The film starred Jürgen Prochnow as the U-boat Captain who became a good example of Peterson's action characters a man at war and who dares danger and fate at sea. In its time the film was considered so radical that when first broadcast in Germany the Bavarian network turned off the transmitters rather than broadcast it. Then producers of the film hoped for a 2009 release.
His other films include The Neverending Story (1984) Enemy Mine (1985) In the Line of Fire (1993) Outbreak (1995) Air Force One (1997) The Perfect Storm (2000) Troy (2004) and Poseidon (2006). Wolfgang Petersen (born 14 March 1941) is a German film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the 1981 World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot (1981).