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DeepStar Six (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  13 January 1989 (USA)
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At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

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The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Not All Aliens Come From Space. Save Your Last Breath... To Scream. See more »


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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Deep Six  »

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$8,143,225 (USA)
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Writer Lewis Abernathy sold his script at the same time that friend James Cameron was working on his own "underwater monster saga". Despite Cameron's asking that he delay this movie to avoid competing with The Abyss (1989), Abernathy went ahead and was thereby deemed persona non grata with Cameron and associates until they patched together their friendship when Abernathy accompanied Cameron on the September 1995 filming of the wreck of the Titanic for Titanic (1997) (but not any actual dives to the wreck itself). See more »

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Richardson performs electric arc welding outside of the station, at the bottom of the ocean, several thousand meters deep. At present, underwater welding is not technically possible deeper than approx. 1000 meters (3300 feet) underwater. See more »

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James 'Jim' Richardson: [Going over a checklist] Umbilicals?
Captain Phillip Laidlaw: Clear.
Snyder: Check.
James 'Jim' Richardson: Henweigh?
McBride: Henweigh ready.
Snyder: Wait, wait, wait, uh, what's a "henweigh?"
James 'Jim' Richardson: Oh, about three to four pounds.
Snyder: [the others laugh] Very funny, assholes!
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Better than you might expect it to be
28 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Yes, this movie isn't that awful. It does have some questionable physics, and a whole bunch of plot holes. It even has some bad actors! But in the end, it keeps going well enough to maintain interest, albeit sometimes only to see what foolishness comes up next.

The main star (I guess) is Greg Evigan, of BJ and the Bear fame. He doesn't have a chimp side-kick here, though. In fact, there are a whole bunch of people who filmgoers will recognise, if not be able to put a name to. But the real star is Miguel Ferrer, who has a kind of Hudson-from-Aliens role. He gets increasingly manic as the film progresses until he finally loses it totally. The movie is worth watching for him alone!

The plot is the usual "science tampering with nature" deal and the ensuing onslaught of nature on science. Nothing remarkable. Nothing that isn't predictable. The creature, however, is refreshingly different and done well enough with the effects of the day to not look pathetic in this age of CGI.

As I mentioned, there are some dodgy plot holes and physics, but the movie entertains enough that you can overlook them (for the most part) and just enjoy it.

All in all a film worth a look in on a quiet day.


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