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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Alerta en lo profundo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Three of the main cast members are reunited through the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films and TV shows: Samuel L. Jackson starred as Nick Fury in several Marvel films such as The Avengers (2012), which also starred Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig. Saffron Burrows starred in the spin-off TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) as Victoria Hand. Additionally, Thomas Jane played the Marvel character the Punisher in The Punisher (2004), but that film is not part of the MCU. See more »

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The "tiger shark" near the beginning of the movie is not shaped like a real tiger shark even though the movie shark has similar markings on it's back. A *real* Tiger shark has a blunt rounded nose, and jagged odd shaped teeth. The Tiger sharks in the movie are re-dressed Mako sharks. See more »

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Preacher: I hate to interrupt this moment of burgeoning intimacy but can we get the fuck out of here?
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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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References Casualties of War (1989) See more »

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I Can See Clearly Now
Written by Johnny Nash
Performed by Johnny Nash
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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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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