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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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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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They Seized The World's Richest Ship... But No One's On Board! 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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The January 1st, 1996 revised draft of the screenplay lists Robert Mark Kamen as a co-writer. 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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Fun! (...and nothing more)
1 June 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for meaning, creativity, originality, or some sort of cosmic significance, look elsewhere.

This is a fun movie for that brainless Saturday evening in which you just want to relax. A fast paced ride with lots of guns, explosions, bright-red fake blood, and a big monster.

This film is for those who wish only to be entertained. Perfect after a long hard week and you need to relax.



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