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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  28 July 1999 (USA)
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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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Also Known As:

Alerta en lo profundo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,946,454 (UK) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

£8,087,585 (UK) (3 December 1999)
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Trivia

Renny Harlin:  [Finland]  There is a small Finnish flag in Janice's room. In the kitchen there is a dry erase board with a shopping list and the first item on it is "Finnish pancakes." Helsinki (Finland's capital city) is also mentioned. Finlandia vodka drunk in some shots also comes from Finland. See more »

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When Dr. Whitlock first injects the protein complex into the vial, he holds it up and you can see that the vial is about half full. But when he hands the vial to Dr. McAlester it is all the way full. See more »

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Preacher: I'm not Daniel when he faced the lion. So I appreciate the irony, Lord! Cook dies in his own oven! But I've got other plans!
Preacher: [jumps out of upper oven and swims away, lights lighter] You ate my bird!
[throws lighter into open oven and blows up the shark]
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The team from Pacific Data Images are credited with shark nicknames ("Visual Effects Supervisor: Rebecca Mako Marie"). 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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Under the right conditions, it's entertaining
10 September 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I saw DBS for $2.50 on the big screen (cheaper than renting it on video), and on that day I was desiring nothing more than a dumb action flick that would entertain me for about 100 minutes. That's what I got, so I was satisfied.

Still, under different circumstances (higher admission price, wanting something more out of a movie on the day of seeing it, etc.) I probably wouldn't have liked it. The characters were really thin - you hardly learned a thing about them, and they were pretty much interchangable. The dialogue was weak and cliched. The sharks - supposedly intelligent - didn't get much of a chance to show their supposed intelligence. The sets were okay, but still had a look to them that suggested that extra money could have polished them up. The characters commit some really stupid actions along the way.

Wait until you are in the right frame of mind, and it's free or at a low price. Chances are then you'll be acceptably entertained.


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