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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 »


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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

Joseph Hahn, the DJ in rock band Linkin Park, designed the sea snake through concept art. 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

Norman Goodman: What the hell is it?
Captain Harold C. Barnes: Whatever it is - it seems to be what this bird was designed to do. Go out in the space and gather things like this up and bring it back.
Norman Goodman: Yeah, but back from where?
Dr. Harry Adams: Don't get too excited, Ted - turn this thing over and it'll probably say 'Made in Korea'
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in The Directors: The Films of Barry Levinson (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Bob Russell
Performed by The Ink Spots
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Holy Moly!
29 August 2001 | by (Nashville) – See all my reviews

Best movie I have seen in a long time. I first saw `Sphere' on the big screen when it first came out and I have rented it a few times and then went out and bought it on VHS. A little bit of the story for you-Dustin Hoffman plays the part of a psychologist and thinks he is going to counsel the survivors of a plane wreck in the ocean. There is more to the situation than Hoffman knows. At the supposed crash sight Hoffman teams up with Sharon Stone and Samuel Jackson as part of a top team of scientists assembled in high-priority situations. While under water the team finds the unexpected and their worst fears become reality. This movie is perfectly intriguing and very well written. The twists and turns in the movie fit together like puzzle pieces that paint the best psychological thriller that I have seen. Hoffman is of course at his best and Stone and Jackson are right there beside him the whole way.


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