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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 March 1999 (USA)
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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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,558,400, 14 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,376,506, 9 May 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,655,433
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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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Referenced in According to Jim: A Crying Shame (2005) See more »

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The Bunny Song
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer
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Michelle Pfeiffer looks great and plays her role with passion
9 October 1999 | by 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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