Deep Rising (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  30 January 1998 (USA)
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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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Did You Know?


Famke Janssen was almost not cast in this movie because the producers felt she was too recognizable from GoldenEye (1995) See more »


When the small group is in the elevator, they go up to the 6th floor, but after the 5th, we see a shot with the panel indicating "3", then "6". See more »


[Security places Trillian in the cold storage room for the remainder of the trip, but manages to steal Canton's wallet]
Trillian St. James: And you, Mr. Canton, are no gentleman.
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Referenced in Versus (2000) See more »


Written by Gary Kiyoshi Nagata (as Gary Nagata)
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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