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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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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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)
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Famke Janssen was almost not cast in this movie because the producers felt she was too recognizable from GoldenEye (1995) See more »

Goofs

Near the ending when Finnegan is attempting to start the powerboat he turns and holds the key several times before the boat starts. Whenever the camera directly faces the control panel the key is clearly seen without his hand on it. See more »

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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 Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) 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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It's officially the best film ever made.
5 November 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Deep Rising is one of the best films ever made, if not the best! That's right, I'm making a bold statement but it's true. Clearly many of you here will disagree, but when you've seen the evidence that I put forward I don't think you'll be able to argue:

1) The Godfather: The Godfather was less believable than Deep Rising and also lacked such things as multi barrelled assault rifles, jet skis and huge torpedoes. Deep rising however, did not.

2) Raging Bull: No half-digested/half alive bodies, no engine room full of bloody bones or cool looking harpoon guns. Deep Rising had all these things.

3) Citizen Kane: A worthy try, but in the end Orson Welles decision to omit massive underwater squid monsters, left this film floundering. Deep Rising came up trumps in this department.

4) Casablanca: Fails to deliver on every account. Most notably, no one gets pulled down a toilet. Again, Deep Rising excels.

The sad thing is that if the Colour Purple had included a raid on a sinking cruise liner, infested with sub aqua monsters as part of the film, then it too would have climbed to the top of my favourite movie list. But as with most films the director took the easy way out and chose to ignore this very overlooked area of filmmaking.

In my aquatic monster/cruise liner catastrophe marking system, Deep Rising gets a colossal 4 shrimps. But the rather lacking Godfather, gets only 3 angelfish and a haddock.


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