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The Bermuda Depths (1978)

Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Magnus Dens
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Eric
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Jennie Haniver
Julie Woodson ...
Doshan
Ruth Attaway ...
Delia
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Paulis
Elise Frick
Nicholas Ingham
Kevin Petty
Nicole Marsh
George Richards
John Instone
Jonathan Ingham
Patricia Rego
Doris Riley
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Traumatized, orphaned college dropout Magnus Dens returns to Bermuda to find the cause of his father's mysterious death years before. At the Bermuda Biological Station, he finds Eric and Dr. Paulis, friends and colleagues of his late father, and joins them on a quest for gigantic sea creatures. He also meets Jennie Haniver, a mysterious young woman who was once his only childhood friend. Dr. Paulis' housekeeper, an island local, warns Magnus that Jennie is dangerous. The beautiful but vain young woman had sold her soul with the Devil centuries before and lives forever young deep in the waters of the Devil's Triangle (a.k.a. Bermuda Triangle). Nobody heeds the folklore and the researchers trap the giant sea turtle, setting the stage for a deadly confrontation with both minions of the Devil. Written by TVholic

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27 January 1978 (USA)  »

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It Came Up from the Depths  »

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Co-writer and producer Arthur Rankin Jr. eventually moved to Bermuda himself after making the film, and lived there for the rest of his life. See more »

Goofs

A turtles shell scales grow larger as it ages. So the heart with the initials J+M that Magnus carves into one of the turtles scales should have stayed in that one scale. But when we see a close up of the giant turtle at the end, the heart and initials are now covering parts of four different scales. See more »

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Magnus Dens: [as Jennie dives back into the water after saving Magnus] Wait! What's your name?
Jennie Haniver: Jennie! Jennie Haniver!
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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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Jennie
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Sung by Claude Carmichael
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Haunting definitely seems to be "the" word to describe The Bermuda Depths!
25 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had a very profound effect upon my brother and I. We saw it in 1979 when I was 11 years old, and my brother was 7. I spent the next 20 years trying to tell people about the movie with the "Giant Turtle". Virtually nobody knew what I was talking about, and they thought I was nuts - but I knew that both my brother and I had seen it.

I caught part of the end of it in the late 1980's, probably on WGN or TBS late at night, and actually called one of my friends and made him turn it on, because he thought I was making the movie up. So there was another person to verify it's existence! LOL!

I wish that this movie would be released on DVD; I found it every bit as haunting as the 1974 film GARGOLYES. (Which I just happened to get today for Christmas on DVD! Thank God my Brother understands and loves these old movies as much as I do! Thanks Bro!!)

All I can say is, this Movie Rocks. IF it's on and you have to go to work, call in sick! If they won't let you have off -then Quit! Jobs are available all day long, "The Berumuda Depths" isn't!

Tim


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