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Deep Rising (1998)

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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

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Radar Man (as Warren T. Takeuchi)
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Storyline

When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! Written by Greg Kleiner <LtJGBrewer@aol.com>

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They Seized The World's Richest Ship... But No One's On Board! See more »


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Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tentacle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)

Gross:

DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Sommers began writing the script, then called "Tentacle", when he worked at Hollywood Pictures in the mid-90s. See more »

Goofs

When Trillian says "Not that anyone would notice." (in the elevator shaft) As she turns towards the camera she is mouthing something else. See more »

Quotes

Canton: But This ship is state of the art...
Captain Atherton: Doesn't matter with the computer systems down... we are sailing blind... and with no bloody way of contacting anyone for help.
Sonar Man: Sir? I've got something on my sonar.
Captain Atherton: What is it, Collins?
Sonar Man: I'm not sure sir... but whatever it is... it's big.
Canton: Probably a bottom feeding whale.
Sonar Man: Moving at 200 knots? Sir, I don't think so.
Captain Atherton: Where's it coming from?
Sonar Man: Directly below us sir... moving at 160 meters and still rising... 150 meters... 140 meters... 130... 120... 110... 90...
Canton: [...]
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Referenced in Justice League: The Terror Beyond (2003) See more »

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Amano-Naru-Tatsuo Dai-Kagura
Arranged by Daihachi Oguchi
Performed by Yakudo
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Cheesy, but likable, popcorn flick...
10 January 2006 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Deep Rising is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's one of those films I rented on a whim and and simply fell in love with.

Is it a great film? No.

Does it have a great script? Not really, and it's downright silly in parts.

Does it have great acting? Eh, there's been better...

But the effects are good, the characters are likable, the creature is neat, and somehow it all comes comes together to make an enjoyable B schlock horror/comedy that, in my case anyway, leaves me with a big smile on my face.

Oh and as an added bonus, Famke Janssen is simply lovely in this film. Rent it on a rainy day and you won't be disappointed.


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