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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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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)

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

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$73,648,142 (USA) (26 November 1999)
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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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Before, during the time and after Susan electrocutes the shark, she goes from dry to being covered in sweat from shot to shot. See more »

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Tom Scoggins: Come on, Jan was a healthy girl she must've had something that run on batteries.
Preacher: Nice.
Tom Scoggins: Where would a girl keep her... rrrrrrrn... thing?
Preacher: Hey, what's the matter with you?
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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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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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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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