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DeepStar Six -- At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

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Release Date:
13 January 1989 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Not All Aliens Come From Space. Save Your Last Breath... To Scream. See more »
Plot:
At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(20 articles)
The undersea horror movies of the late 1980s
 (From Den of Geek. 31 May 2017, 4:07 AM, PDT)

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Cinema’s Top Underwater Thrillers
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USO's: Unidentified Swimming Objects See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Taurean Blacque ... Laidlaw

Nancy Everhard ... Joyce Collins

Greg Evigan ... McBride

Miguel Ferrer ... Snyder

Nia Peeples ... Scarpelli

Matt McCoy ... Richardson

Cindy Pickett ... Diane Norris

Marius Weyers ... Van Gelder

Elya Baskin ... Burciaga

Thom Bray ... Hodges

Ronn Carroll ... Osborne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Walas ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sean S. Cunningham 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Abernathy (story)

Lewis Abernathy (written by) and
Geof Miller (written by)

Produced by
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
Patrick Markey .... producer
Andrew G. Vajna .... executive producer (as Andrew Vajna)
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Handman 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff (casting by)
 
Production Design by
John Krenz Reinhart Jr.  (as John Reinhart)
 
Art Direction by
Don Diers 
Larry Fulton 
 
Set Decoration by
Christina Volz 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Endries 
 
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... key makeup artist
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects artist
Mark Shostrom .... creature effects and special makeup
Thillis Temple .... hair stylist
Thillis Temple .... makeup artist
Chris Walas .... creature effects
Michael Williams .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... production supervisor (as Deborah Hayn)
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... unit production manager
Patrick Markey .... unit production manager
Gary Stanek .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeanne Caliendo .... second assistant director
David Cass Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Dave Cass)
Peter Gries .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel W. Blaha .... carpenter (as Daniel Blaha)
Roberto 'Tito' Blasini .... set dresser (as Tito Blasini)
Dort Clark .... carpenter (1987)
David Cunningham .... carpenter
Laurie Dalton .... property assistant
Dan Dorfer .... scenic artist
Denise Dugally .... set dresser
Joe Fiacco .... property assistant
Dave Florence .... on-set carpenter
Gary Gagliardo .... construction foreman
Scott Herbertson .... set designer
Matthew Hunt .... art department assistant
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
Roger Meryett .... construction assistant
Bruce Alan Miller .... assistant art director (as Bruce Miller)
Michael Muhlfriedel .... leadman (as Mick Muhlfriedel)
Kris Nagle .... welder
Michael Ogle .... carpenter
Jon Reeves .... carpenter
Francis J. Roix .... carpenter
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
Paul Sokol .... welder
Karen Sorum .... stand-by scenic
Jeff Spellerberg .... property master
David Touster .... property master
Ray Turnberg .... on-set carpenter
Kathleen Walker .... art department manager
Tal Wallace .... propmaker
Helen Wilson .... upholsterer
Gregory Zemgals .... swing gang
Thomas D. Krausz .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor
Shelley Brown .... assistant sound editor (as Shelly Brown)
David E. Campbell .... re-recording mixer
Gene Corso .... supervising sound editor
Anne Couk .... assistant sound editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Robert Deschaine .... foley mixer
Evelyn Dutton .... foley artist
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr editor (as Jerelyn Golding)
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Constance A. Kazmer .... sound editor
Mark 'Frito' Long .... sound recordist
Matthew Markey .... additional boom operator
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
John T. Reitz .... re-recording mixer
Hans Roland .... sound mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... re-recording mixer
Blair Scheller .... boom operator
Michele Sharp .... sound editor
Stan Siegel .... sound editor
Lee Tinkham .... adr mixer
Lee Tinkham .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
T. Dow Albon .... miniatures
Tassilo Baur .... special effects technician
John Blake .... creature guy
Mark Breakspear .... special effects assistant
Al Broussard .... special effects technician
Everett Burrell .... creature guy
Francis Coates .... model maker supervisor: miniatures
Steve Cotroneo .... creature effects crew: painter
Gino Crognale .... creature guy
Mike Cross .... creature guy
James Cummins .... sculptor
Derek DeVoe .... creature guy
Ken Ebert .... special effects technician
Mike Edmonson .... pyrotechnician
Mike Edmonson .... special effects foreman
Sarkis Hardy .... special effects technician
Kevin Hudson .... creature guy
Crit Killen .... creature effects
David Kindlon .... animatronics supervisor
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... creature guy (as Eryn Krueger)
Robert Kurtzman .... creature guy
Karen Mason .... creature guy
Mary Mason .... assistant effects
Rick McCallum .... creature puppeteer
James McLoughlin .... creature guy
Karl Mihail .... creature guy
Greg Nicotero .... creature supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Robert L. Olmstead .... special effects technician
Steve Patino .... creature guy
Paul Pisoni .... creature guy
Sean Rodgers .... creature guy
Toby Sells .... creature guy
Mark Shostrom .... creature effects supervisor
Doug Simpson .... creature puppeteer
Doyle Smiley .... special effects technician
Richard Stutsman .... special effects supervisor
Mike Trcic .... creature guy
Steve Wang .... creature guy
Rick Wever .... special effects technician
David Wood .... special effects technician
Eddie Yang .... creature guy
 
