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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

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A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... Written by John Smith <John.Smith7@net.ntl.com>

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Rated R for graphic shark attacks, and for language | See all certifications »

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28 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Alerta en lo profundo  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,107,643 (USA) (30 July 1999)

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$73,648,142 (USA) (26 November 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Renny Harlin has said that Deep Blue Sea (1999) was the hardest film he's ever made. See more »

Goofs

Carter pries open a door with a knife that is on a sheath on his leg. The knife breaks and he throws it away. In the final scene, when Carter and Preacher are laying on the wreckage, the knife is clearly visibly back in the sheath on Carter's right leg. See more »

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Preacher: [to Carter who has his feet in the water] Let me ask you something, are you sure it was just three sharks?
Carter Blake: Yeah.
Preacher: Oh. Okay.
Preacher: [Carter takes his feet out of the water] That's more like it.
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Members of the shark effects team have shark-related nicknames, for example, Peter 'GreatWhite' Smith. See more »

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Referenced in Angel: In the Dark (1999) See more »

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Remote Control Soul
Written by Graham Finn, Alan O'Keefe and Chris O'Driscoll
Performed by Bass Odyssey
Courtesy of Quadraphonic Records
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A CGI Masterpiece
19 April 2008 | by (Queens, New York) – See all my reviews

This is true but that doesn't mean it was a great movie. The effects were just simply great, especially for a shark movie. Definitely ahead of the Jaws series and almost everything else in terms of effects.

The directing was not great but it was not bad. Harlin does enough to keep you entertained the whole movie but that is about it. Don't expect some Spielberg Jaws masterpiece. What pushed it to above average was the one kill scene that you will never see coming. His directing probably made it more funny than scary. That is not horrible though. I won't say who though. The acting was average. This is not a superb cast but that shouldn't be too shocking if you look at the storyline. Nothing else is really worth talking about in the technical aspects.

Just watch it and you will see why it is just a CGI masterpiece.


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