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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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Slake
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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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Trivia

Originally, director Peter Yates didn't think actor Nick Nolte was right for the film. Neither was Nolte particularly interested in doing in what her perceived as a bland lead part. Nor were Columbia Pictures studio executives interested in Nolte as they believed he wasn't a big enough star with enough box-office clout to headline an expensive blockbuster picture. Producer Peter Guber though wanted Nolte. Guber once said of the tense meeting with all the parties: "I walked into a conference that could not have started on shakier ground if we'd held it on the San Andreas fault. Here was an actor that the studio didn't want, sitting down to discuss a part he'd already rejected, with a filmmaker who'd decided he wasn't right for the role anyway! Nick immediately sensed that Yates wasn't too thrilled with him for the character. But as they talked, Nick became intrigued with the changing character and with the challenge of working underwater, and Yates became intrigued with Nick. Finally, after two hours, Yates reached across the table to Nick and said, 'You're the man for me,' knocking Nick for a loop." See more »

Goofs

In one of the underwater scenes, Treece refers to the girl as "Kate," when the character's name is "Gail." See more »

Quotes

David Sanders: I'm goin' down there, and you're gonna have to blow me up too!
Romer Treece: As you please, boy.
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Calypso Disco
Sung by Beckett
Courtesy Casablanca Records
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Treasure hunt underwater, romantic music of John Barry
25 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have the movie on Video, would buy it on DVD, I have read all the other reviews and surprised nobody mentioned the great music by John Barry. The theme made it to the radio top hits in 1977 For me, the music makes this movie, together with the three main stars including Shaw, Nolte and the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset. Is there an actress today quite so stunning? Don't think so... The Deep probably did not have the impact of Peter Benchley's Jaws but I like it just as much. The music is more melodic, the warmer location Bermuda, in contrast to the cooler Cape Cod of Jaws. I always appreciate a good treasure hunt anyway, Spanish doubloons and the possibility of reef predators adds interest. Watch it just to see Bisset in skimpy scuba swimsuit... you won't be disappointed


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