Deep Rising (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  30 January 1998 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Atherton
T. Ray
Una Damon ...
Warren Takeuchi ...
Radar Man (as Warren T. Takeuchi)
Communications Officer


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 <>

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Women and children first. You're next. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| | | (5.1) (L-R)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


At the end of the film, as Finnegan and Trillian arrive on the beach they pull the jet-ski up past the waterline; when Trillian spots Joey, and they run into the waves to help him, the jet-ski is suddenly gone from the beach; as they help Joey out of the water, the surfboard should be right there, where they've lifted him off it, but it's not - it's disappeared as well; and as the unknown creature roars, and the final aerial shot pulls back from the beach, the jet-ski is back again on the beach above the waves, but the surfboard is still missing. See more »


Pantucci: [looking around the workshop] Oh man, what stinks?
[T-Ray slaps Joey in the face]
Pantucci: Did I say it was you?
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Referenced in Versus (2000) See more »


Amano-Naru-Tatsuo Dai-Kagura
Arranged by Daihachi Oguchi
Performed by Yakudo
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This is a GOOD movie. It does not deserve a 5.4
2 September 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Treat Williams and Kevin J. O'Connor in particular are very good.

It's a low budget genre flick, but acting is excellent across the board. O'Connor is great comic relief. The monster is clichéd, but cool. Quality and care went into this movie across the board.

I definitely recommend this movie without reservation.

I've seen it several times on cable as well as originally on DVD, and my opinion of it has held up.

Wes Studi (never bad in anything), Djimon Hounsou, and Anthony Heald (the psychologist from Silence of the Lambs) as bad guys and Anthony Heald are very competent as well.

I just can't understand how this movie got only a 5.4 from users.

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