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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Cast

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Gail Berke
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Slake
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Romer Treece
Earl Maynard ...
Ronald
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Wiley
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Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
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Adam Coffin
Lee McClain ...
Johnson
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Kevin
Teddy Tucker ...
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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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Is anything worth the terror of The Deep? See more »


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17 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Tiefe  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's theme title song, "Down Deep Inside (Theme From The Deep)", was a collaboration between composer John Barry and disco queen Donna Summer. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Original Song Award with a slower tempo version of the song included on the movie soundtrack. An extended version of the song was later launched on Summer's CD version of her 1978 album "Live and More". The song went to No. #6 on the Dutch Top 40 Chart; No. #5 on both the UK Singles Chart and the Netherlands GfK Chart and No. #3 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Summer would go on to appear and sing in Thank God It's Friday (1978), again for the same production house, Casablanca Filmworks, that made The Deep (1977). For that movie, Summer's song won an Oscar. See more »

Goofs

When Treece, Berke and Sanders are heading over to the wreck (the first time, just before they discover the three barrel lock escutcheon plate) Treece appears to be looking towards Berke but he's talking to Sanders - Sanders even turns to face him but Treece is still looking in Berke's direction. See more »

Quotes

Gail Berke: Do you think this is it?
[Treece appears]
Romer Treece: Well, it isn't a bloody tourist trap! What do you want?
David Sanders: Mr. Treece?
Romer Treece: Indeed.
David Sanders: Ah. Well, Mr. Treece, a friend of ours was doing some diving around here about a month ago, and he found a Spanish coin, that was dated 1714, and he told us to talk to you.
Romer Treece: Look it up in the Hamilton Library.
David Sanders: Yeah, we did, we looked it up in the library and we talked to the librarian, and she said for us to come out here and talk to you 'cause you'd help us.
Romer Treece: Yes, well she's a ...
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Connections

Referenced in Zeg 'ns Aaa: Goudeerlijk (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Calypso Disco
Written by Beckett (uncredited)
Sung by Beckett
Courtesy Casablanca Records
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24 September 2002 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Saw this on HBO with my parents one vacation. I like this movie, it has a story which includes suspenses, horror, mystery and action. Not too many movies have this combination. Great acting by Shaw, his role is on par with Jaws. The under water filming is the best of any under water film. Then tension and fear with the under water scenes leave an impression on one's mind. A classic shown on TBS late night, I will tape the next time I see it on. They usually show the movie The Island afterwards, I never seen that one; I wonder if it is any good being the second feature. Rent it, tape it, or buy it! You will not be disappointed. 8/10


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