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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Cast

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Whip Dalton
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Lt. Kathryn Marcus
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Schuyler Graves
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Dr. Herbert Talley
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Dana Dalton
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Mike Newcombe
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Osborne Manning
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Nell Newcombe (as Adrienne-Joi Johnson)
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Lucas Coven
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Christopher Lane
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Hadley
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Jameson
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Commander Wallingford
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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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Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »
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Peter Benchley's The Beast  »

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Trivia

Port Angeles, the town that Howard & Elizabeth Griffin (Chad Tyler & Angie Milliken) called from the "Occupational Hazard" is on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, across the Juan de Fuca Strait from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. A major fault line runs along the middle of the strait, with the result that the two cities are on different tectonic plates. See more »

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When the ship is wrecked, Marcus states that the Coast Guard is sending a chopper from the base, although he hasn't yet called them. See more »

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Whip Dalton: How do we keep her from attacking the boat?
Dr. Herbert Talley: [shows him a recording device] We'll repel her with this. It contains recorded sonar waves given off by a mature sperm whale hunting for squid.
Whip Dalton: She killed a whale.
Dr. Herbert Talley: Only an infant. She wouldn't dare attack a whale the size of the Privateer.
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References 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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Fantastic movie
26 March 2006 | by (Close) – See all my reviews

When i 1st saw this movie , i was amazed with the story line , and the entire plot of the movie a 60 feet giant squid (not to mention that this movie cant be considered sci-fi , as giant squid exist and they can grow to 100 feet and they will eat anything , as well as have the power to sink a small ship ) . They only made 1 mistake in the movie , when the doctors tell his assistant , that the hook is from the Archeuthis Dux , while in real life the giant squid aka Archeuthis Dux , has only ring with small teeth surrounding it , and the colossal squid has hooks . The full miniseries covers a lot of the plot without it the movie isn't as interesting . The way i see it , this movie own jaws ! Peter B. did a great job , the squid looks exactly as it looks in real life . 10/10


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