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Sphere (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  13 February 1998 (USA)
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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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Esfera  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,586,765 (USA) (13 February 1998)

Gross:

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

Many scenes, like Harry and Norman's conversation about making up the ULF report and dealing with Ted, were completely improvised. See more »

Goofs

When Jane Edmunds gets called away from her station she pushes her headset down from her head onto her neck and walks away - only the previous shot shows that the headset is connected with a cable. See more »

Quotes

Norman Goodman: What is it, Harry?
Dr. Harry Adams: Take a look. It's chipped!
Captain Harold C. Barnes: Alright, it's chipped - so what?
Dr. Harry Adams: Well I thought you said this thing wouldn't damage when it crashed and that this titanium alloy was so superstrong there's no way you can hurt it.
Captain Harold C. Barnes: I did.
Dr. Harry Adams: So how come it chips when this scientist just bangs on it with a hammer?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References South Pacific (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE FOR SALE
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Arthur Lyman
Courtesy of HiFi/Rykodisc
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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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