Visual Effects by
Chritiane Brehme .... set model maker
Rob Brock .... optical crew
Steve Brooke Smith .... optical crew
Brent Collins .... digital illustrator: video graphics
Jim Danforth .... matte artist
Jim Danforth .... miniature effects
Don Dow .... optical crew
Peter Field .... optical crew (as Pete Field)
Richard Gregory .... model maker
Jez Harris .... model maker
Alex Harwood .... model maker (as Alix Harwood)
Ken Hicks .... optical crew
Graham High .... set model maker
Michael F. Hoover .... miniature artist
James Isaac .... visual effects supervisor
Robert Landry .... graphics assistant (as Bob Landry)
Jim Machin .... model maker
Chris Parks .... optical crew
Peter Parks .... optical effects supervisor
Suzi Parks .... optical crew (as Susi Parks)
Mike Penwolf .... model maker
Philip Sharpe .... model maker
Mark Shostrom .... creature effects
John R. Shourt .... optical crew (as John Short)
Ron Swindon .... optical crew
Bill Taylor .... optical effects supervisor
Nigel Trevessey .... model maker
Jeni Walker .... model maker
Madelaine Westwood .... set model maker
 
Stunts
John Branagan .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
David Fletcher .... utility stunts
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunt coordinator
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Alan Marcus .... stunts
Rick McCallum .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Baker .... underwater assistant camera
John Bertram .... best boy electric
Dennis Bishop .... gaffer
David Boyd .... b-camera operator
Stephen Collins .... additional camera operator
Lowell Crisp .... best boy electric
Peter Field .... assistant camera: visual effects
Rusty Geller .... underwater operator
Al Giddings .... additional underwater footage
Rick Kelley .... assistant camera
Rick Kelley .... electrician (as Richard Kelley)
Rick Lamb .... assistant: underwater operator (as Ric Lamb)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip (as Dwight Lavers)
Michael Listorti .... grip
Gary Molyneux .... grip
Chris Moseley .... second camera assistant
Deborah O'Brien .... second second camera assistant
Pete Romano .... underwater director of photography
Michael Stocks .... best boy grip
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer
Paul Weiss .... electric
Terry Wimmer .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Debi Manwiller .... casting assistant (as Debra Manwiller)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Shiff .... key costumer
Melanie Singleton .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
John A. Amicarella .... assistant film editor
Kris Bergen .... assistant film editor
Noel Cunningham .... apprentice editor
Claudia Hoover .... assistant film editor
Jeff Kress .... assistant film editor
Michael Philip .... assistant editor
Edward A. Warschilka .... additional editor (as Edward A. Warschilka Jr.)
David Wolowic .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Ron Capone .... music engineer
Harvey Cohen .... additional orchestrator
Jerry Lambert .... music engineer
Bobby Muzingo .... music coordinator
Arlon Ober .... additional orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Jack Hager .... transportation captain
Stuart Shiff .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Susan Bierbaum .... script supervisor
Rebecca Boss .... production executive (as Becka Boss)
Noel Cunningham .... body double
Roger Good .... security officer
John Hillman .... assistant production accountant
Karen Hughes .... production coordinator
Harriet Isaac .... assistant: Mr. Cunningham (as Harriet Hudson Isaac)
Karine Jonet .... unit publicist
Carisa Kaplan .... production assistant
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Debbie Keyes .... production assistant
Burke Mattsson .... main title design
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video coordinator
Greg Nicotero .... creature supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Dirk Petersmann .... production executive (as Dirk Petersman)
Steve Rundell .... director: title sequence
Mark Schruefer .... craft service
Jack C. Smith .... production accountant
F. Lee Stone .... electronic specialist
Timothy Taylor .... assistant production coordinator
Nicholas Unsworth .... assistant studio manager
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter (as Andrew Vajna)
Marichu Walker .... accountant: Carolco
 

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105 min | Hungary:87 min (cut version) | USA:99 min | West Germany:93 min
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Trivia:
Robert Harmon was originally set to direct.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Snyder is accessing the computer system for the procedure to secure the missiles, the computer asks him to define "abandoned." The first choice offered reads, "Abandoned for repair or or removal," with the word "or" duplicated.See more »
Quotes:
James 'Jim' Richardson:Well, at least Snyder will get his name in the Guinness book of records. I mean, causing two nuclear explosions in one afternoon has to be some sort of record.See more »
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36 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
USO's: Unidentified Swimming Objects, 5 July 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

The name Sean S. Cunningham will automatically always be attached to 'Friday the 13th'…his notorious teen-slasher that messed up the genre for good. Yet, Mr. Cunningham did do a few slightly more ambitious projects. This DeepStar Six is a semi-successful undersea-monster mash with surprisingly good acting, decent special effects and a couple of good old-fashioned scary moments. The film deserves a reasonable rating, slightly higher than all other lame and laughable Ridley Scott and James Cameron wannabes. The plot involves an 11-headed crew that is about to finish up a 6-month research at the bottom of the ocean. When exploring the ocean floor, they accidentally stumble upon a hideous and relentless monster. Like it usually is the case in this type of films, it takes a little while before you actually get to see the monster. By that time, human stupidity already exterminated half of the cast…. Granted, the monster itself is one ugly critter and not at all badly put together by the special effects department.

But…let's not praise this film too much, because it simply remains a rather anonymous 80's monster movie like we've seen them so many times before already. Not one action presented here isn't inspired by or similar to the ones featuring in other films and every character is a flawless stereotype. The performances given by the entire cast actually outshine the roles they're playing. Highlight of them all is Miguel Ferrer who portrays the typical, cowardly crewmember. Constantly complaining and arguing at first and when the monster shows up…he flees to and leaves his colleagues to their own device. Every monster flick stars a bastard like that, you know. As well as the super-intelligent and over-ambitious female scientist and the heroic captain who sacrifices himself in order to save his crew. If you ignore these inevitable weaknesses, you'll certainly have fun. You get what you expect, and that doesn't necessarily have to sound like a bad comment.

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