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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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Captain Atherton
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Mamooli
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Mason
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Vivo
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Radar Man (as Warren T. Takeuchi)
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tentacle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,146,409 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Sommers began writing the script, then called "Tentacle", when he worked at Hollywood Pictures in the mid-90s. See more »

Goofs

After the Argonautica is sabotaged, the man at the radar warns about something moving rapidly towards the ship and he is able to tell the speed and distance. Nevertheless, the same man claimed seconds before that they were sailing with "blank screens", and previously the imaging, navigational and communication systems are shown to be "disengaged". How can the officers on the bridge detect the creatures coming if all instruments are down? See more »

Quotes

Billy: So what you realizing, Mamooli?
Mamooli: Well, that my goal in life before I die is to make love to a woman from every country on Earth.
Vivo: You come to my country I shoot your ass!
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Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) See more »

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Shudan
Written by Gary Kiyoshi Nagata (as Gary Nagata)
Performed by Yakudo
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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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