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>
Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »
When the door from the sub pen into the elevator shaft is opened, there is a gust of wind into the actors' faces from the shaft into the room. If the sub pen were actually pressurized, the wind would have come from behind the actors and blown into the shaft, as the air pressure in the shaft would have been lower. See more »
[to Carter who has his feet in the water]
Let me ask you something, are you sure it was just three sharks?
[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 »
Deep blue sea is without a doubt the best Shark film since Jaws. Since Jaws Shark films have been generally poor with the jaws sequels and lame shark attack movies proof of that. Deep blue sea does buck that trend but it itself is no classic, rather a mildly intelligent hunk of fun. The story whilst not completely cardboard is pretty simple, A group of researchers are testing on sharks in the hope of curing alzimers. They are doing their testing in a marine labratory and Samuel L Jacksons character has come to check up on their research. Disaster strikes and the sharks break into a flooded research centre and the group attempt to escape. The acting is average at times worse, but that is not what we've come to see the film for. It's the sharks and they are nasty and very cool looking. They have become super intelligent through testing and are maybe the deadliest we have ever seen on screen. The film has faults but it remains highly entertaining and is an effective thriller in its way.
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