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


Complete series cast summary:
 Whip Dalton (2 episodes, 1996)
 Lt. Kathryn Marcus (2 episodes, 1996)
 Schuyler Graves (2 episodes, 1996)
 Dr. Herbert Talley (2 episodes, 1996)
 Dana Dalton (2 episodes, 1996)
 Mike Newcombe (2 episodes, 1996)
 Osborne Manning (2 episodes, 1996)
 Nell Newcombe (2 episodes, 1996)
 Lucas Coven (2 episodes, 1996)
 Christopher Lane (2 episodes, 1996)
Laura Vazquez ...
 Hadley (2 episodes, 1996)
 Ensign Raines (2 episodes, 1996)
David Webb ...
 Jameson (2 episodes, 1996)
 Commander Wallingford (2 episodes, 1996)
 Spike (2 episodes, 1996)
Andrew Hill ...
 Chowder (2 episodes, 1996)
 Scranton (2 episodes, 1996)
 Farmer (2 episodes, 1996)
 Bates (2 episodes, 1996)
Helen O'Connor ...
 Maeve (2 episodes, 1996)
Chad Tyler ...
 Howard Griffin (2 episodes, 1996)
 Elizabeth Griffin (2 episodes, 1996)
 Les (2 episodes, 1996)
 Corbin Jakes (2 episodes, 1996)
Scott McRae ...
 Ebbets (2 episodes, 1996)
 Cosgrove (2 episodes, 1996)
Justin Monjo ...
 Lieutenant Henderson (2 episodes, 1996)
 John Esterbrook (2 episodes, 1996)
Joe Petruzzi ...
 The Doctor (2 episodes, 1996)
 Harry (2 episodes, 1996)
Ken Radley ...
 James (2 episodes, 1996)
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 1996)
Kyra Stempel ...
 Wallingford's Secretary (2 episodes, 1996)
 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)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Terror runs deep. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Benchley's The Beast  »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In several scenes helicopters in flight have their doors open, but there is no breeze or wind inside. See more »


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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User Reviews

A Very Enjoyable Movie
29 September 2004 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't agree with the other review at all I though even though they did mess with the story from the book if you forget about the book and concentrate on the movie itself its a pretty good movie.Sure it wasn't done on a high budget but its not cheesy and all in all the special effects are good.I think if you liked Jaws or any of its sequels you'd like this movie I certainly do.I thought it was a really good movie and I think that the squids look really good.I liked the fact that they kept them to a huge size but a size of squid the could exist.Its makes it seemed scarier to me.If you like monster movies or action movies like peter benchley's the deep I definitely think this is a movie for you.

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