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The Deep (1977)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Thriller  |  17 June 1977 (USA)
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A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater ... See full summary »

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Gail Berke
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Slake
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Wiley
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Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
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Kevin
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A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater sequences and a look into the affairs of treasure hunting. Based on a novel by Peter 'Jaws' Benchley. Written by Anonymous

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Second filmed adaptation of a Peter Benchley novel, the first was Jaws (1975). Movie versions of Benchley novels became popular in Hollywood for a brief time during the mid to late 1970s due to the box-office success of Jaws (1975), itself producing three sequels, which included Jaws 2 (1978) made during this period. Also made during this era was Peter Benchley's The Island (1980). "The Deep" was Benchley's second novel, it being first published in 1977. See more »

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When David and Romer are talking in Romer's living room, David's hair is messy and over his forehead. Later, David's hair is combed and neatly presented. See more »

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Adam Coffin: Kevin sure gives me the willies. He doesn't say much.
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At first sight, "The Deep" has it all! A wonderful location, a treasure hunt, a hot chick and cool heroes with a nasty villain. How they managed to combine this elements into one of the most boring movies I ever saw is beyond me.

"The Deep" is slow. Excruciatingly slow! The characters are empty shells. I could care less about them. The underwater scenes while beautifully shot are tedious after a while.

Jacqueline Bisset has one good scene in a wet t-shirt but is then wasted for the rest of the film. Nick Nolte seems bored. Robert Shaw is basically the "guy from Jaws" once again. Louis Gosset Jr. is hardly in the movie but he tries his best. Eli Wallach is the nasty little bastard traitor we all love to hate, and as always he's great! They're the only saving grace of the movie.

It's not that "The Deep" is insultingly bad! It's just that its so bland, dull and unemotional that I was pretty much indifferent to the whole thing. So if you're expecting a big, exciting adventure look elsewhere. The only thing about "The Deep" worth mentioning really is Jacqueline Bisset's hard nipples.


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