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Deep Rising (1998)

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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Women and children first. You're next. 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)

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

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$11,146,409 (USA) (10 April 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 »

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When Trillian is first caught in the vault, Canton reads from a fax and says that she has six arrests and five convictions, while on the fax it shows 13 arrests and 11 convictions. See more »

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Mulligan: [the remaining six survivors are in the galley. Mulligan closes a hatch door] I say we stay right here!
Trillian St. James: Are you insane?
Pantucci: No man, he's right. There's plenty of food here. We can hold out til they rescue us.
Canton: They're right. This is the galley for the crew. It was built almost entirely air tight in case of fire. With these hatches closed there's no way those things could get in here.
Hanover: You wanna wind up in jail, Mulligan?
Mulligan: Better there than in the belly of one of those things!
Finnegan: [...]
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Girl From Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
English Title by Norman Gimbel
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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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