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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aussi profond que l'océan  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$13,376,506 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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Pfeiffer's best performance since 'Dangerous Liaisons'
20 August 2001 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

At last a good movie for Pfeiffer. Great performance. If you're a fan of Pfeiffer-and not only-it's well worth this. The stories with illegal adoptions make some people feel uncomfortable. However, this is a movie with great actors. Goldberg as Candy Bliss is great and Jonathan Jackson as Vincent (16 years old) is a very talented young actor. Generally the movie has 2-3 very POWERFUL scenes, go and see it!

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