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

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Michael Crichton (novel)
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13 February 1998 (USA) See more »
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A thousand feet beneath the sea, the blackest holes are in the mind... See more »
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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Barry Levinson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Crichton (novel)

Kurt Wimmer (adaptation)

Stephen Hauser (screenplay) and
Paul Attanasio (screenplay)

Produced by
Patricia Churchill .... associate producer
Michael Crichton .... producer
Peter Giuliano .... executive producer
Barry Levinson .... producer
Andrew Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elliot Goldenthal 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Stu Linder 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Norman Reynolds 
 
Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge  (as Mark Mansbridge)
Jonathan McKinstry 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne Kuljian 
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... key makeup artist (as Allan Apone)
Mark Boley .... hair department supervisor: XFX
Marietta Carter-Narcisse .... makeup artist: Samuel Jackson
Catherine Childers .... key hair stylist
John Quaglia .... hair stylist: Sharon Stone
Robert Ryan .... makeup artist: Dustin Hoffman
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Sharon Stone
June Westmore .... makeup artist
Michael White .... hair stylist: Dustin Hoffman
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Tom Steves .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kristen D. Chidel .... production manager: Cinesite (as Kristen Niederholzer)
Patricia Churchill .... unit production manager
Blair Daily .... post-production supervisor
Michael J. Malone .... unit manager: water unit (as Mike Malone)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Ellis .... second unit director (as David Ellis)
Katterli Frauenfelder .... first assistant director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director
Jim Goldthwait .... second assistant director
Robert Huberman .... first assistant director
L. Dean Jones Jr. .... assistant director: second unit
Robert J. Mooney .... second assistant director: second unit (as Robert Mooney)
Miles A. Perman .... second second assistant director (as Miles Perman)
 
