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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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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
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Magnus Dens:[Delia is telling Magnus the legend of Jennie Haniver] You know who she is?
Delia:Oh, we all know her. She been with us a long time. Some see her as a little girl. Others as a young woman. And even those who say they've seen her swim like a serpent.
Magnus Dens:What are you talking about? The girl I met lives on the island.
Delia:[pointing to the ocean] She lives out there!
Magnus Dens:You mean she lives on another island?
Delia:Oh no. Out where HE lives.
Magnus Dens:He?
Delia:The place you people call the triangle. That is where he lives. The other... the devil!
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Movie Connections:
References Moby Dick (1956)See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Haunting memory, 28 July 2002
Author: lanzman from Virginia, USA

Echoing what others have said, I saw this movie when I was about 16. I only saw it the one time, the original broadcast in 1978, but it has remained lurking in my memory ever since. The music, the situations, the cheesy effects . . . The doomed romance element still makes my heart ache. For a cheap little Rankin-Bass production, this film is remarkably effective. This one *seriously* needs to be released on DVD.

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