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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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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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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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After Susan electrocutes the shark while in her underwear, she looks at the research data that has been destroyed by the electricity. It has been burned and shows carbon stains as if it had been in a fire. This could not have happened while in water and the data probably would not have been damaged at all from an electric charge in the water. See more »

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Russell Franklin: Just what the hell did you do to those sharks?
Dr. Susan McCallister: Their brains weren't large enough to harvest sufficient amounts of the protein complex. So we violated the Harvard Compact. Jim and I used gene therapies to increase their brain mass. A larger brain means more protein. As a side effect the sharks got smarter.
Janice Higgins: You stupid bitch!
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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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