Art Department
William Beck .... set designer (as Bill Beck)
R. Gilbert Clayton .... set designer (as Gilbert Clayton)
Deborah Fine .... art department researcher
David Gabrielli .... construction foreman
Michael E. Goldman .... set designer (as Michael Goldman)
W. Steven Graham .... assistant art director (as Wray S. Graham)
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter
Stuart John .... construction foreman
Erin Kemp .... set designer
Marion Kolsby .... assistant art director
Sean Mannion .... property master
Nancy Mickelberry .... set designer
Nick Navarro .... set designer
Edward V. Pannozzo .... set estimator
Randall Richards .... assistant art director
Marvin Salsberg .... construction coordinator
Brett C. Smith .... lead person
Dawn Swiderski .... set designer
Julie Witherington .... assistant property master (as Julie Sexsmith)
Kurtis Bedford .... carpenter (uncredited)
Tory Belleci .... carpenter (uncredited)
Aprile Lanza Boettcher .... miniature effects artist (uncredited)
Damon Bowden .... paint gang boss (uncredited)
Burpo .... visual effects illustrator (uncredited)
Todd Cherniawsky .... set designer (uncredited)
Joseph Conenna .... set decoration estimator (uncredited)
Richard Ewan .... miniature painter (uncredited)
Gustavo R. Ferreyra .... art department model maker (uncredited)
Fred Folger .... mechanic (uncredited)
Aaron Hakeem .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Geoff Hubbard .... lead set designer (uncredited)
Travis Huffman .... propmaker (uncredited)
Kent Jones .... paint foremen (uncredited)
Steven Ladish .... propmaker (uncredited)
Thomas Lauifi .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jim Magdaleno .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Robert Misetich .... paint foreman (uncredited)
James F. Oberlander .... construction rigger: Mare Island (uncredited)
John Oster .... set foreman (uncredited)
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Edward J. Protiva .... set dresser (uncredited)
Craig Seamas .... propmaker (uncredited)
Mike Stassi .... set designer (uncredited)
Randy Syracuse .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Leslie Turnbull .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Marcel Worch .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Lindakay Brown .... adr editor
Lindakay Brown .... dialogue editor
Nicole Bugna .... assistant sound effects editor
Steve Cantamessa .... production sound mixer
Aura Gilge .... assistant sound effects editor (as Aura Belle Gilge)
Ben Gold .... assistant sound effects editor
J.R. Grubbs .... sound effects editor
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Holland .... supervising sound editor
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott La Rue .... cable person
Mary Helen Leasman .... sound effects editor
Cheryl Nardi .... assistant sound effects editor
Claire Sanfilippo .... adr editor
Claire Sanfilippo .... dialogue editor
Michael Silvers .... supervising dialogue editor
Gary Thomas .... boom operator
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Marian Wilde .... sound effects editor
David E. Turner .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects
Danny Cangemi .... special effects assistant: water unit
Joe Colwell .... effects supervisor: XFX
Michael Davis .... special effects assistant: water unit
Kim Derry .... special effects
Gil Gagnon .... special effects executive producer: Cinesite
Conrad Krumm .... special effects foreman: water unit
John LaNoue .... special effects
Bruce Lippstreu .... special effects
Leonard MacDonald .... jellyfish effects supervisor: XFX (as Lennie MacDonald)
Jeff Miller .... special effects technician
Ken Pepiot .... special effects supervisor
Frank Schepler .... special effects
Greg Smith .... sculptor: XFX
Sean Taylor .... production coordinator: XFX
Rick Weed .... special effects (as Richard Weed)
Christian T. Andrews .... prop electronics technician (uncredited)
Paul Barnes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Scott Cobb .... design model maker (uncredited)
Louis Farah .... special effects medic (uncredited)
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Patrick M. Gerrety .... creature effects (uncredited)
Joseph Hahn .... special effects (uncredited)
Dana Klaren .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Alvord .... Avid editor
Carlos Arguello .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Greg Banta .... gaffer: Grant McCune Design
Robert Bardy .... CGI supervisor: Cinesite
Gil Baron .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Rod Basham .... visual effects editor: Cinesite
Chuck Bemis .... special effects "b" camera assistant: Grant McCune Design
Fernando Benítez .... CGI supervisor: Cinesite
James Blevins .... lead data engineer: Cinesite
Thomas Boland .... visual effects production supervisor (as Thomas M. Boland)
Lydia Bottegoni .... visual effects producer: SPI
Bonjin Byun .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Aimee Campbell .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Cathy Cassese .... visual effects production: Cinesite
Mike Castillo .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Jeff Chung .... CGI animator: Cinesite
James Conroy .... grip: Grant McCune Design
Jay Cooper .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Ken Dackermann .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Charles Darby .... digital matte painting supervisor: Cinesite
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
