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Sphere (1998)

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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

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Storyline

1000 feet below the ocean, navy divers discover an object half-a-mile long. A crack team of scientists are deployed to the site in Deepsea Habitats. What they find boggles the mind as they discover a perfect metal sphere. What is the secret behind the sphere? Will they survive the mysterious 'manifestations'? Who or what is creating these? They may never live to find out. Written by Michael Hofer <fbci4@escape.ca>

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A thousand feet beneath the sea, the blackest holes are in the mind... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images | See all certifications »

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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esfera  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£686,484 (UK) (3 April 1998)

Gross:

£2,397,055 (UK) (24 April 1998)
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Trivia

Barry Levinson:  [Ralph Tabakin]  Ralph (O.S.S.A. Official) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Beth opens the cupboards to show Norman that there is no food, she opens the left door and then the right, and when she closes them the left door stays closed but the right one swings open a little bit. The camera cuts to Norman, and when it cuts back to Beth the left door is open and the right one is closed. See more »

Quotes

Interviewer: I see you have a scar on your neck.
Beth: Car accident.
Interviewer: Were you drinking?
Beth: Yeah - but I wasn't driving.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are cast over an invisible sphere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deep Blue Sea (1999) See more »

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BALI HA'I
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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User Reviews

 
great movie
14 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave it a 9 due to the fact that they didn't explain everything out for me. So often I watch movies and can easily predict everything that is going on, and how it is going to turn out. This movie is not that way. Great suspense from beginning to end, and it will leave you thinking when it is over.

If the writers/producers were to tell all about the plot, the best part of the movie (not being exactly sure what is going on) would be ruined.

As they talk to the ''unknown'' creature through the computer, this gives the movie a much more eerie feel.

A must watch for anyone who likes movies.

Rent it or buy it today.


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