate why the RMS Queen Mary has come to a dead stop in the water, and winds up fighting SubmarinePirates.

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* GunStruggle: Eric pulls a gun on Mark when he orders Tony to torpedo the cutter. Rosa jumps Eric and knocks his gun arm aside which allows Mark to tackle him. Eric and Mark struggle over the gun, which results in [[spoiler:Tony]] getting shot.


* Brief Accent Impersonation: Linc coaches Victor in speaking with a British accent to allow him to impersonate a British naval officer. Victor nearly gives himself away when he pronounces 'lieutenant' as 'lou-tenant' rather than 'left-tenant'. Fortunately for him, the captain assumes he is Canadian.

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* Brief Accent Impersonation: BriefAccentImitation: Linc coaches Victor in speaking with a British accent to allow him to impersonate a British naval officer. Victor nearly gives himself away when he pronounces 'lieutenant' as 'lou-tenant' rather than 'left-tenant'. Fortunately for him, the captain assumes he is Canadian.


* BriefAccentImpersonation: Linc coaches Victor in speaking with a British accent to allow him to impersonate a British naval officer. Victor nearly gives himself away when he pronounces 'lieutenant' as 'lou-tenant' rather than 'left-tenant'. Fortunately for him, the captain assumes he is Canadian.

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* BriefAccentImpersonation: Brief Accent Impersonation: Linc coaches Victor in speaking with a British accent to allow him to impersonate a British naval officer. Victor nearly gives himself away when he pronounces 'lieutenant' as 'lou-tenant' rather than 'left-tenant'. Fortunately for him, the captain assumes he is Canadian.

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