Aaron Dem .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Christina DeSilva .... visual effects production: Cinesite
Joe Dubs .... digital paint supervisor: Cinesite
Kurt S. Gartman .... visual effects production: Cinesite
Jack Geist .... visual effects associate
Tim Gibbons .... rotoscope supervisor: Cinesite
Laura Hanigan .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects coordinator: Grant McCune Design (as Richard Helmer)
Nicole Herr .... 3D animator
Nicole Herr .... 3D match mover
Nicole Herr .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Walter F. Hyneman .... CG supervisor: SPI
Tim Ketzer .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Gokhan Kisacikoglu .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Karen Klein .... rotoscope supervisor: Cinesite (as Karen D. Klein)
Richard Klein .... CGI animator: Cinesite
John Charles Kohn .... compositor: cineon
John Charles Kohn .... digital compositor
Michael Kory .... CGI supervisor: Cinesite
Brian Kun .... data engineer supervisor: Cinesite
Vincent Lavares .... animator assistant supervisor: Cinesite
Dan Levitan .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects sequence lead
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects sequence supervisor: Cinesite (as Gregory Liegey)
Jeff Lin .... CGI supervisor: Cinesite
David Lingenfelser .... visual effects sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Richard Liukis .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Marcel Martinez .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Seth Maury .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Grant McCune .... model/minature supervisor: Grant McCune Design
John McGee .... digital artist
Drew McKeen .... visual effects production: Cinesite
Gregory L. McMurry .... miniature director of photography: Grant McCune Design (as Greg McMurry)
Mark Michaels .... visual effects sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Katie Nook .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Edward Notoli .... camera assistant: Grant McCune Design
Ariel Oclarino .... animator assistant supervisor: Cinesite (as Ariel Y. Oclarino)
Jeffrey A. Okun .... visual effects supervisor
Joe Pasquale .... CGI department supervisor: Cinesite
Eric Pender .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Cristin Pescosolido .... visual effects sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Jason Piccioni .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Corinne Pooler .... digital paint supervisor: Cinesite
Jay Redd .... technical director
David Rey .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Tony Sands .... visual effects production: Cinesite
John E. Sasaki .... visual effects sequence supervisor: Cinesite (as John Sasaki)
Clark Schaffer .... miniature construction design: Grant McCune Design
Kevin Schwab .... digital imaging: Cinesite
Jerry Sells .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Tony Sgueglia .... data engineer supervisor: Cinesite
Tom Shaughnessy .... camera operator: Grant McCune Design
Monty Shook .... chief model maker: Grant McCune Design (as Montgomery Shook)
William Shourt .... miniature construction engineering: Grant McCune Design (as Bill Shourt)
Eduardo Silva .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Thomas J. Smith .... 2D department supervisor: Cinesite
Kurt E. Soderling .... visual effects camera operator (as Kurt Soderling)
Pete Sorenson .... special effects "b" camera operator: Grant McCune Design
Kimberly Spear .... visual effects production: Cinesite
David Stump .... special effects director of photography: Grant McCune Design
George Denes Suhayda .... concept art: SPI
R. Gern Trowbridge .... best boy electric: visual effects unit
Pat Tubach .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Patrick Tubach)
Cesar Velazquez .... CGI animator: Cinesite
John B. Wallace .... CGI animator: Cinesite (as John Wallace)
Jason Wardle .... CGI supervisor: Cinesite
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Christopher Wilson .... CGI animator: Cinesite
Michael Yost .... special effects producer: Grant McCune Design
David Youel .... best boy: Grant McCune Design
John Ziegler .... special effects: Grant McCune Design
Tom Zils .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Victor Abbene .... chief lighting technician: visual effects (uncredited)
Wayne Baker .... assistant camera: Miniatures (uncredited)
Alfredo R. Barcia .... film scanning and recording technician: SPI (uncredited)
Constance Bracewell .... CGI animator (uncredited)
Erin M. Cullen .... roto artist (uncredited)
Sean Dever .... 2D graphic artist: Hammerhead (uncredited)
Thomas Enright .... miniatures and technical effects (uncredited)
Mark Fiorenza .... model maker (uncredited)
Andy Garcia .... technical assistant (uncredited)
Anthony Harris .... assistant color timer (uncredited)
Roger Huynh .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Stephen Kennedy .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Roger Kupelian .... matte painter (uncredited)
Salvy Maleki .... assistant visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Will McCoy .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Paul McGhee .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Valerie McMahon .... digital artist (uncredited)
Barb Meier .... visual effects animator (uncredited)
Jason Ortenberg .... Inferno artist (uncredited)
Chad Owen .... digital artist (uncredited)
