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Sphere (1998)

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

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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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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

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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 jellyfish attack sequence used a combination of puppets, computer graphics imagery, and footage of real jellyfish, filmed at a nearby aquarium. The footage of real jellyfish was played at three to five times its normal speed, to make the jellyfish appear more aggressive. See more »

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Ted mentions Pope Benedict and the artist Giotto. The real Pope that tested Giotto was Pope Boniface VIII. See more »

Quotes

Barnes: Ask him for his last name.
Harry: What?
Barnes: I want a full name for my report. I'm not putting in my report that I lost a crew member on a deep-sat expedition to find an alien named "Jerry."
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The opening credits are cast over an invisible sphere. See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
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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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