Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Whip Dalton (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Lt. Kathryn Marcus (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Schuyler Graves (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Dr. Herbert Talley (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Dana Dalton (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Mike Newcombe (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Osborne Manning (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Nell Newcombe (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Lucas Coven (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Christopher Lane (2 episodes, 1996)
Laura Vazquez ...
 Hadley (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Ensign Raines (2 episodes, 1996)
David Webb ...
 Jameson (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Commander Wallingford (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Spike (2 episodes, 1996)
Andrew Hill ...
 Chowder (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Scranton (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Farmer (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Bates (2 episodes, 1996)
Helen O'Connor ...
 Maeve (2 episodes, 1996)
Chad Tyler ...
 Howard Griffin (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Elizabeth Griffin (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Les (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Corbin Jakes (2 episodes, 1996)
Scott McRae ...
 Ebbets (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Cosgrove (2 episodes, 1996)
Justin Monjo ...
 Lieutenant Henderson (2 episodes, 1996)
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 John Esterbrook (2 episodes, 1996)
Joe Petruzzi ...
 The Doctor (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Harry (2 episodes, 1996)
Ken Radley ...
 James (2 episodes, 1996)
Francine Bell ...
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 1996)
Kyra Stempel ...
 Wallingford's Secretary (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Reporter #1 (2 episodes, 1996)
Andrea Cunningham ...
 Reporter #2 (2 episodes, 1996)
Robert Echols ...
 Crew Member #1 (2 episodes, 1996)
Margie McCrae ...
 Angie (2 episodes, 1996)

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Fishing and jobs are becoming scarce in a small seaport community when tragedy strikes a young couple disappear into the sea and nothing is left but a large claw stuck in their raft. A marine expert identifies it as belonging to an extremely rare giant squid and the hunt is on. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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They said it was safe to go back in the water. They were wrong. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »
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28 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Peter Benchley's The Beast  »

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Based on the book by Peter Benchley See more »

Goofs

Whip states the largest whole squid carcass ever found was 45 feet long, and that no one knows how big a squid gets. While the first statement is not strictly true, it could be Whip's error; the second statement is true, since squid are not generally visible. See more »

Quotes

Dana Dalton: I was thinking about making rigatoni parmesan for dinner tonight. How does that sound?
Whip Dalton: It sounds like macaroni and cheese to me.
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References 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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Cheesy, but a hoot
15 October 2005 | by (CA, United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, it's Jaws on a budget, but just pop the corn, sit back, and have a little fun. I have sat through some atrocious horror movies (some of those in the 1950's and 60's are just awful), but this one is quite good for it's genre. Go ahead and root for the calamari, if you must! But she is protecting herself and her child as any mother would do in the same situation. The scenery is gorgeous, too--all shot in Australia, I think. I am not big on his love interest...she is a bit bland, but I do like Dana, his character's daughter. She was very believable and quite sweet. (Has she been in anything else?) Whip Dalton is my kind of guy: earthy, but charming...besides, anything with Billy Petersen in it is worth watching.


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