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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Buck ...
Kerry Cappadora (as Alexa Vega)
Jimmy Daugherty
Tony Musante ...
Grandpa Angelo
Rose Gregorio ...
Grandma Rosie
George Karras
John Roselius ...
Chief Bastokovich


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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1.85 : 1
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Extensive rewrites and re-shoots caused the film to be delayed from its planned fall 1998 release to spring of 1999. See more »


In the scene in which baby Kerry is crying in the crib, she is initially seen on her stomach near the head of the bed crying. In the very next take, young Vincent walks in the room to console her and she is on her back, tucked under a blanket. See more »


Ellen: Remember Cecile Lockhart?
Beth Cappadora: You mean, star of STAGE, SCREEN, and now SOAP COMMERICAL, that Cecile Lockhart. Oh my God, there she is.
Ellen: Remember the first time she got laid.
Beth Cappadora: [mimicking her] Oh, I can't imagine going a month without it!
[Not realizing her kids are listening]
Jimmy Daugherty: She means pizza, guys.
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Decent, but the book is better...
27 February 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I think that I would have liked this movie a LOT more if I'd never read the book! If anyone of you have the chance, READ the book! Oh, it's AWESOME!!! In my opinion, the movie left out some stuff that would have made it a LOT more interesting!!! Some people seem to think that parts of the movie are unrealistic, but when you read the book and get all the detail and everything, it starts to become a lot more believable than it is in the movie. Plus, the older brother has a MUCH larger role in the book, which makes more sense than how they protrayed him in the movie. Anyway, I guess you can tell, what I'm trying to say is, READ THE BOOK!!!! :-)

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