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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magnus Dens
Jennie Haniver
Julie Woodson ...
Ruth Attaway ...
Dr. Paulis
Elise Frick
Nicholas Ingham
Kevin Petty
Nicole Marsh
George Richards
John Instone
Jonathan Ingham
Patricia Rego
Doris Riley


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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27 January 1978 (USA)  »

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It Came Up from the Depths  »

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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 »


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 »


Magnus Dens: [Magnus and Paulis are in the ruins of the Dens family home... they talk about the night Lionel died] Tell me what happened. I'd like to know about his death.
Dr. Paulis: Are you sure you want to know about all that?
Magnus Dens: Yes, I'm sure.
Dr. Paulis: [somberly] Well, he became involved in this project and well, it just took over his life! His entire life! He worked... he worked like a fiend! And so did I. I couldn't take it... I had to get away... to the mainland. Then late one night he called me, and he said he had found a ...
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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »


Written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Performed by Claude Carmichael
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giant turtle in lovely blue Bermuda waters
23 June 2000 | by (brasilia, brasil) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was four years old on TV and it has forever haunted me since. I saw some of it again recently on a poor quality VHS tape and the minitaures suck, the title sequence is corny, and the acting is wanting, but the story itself, the images and tones that it offers from it´s romance of the sea is simply lovely and wonderful. Maybe they could do some kind of remake or clean up the effects somehow, but if you liked films like the Big Blue or Atlantis then this corny little number is for you. Just please be warned, it is not a well made piece, just a great story and tribute to the mystery of the ocean.

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