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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1996  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Lt. Kathryn Marcus 2 episodes, 1996
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 Schuyler Graves 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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 Christopher Lane 2 episodes, 1996
Laura Vazquez ...
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 Ensign Raines 2 episodes, 1996
David Webb ...
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 Commander Wallingford 2 episodes, 1996
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Andrew Hill ...
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Helen O'Connor ...
Chad Tyler ...
 Howard Griffin 2 episodes, 1996
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 Elizabeth Griffin 2 episodes, 1996
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 Corbin Jakes 2 episodes, 1996
Scott McRae ...
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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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Ken Radley ...
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 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 ...
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Storyline

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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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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Squid don't roar. See more »

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Fisherman: Here, squid, squid, squid, squid...
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Not just for the special effects.
5 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Special effects are OK, but if you don't have some sort of story behind it, you might just as well watch fireworks.

This isn't the strongest story in the world, but it does have a number of good moments that only add to the problems the squid causes. A fat cat rich guy, a boat captain with more ethics than sense, and the desperation of town folk, in an area where the main business of fishing is starting to fail.

Most of the back story could be transposed to any location in the country have have strong grains of truth in it.

While a four hour mini series could have easily been told as well in two hours, it is still a good story. I'll watch it again.


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