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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 »


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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  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,976,367 (USA) (17 April 1998)
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Trivia

The trash bin found in the spacecraft with the translation "basura" is an actual translated word for trash/garbage in Filipino language (Tagalog). See more »

Goofs

Unless the spacecraft is has the same pressure as 1000 feet under water, the team would face the same decompression problems entering the ship as they would returning to the surface. See more »

Quotes

Barnes: Oh, you are a hell of a woman. I wish I knew you in the old days. Norman told me you were...
Beth: [defensive] Norman told you what?
Barnes: Let's put it this way - that if Jerry could read your mind, he'd be bored with ours!
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The opening credits are cast over an invisible sphere. See more »

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Referenced in Planet of the Apes (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

ONLY A LONELY HEART SEES
Written by Felix Cavaliere and Jay Tran
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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