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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

 -  Drama  -  12 March 1999 (USA)
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found ten years later, living in the same town. Written by Anonymous

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The search for her son was over. The search for her family was just beginning.

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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12 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Aussi profond que l'océan  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,558,400 (USA) (12 March 1999)

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$13,376,506 (USA) (7 May 1999)
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A different ending was filmed which tested poorly with audiences who felt it was too grim. Despite being the original ending of the book, not to mention producer Michelle Pfeiffer's preferred ending, the studio opted for the more conventional happy ending. See more »

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When Pat drives Beth home for the first time after losing Ben, Beth chooses to stay in the car for a few moments alone. Young Vincent then comes to the door on the passenger side and frightens Beth and the boom mic is reflected in the front passenger-side window. See more »

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Beth Cappadora: This is Vincent I can't win with him, he hates me
Candy Bliss: He doesn't hate you, what's you talking about he loves, have you never seen the way he looks at you, all he wants is for you to forgive him
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Michelle Pfeiffer looks great and plays her role with passion
9 October 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Here we have a story that starts slowly but develops into a tense emotional drama. Michelle Pfeiffer is not only nice to look at but she plays the role of a frantic mother in search of her abducted 3-year old with great passion and at times hysteria. Whoopi Goldberg who plays the part of top policewoman in charge of investigation gives a moving sympathetic performance. What I greatly admire in this actor is the clear enunciation of her speech. I missed not a word delivered with clarity and depth of meaning. The film explores the feelings of children and parents caught up in the problems associated with child adoptions. Where does this baby belong: with his biological mother or his adopted father? It's an interesting film because the problem is real and with us to-day. The ending may surprise you.


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