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The Bermuda Depths (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  27 January 1978 (USA)
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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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Dr. 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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It Came Up, Up, Up from the Bermuda Depths


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Trivia

The name "Jenny Haniver" comes from a type of folk art that sculpts the carcasses of rays and skates into human-like forms that are often sold as "mermaids". 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 »

Quotes

Jennie Haniver: [Jennie tries to persuade Magnus to free the turtle] Cut the cable. Free it... please.
Magnus Dens: [sighs] Jennie, what are you saying? Why are you asking me this?
Jennie Haniver: [holding his face in her hands] Let it go... it won't harm you.
Magnus Dens: [shaking his head to free himself] No, I can't! Eric...
Jennie Haniver: [interrupts] Forget Eric! Do it for me!
Magnus Dens: Look, Jennie... as soon as this is over, I promise you...
Jennie Haniver: No... I made a promise. A promise I'll regret forever.
Magnus Dens: A promise to whom?
Jennie Haniver: Never mind. Just hold me.
Magnus Dens: Jennie, Eric says... I made you up...
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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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Jennie
Written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Performed by Claude Carmichael
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I must see this movie again!!!
22 August 1999 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is my Holy Grail. I have found every movie that affected me as I grew up but this one. I was 8 years old when I saw this movie and all I remember is the sound of the ocean and the haunting memory of a lovely phantom girl who waits for her childhood love. (Carl Weathers being dragged to the oceans depths on the back of a giant turtle is a bonus as well.) It's been so long that I don't recall how the special effects were but it's tone and moodiness have stuck with me to this day.


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