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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 prey, 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  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,107,643 (USA) (1 August 1999)

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$73,648,142 (USA) (28 November 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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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 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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Carter Blake: That's the answer to the riddle. Because that's what an 8000 pound mako thinks about. About freedom. About the deep blue sea.
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At the beginning of the film, both the Warner Bros. shield and the Village Roadshow logo are depicted as being underwater. See more »

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References The Abyss (1989) See more »

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El Paradiso Rico
Written by Madonna, Bruce Gaitsch and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Deetah
Courtesy of London 90 Records Ltd.
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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