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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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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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$11,146,409 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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In the initial scene of the Argonautica Casino there can be seen some old Italian banknotes probably used to portrait an exotic foreign currency; their size is 2000 lire and 1000 lire. These were the smallest banknote sizes at the time, roughly equivalent to 1$ and 50c of 2013 - in 1998 the price of an Italian newspaper was 1200 lire. See more »

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When Trillian gets the keys for the only undamaged Sea-Doo, it has a blue and white number 3 on it. The next scene in the trashed bay, there's no 3 on the Sea-Doo. The 3 returns thereafter. See more »

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Leila: [Hanover's thugs are beating up Pantucci, Finnegan seems indifferent] Well, don't just sit there, go help him!
Finnegan: Are you kiddin' me? Those guys are dangerous!
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References The African Queen (1951) See more »

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Garota de Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
Performed by Walter Wanderley (as Walter Wanderly)
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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Pure entertainment for the monster fan
19 January 2004 | by (edinburgh) – See all my reviews

I rented this recently and loved every bit of it from it's tongue in cheek extra clichéd action types to it's fabulously over the top gore. You can see here, exactly where Stephen Sommers is coming from and where he will go. The Mummy had exactly the same style and sense of humour. Treat Williams is fantastic in this. This is one under rated actor. Why is he not in more great flicks? His comedy is superb and he looks the action hero. Remember Things to do in Denver. Anyone who likes a good old monster movie should sit back and pamper themselves with this cracking good yarn.


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