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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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Terror can fill any space 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 toyed with the idea of having Queen Latifah and Huey Lewis record a duet for the end credits. See more »

Goofs

Oxygen is not a corrosive gas in the same family as flourine and chlorine. Oxygen is still toxic, especially at such high pressures, but not for the stated reason. See more »

Quotes

Harry: Are you a religious man, Norman?
Norman Goodman: Atheist, but I'm flexible.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

BALI HA'I
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Great movie
10 January 2003 | by (Edmonton, Alberta) – See all my reviews

As I've heard from other people, the first half of the movie is good, and it is. But that doesnt mean that the second half of the movie isn't just as good.

The second half is only interesting if you are patient, listen and watch carefully.

The story is really about how our society is far from utopia, regardless of how intelligent and cultured we are. It opens windows of answers to so many problems that our society is facing every day.


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