Down Periscope is a 1996 military comedy starring Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Frasier), Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigalo), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber). The film, directed by David S. Ward (Major League), tells the hilarious story of a rag-tag group of sailors led by their courageous but unconventional Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge (Grammer). The crew is commissioned to restore and revitalize a leaky old diesel submarine, the USS Stingray, to engage in a war game to prove the superiority of the new nuclear submarines. The war game quickly turns into a fight for Dodge's career and when his odd crew proves ridiculously effective, the big upset lands in the lap of the U.S. Navy. The slapstick comedy pokes fun in all the right places and its stellar comic cast makes it somewhat of a timeless classic. The movie also stars Harry Dean Stanton, Bruce Dern, William H. Macy, and Rip Torn.