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Release Date:
27 January 1978 (USA) See more »
It Came Up, Up, Up from the Bermuda Depths
Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Good Movie! See more (97 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Tsugunobu Kotani  (as Tom Kotani)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Overgard 
Arthur Rankin Jr.  story

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Benni Korzen .... associate producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
Cinematography by
Jeri Sopanen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Walter 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
Art Direction by
Katzov Satsoya 
Costume Design by
Emma Randolph 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Production Management
Barbara Hilse .... production supervisor
Art Department
Donald Berry .... special props
Peter Politanoff .... property master
Jane Vickery .... special props
Beverly Welch .... special props
Gary Zeller .... special props
Sound Department
Francis Daniel .... sound
Richard Elder .... sound mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Jill Savic .... sound effects editor
Jim Tatum Jr. .... sound effects editor
Wendy Warner .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Kinshiro Ohkubo .... special effects associate producer (as Kinshiro Okubo)
Mark Segawa .... special effects director
Akihiko Takahashi .... special effects assistant director
Masaki Îzuka .... special effects associate producer (as Masaki Iizuka)
Visual Effects by
Minoru Nakano .... optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas C. Hart .... first assistant camera (as Douglas Hart)
Michael Lesser .... gaffer
Jonathan Lumley .... best boy
Peter Moran .... still photographer
Dustin Smith .... key grip
George Waterman .... assistant camera: underwater photography
Stan Waterman .... underwater director of photography (as Stanton Waterman)
Tom Weston .... second assistant camera (as Thomas Weston)
Music Department
Jules Bass .... composer: song "Jennie"
Claude Carmichael .... vocalist "Jennie"
Kenjiro Hirose .... conductor
Kenjiro Hirose .... music arranger
John Richards .... music recordist
Other crew
Thomas Bush .... production assistant
J.A.D. Froud .... location manager
Nobuko Oganesoff .... assistant to director
Todd Rankin .... production assistant
Teddy Tucker .... diving consultant
Linda Wilkinson .... production assistant

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Japan:90 min | USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Eric:[the turtle has been caught in the net at sea] You see the size of that thing?
[as the net splits]
Eric:The net's never gonna hold!
[he grabs the harpoon gun and runs to the bow]
Eric:Come on, come on!
Magnus Dens:[tries to stop him] Eric!
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Movie Connections:
References Moby Dick (1956)See more »
JennieSee more »


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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Good Movie!, 1 November 2000
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

What starts out as a good sea serpent thriller for kids turns into an unrequited love story for adults.Plot:Leigh McKloskey returns to Bermuda to seek out why and how his father died when he was a boy.Instead,he discovers that his father had been conducting strange experiments and that his childhood friend,now played mysteriously by Connie Sellecca,is not what she appears to be.The last scenes in the cemetery and the giant turtle underwater wrapped everything up for me.The movie's theme, "Jenny," still drives goosebumps up my back. I recommend this movie for anyone who's been to Bermuda or is thinking of going.I stayed up late one night just to tape this movie on my VCR and I'll tell you,it was worth it !!!

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