Anne Putnam .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Steve Rhee .... assistant visual effects editor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Scot Shinderman .... visual effects: Cinesite (uncredited)
Randy Starr .... production executive: Cinesite (uncredited)
Jerry Tessendorf .... lead software developer (uncredited)
Tristan Tom .... technical support: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Borne .... stunts
Michael T. Brady .... stunts (as Michael Brady)
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt coordinator
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Cliff Fleming .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts
Thirl Haston .... stunts (as Thirl R. Haston)
Scott Hubbell .... stunts
Brian L. Keaulana .... stunts (as Brian Keaulana)
Lisa McCullough .... stunts
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts (as Timothy J. Rigby)
Christina Ritzi .... stunts (as Christina Fetters)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Ronnie Rondell)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
John Rottger .... stunts
Frank James Sparks .... stunts (as Frank J. Sparks)
Keith Tellez .... stunt double: Dustin Hoffman
Dirk Vahle .... stunts
Danny Weselis .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Amundsen .... second assistant camera: water unit
Charles John Bukey .... key grip (as Charles Bukey)
Gary Capo .... director of photography: second unit
Alan Cohen .... first assistant camera (as Al Cohen)
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator (as Allen Easton)
Brad Emmons .... rigging gaffer
Ian Fox .... camera operator: water unit
Tom Fox .... video assist operator
Mike Gerzevitz .... grip: second unit
Stanley L. Gonsales .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Stanley Gonsales)
Shai Greenberg .... second assistant camera
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Bud Heller .... best boy grip
Doug Hunt .... video assist operator (as Douglas Hunt)
Nathan Johnson .... underwater still photographer: water unit
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
Kevin J. Lang .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Kevin Lang)
Steven C. McGee .... chief lighting technician (as Steve McGee)
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Brad Peterman .... first assistant camera: water unit
Alan L. Porter .... 24 frame video engineer (as Allan Porter)
Cynthia Pusheck .... first assistant camera: water unit
P. Scott Sakamoto .... Steadicam operator
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera
Rodney Veto .... best boy grip
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Andrew Bennett .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Eric Blum .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Marty Coen .... grip diver (uncredited)
Michael Condro .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Dylan Goss .... aerial assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Guthrie .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Hastings .... best boy rigger (uncredited)
Eric K. Jones .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
John Lacy .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David H. Neale .... electrician (uncredited)
James F. Oberlander .... stage rigging grip (uncredited)
Douglas Olivares .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James R. Powell .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jamie Ronnei .... grip (uncredited)
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Darren Jon Taylor .... electrician (uncredited)
Joshua Teicher .... electrician (uncredited)
Brian Tilden .... electrician (uncredited)
John Trunk .... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... assistant camera: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician (uncredited)
David Youel .... assistant chief lighting technician: miniatures unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brennan Dufresne .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Nina Henninger .... location casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oda Groeschel .... costumer: Sharon Stone
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen .... costumer
Adrienne Manhan .... key costumer
David Mayreis .... costumer
Kelly Porter .... costumer: Dustin Hoffman
Nancy Servin .... costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer (as Mary Still)
James W. Tyson .... costume supervisor (as Jim Tyson)
Christopher Gilman .... costumes (uncredited)
Andrew Nelson .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Blair Daily .... additional editor
Mark Daily .... first assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahne)
Thomas M. Harrigan .... editorial apprentice (as Thomas Harrigan)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Jason Joseph .... assistant editor
John F. Lyons .... assistant editor (as John S. Lyons)
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Kurt Mattila .... editor: title sequence (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Burt .... assistant music editor
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Elliot Goldenthal .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music mixer
Joel Iwataki .... music recordist
Richard Martinez .... electronic music producer
James Nichols .... music mixer (as James P. Nichols)
James Nichols .... music recordist (as James P. Nichols)
Curtis Roush .... supervising music editor
Jonathan Sheffer .... conductor
