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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tentacle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)

Gross:

DEM 487,907 (Germany) (29 May 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Harrison Ford turned down the role of Finnegan. The production's budget was then downsized. See more »

Goofs

When they board the ship, Finnigan's boat is far below the cargo door; then, when he jumps from the boat in to help Trilian it is at the almost same level - which is plausible since the ship is sinking. However, when they jump on the Ski-Doo to escape, it is again far below the door again. See more »

Quotes

[Trillian is breaking into the ship's safe until Simon, Capt. Atherton, and Cruise Security catches her in the act]
Canton: [clears throat] Good evening, mademoiselle.
Trillian St. James: Hello.
Captain Atherton: Red handed. My God, what a cheap, little trollop you are.
Trillian St. James: Good evening, gentlemen. I was just on my way out.
[Two security men holds Trillian back]
Trillian St. James: Or not.
Canton: A good decision. There's really no place to run. The nearest land is, what is it, about 600 miles, Captain?
Captain Atherton: Near 800.
Canton: [holding Trillian's rap sheet] According to this fax we ...
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References The African Queen (1951) See more »

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Fujin
Written by Gary Kiyoshi Nagata (as Gary Nagata) and Chris Kano
Performed by Yakudo
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Cheesy, but likable, popcorn flick...
10 January 2006 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Deep Rising is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's one of those films I rented on a whim and and simply fell in love with.

Is it a great film? No.

Does it have a great script? Not really, and it's downright silly in parts.

Does it have great acting? Eh, there's been better...

But the effects are good, the characters are likable, the creature is neat, and somehow it all comes comes together to make an enjoyable B schlock horror/comedy that, in my case anyway, leaves me with a big smile on my face.

Oh and as an added bonus, Famke Janssen is simply lovely in this film. Rent it on a rainy day and you won't be disappointed.


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