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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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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)  »

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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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Trivia

The orange colored mini-sub visible in the wet-entry area, was the same mini-sub seen in the end of Sphere (1998), also starring Samuel L. Jackson. See more »

Goofs

When the cook hides in the Kitchen from the shark, after the parrot scares him off the rack, the shot below the cook reveals that he's wearing knee-pads before the shot cuts away. See more »

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Dr. Susan McCallister: [after slashing her hand to use the blood as bait] She may be the smartest animal on the planet, but she's still just an animal. Come to mama.
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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 Psycho (1960) See more »

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Say What
Written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Vinnie Biggs and Dennis McCarthy
Produced by Vinnie Biggs
Performed by LL Cool J
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Contains a Sample of "Bach Talk"
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Glen Campbell
Courtesy of Capitol Records
A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Better than SOME People think
29 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a lot better than people seem to think. Its a good shark movie, but completely different then the more sedate Jaws and some of the scenes are actually quite scary. When i first watched this i must have been 9 years old and i WAS scared. It has humour, shocks, action what more could you possibly ask for? Who cares about a complicated plot, this is a popcorn blockbuster which you will enjoy for 1 1/2 hours. The simple plot works (scientist finds cure for Alzeimers in sharks brains, unfortunately sharks brains are too small for the drug to be widely produced so the scientists create genetically modified sharks that are bigger so therefore have bigger brains. Unfortunately (again) the sharks get smarter and etc. Also this gets 5.5 out of 10 and Deathwatch gets 5.6 out of 10, no way is that very poor excuse for a horror film is better then this shark infested tale


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