Deniz Hughes .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lee Garibaldi .... transportation captain
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation coordinator
Jerry Sidwell .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shelley Barbour .... assistant: Dustin Hoffman
Pier Belton .... staff assistant
Mark Bosia .... first aid: water unit
Joe Branch .... assistant to producers
Billy Brashier .... projectionist
Brian Callier .... computer imager
Bob Christensen .... dive instructor: water unit
Mary Courtney .... production associate
Matt Danciger .... dga intern
Lynn Dubal .... assistant: Sharon Stone
Christine Dye .... set production assistant
Brent Ekstrand .... computer imager
John Embry .... staff assistant
Lauren Feige .... staff assistant
Martin Garner .... computer department coordinator (as Marty Garner)
Adam Greenberg .... underwater lighting design
Heather Harris .... script supervisor: second unit
Jack Higgins .... assistant to producers
Rose Hlaing .... production secretary: water unit
Donna Lee Hunt .... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Kristin Korsgaard .... staff assistant: water unit
Braden Kuhlman .... assistant: Sharon Stone (as Brady Kuhlman)
Steve Larson .... dive helmet assistant: water unit
Kevin Le Blanc .... staff assistant: water unit (as Kevin LeBlanc)
Mary Ellen Leonard .... craft service
Abbie Ludwig .... assistant production secretary
Wende Martin .... craft service (as Wende L. Martin)
Kurt Mattila .... title designer
Mike McDonough .... staff assistant
Denise Morgan McGrath .... production accountant
Michael John Meehan .... location manager (as Michael J. Meehan)
John Monsour .... computer/video department supervisor
Bev Morgan .... dive instructor: water unit
Matthew Morrissey .... 24 frame computer engineer
Jasa Murphy .... staff assistant: water unit
Kate Neumann .... assistant: Mr. Giuliano
Kris Newman .... dive operations manager: water unit
George Patterson .... production secretary
Jean Pierce .... dive operations assistant manager: water unit
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Buz Presock .... staff assistant
Gail Rose .... assistant accountant (as Gail Foreman Rose)
Marie Rowe .... assistant to producers
Robert Rusello .... staff assistant
Trent Schultz .... project manager: water unit
Kas Self .... associate: Mr. Hoffman
Michael Singer .... publicist
Leonard L. Thomas .... assistant: Samuel L. Jackson
Christian Wadman .... staff assistant: water unit
Sandra L. Yeary .... assistant accountant
Coleen Aiello .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... first aid (uncredited)
Matt Cohen .... computer crew (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Stacy De La Motte .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Dettor .... location assistant (uncredited)
Brian Dettor .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Dettor .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Emanuele .... underwater lamp operator (uncredited)
Miles Flewitt .... marine crew (uncredited)
Illya Friedman .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Greggans .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rosie Heeter .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lizette Jamison .... assistant to visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Lichelli Lazar-Lea .... office production assistant: water unit (uncredited)
G. Anthony Phillips .... utility diver (uncredited)
Don Tomich .... underwater lamp operator (uncredited)
Marcel Valcarce .... artist: main titles (uncredited)
David Van Woert .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Zullo .... underwater unit (uncredited)
 
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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images
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134 min
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Joseph Hahn, the DJ in rock band Linkin Park, designed the sea snake through concept art.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Harry and Norman are talking after the scene in the eating area, and Harry tells Norman they are going to die down there, Harry lies down in his bunk. The first shot shows Harry lying with his head on the pillow and the next shot shows Norman from Harry's perspective and his right foot is hanging over the bed. As the conversation ensues, Harry sits up in his bed and is clearly seen leaning against the wall, which means his legs should have moved up too. The next shot of Norman shows that Harry's right foot is still hanging over the edge.See more »
Quotes:
Norman Goodman:Can I ask you something about this reflective surface?
Barnes:Yeah, it appears to be mercury, doesn't it? Except mercury is liquid at this temperature.
Norman Goodman:Oh, no. That's not what I'm talking about. What worries me is that it's reflecting everything but us.
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References Solaris (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
HORN CONCERTO NO. 3 IN E FLAT MAJOR, K.447See more »

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Why does Harry think the future can't be changed?
Why is the Sphere leaving at the end?
Do they really all forget the power at the end?
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48 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Holy Moly!, 29 August 2001
Author: clydfrog from Nashville

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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