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

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,737,793 (USA) (30 January 1998)

Gross:

DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)
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Trivia

Famke Janssen's character Trillian is named after the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy character of the same name. Although here Trillian is her actual name, in Hitch-Hiker's it's short for Tricia McMillan. See more »

Goofs

Joey loses his rifle in the hallway but when he get to the boat and talks to Finnigan it is in his hand again, then missing when they get ready to escape. See more »

Quotes

Mulligan: [as a half-digested screaming Billy is spewed up by a dying Ottoia] CHRIST IT'S BILLY!
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Referenced in I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009) See more »

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Lady Luck
Written by Brian Setzer
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Full Scream Ahead..? Better than your average slick..!
22 October 2005 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

I bought this DVD last week. I've watched it for the first time with some friends. I must admit, that must be some movie.. Here, director Stephen Sommers try to prove that if Aliens scared you.. Then this one will do worse.. Well, it did at times.. The whole plot sounds simple to me.. with these bunch of thieves coming on board this cruise liner, the Argonautica.. Only to find that the passengers have vanished. It's not 'til they realise that they up against something more deadly and it came from the bottom of the ocean.. We're not talking giant squids here.. Something more sinister..

Treat Williams played well as Finnegan. Famke Janssen, Wes Studi and the rest of the cast kept their end of the bargain with their performance. A really good film, full of one liners.. A few jokes.. This, that and the other..

7 out of 10!


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