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Boaz Davidson (story)
Michael D. Weiss (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 June 2002 (Kuwait) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Cruise To Hell... See more »
Plot:
During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The best straight-to-video creature flick I've ever seen. See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jay Harrington ... Roy Turner

Ravil Isyanov ... Casper
David Beecroft ... Captain Jack Shaw
Carolyn Lowery ... Dr. Lisa Finch

Ricco Ross ... Brickman
Jeff Nuttall ... Henry Campbell
George Stanchev ... Salvanto

Martin McDougall ... Taylor
Vasil Banov ... Captain Varltek
Nikolai Urumov ... Helmsman
Krasimer Vankov ... Dmitry
Michail Elenov ... Sonar-Tech (as Michael Elenov)
Velislaya Stoyanova ... Sara
Kristina Krasteva ... Maggie
Marianne Stanicheva ... Female Captain (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Maya Dimova ... Female Cruise Ship Terrorist
Velimer Velev ... Male Day Terrorist
Peter Mechkoff ... Operator
Dimitar Elenov ... Cruise Ship Captain (as Dimiter Elenov)
Kaloyan Lenkov ... Sailor
Anton Georsiev ... Felix
Linda Russeva ... Female Ship Terrorist (as Linda Ruseva)
Hristo Shopov ... Cruise Ship Navigator

Bilyana Trayanova ... Female Day Terrorist
Anastasiya Ingelizova ... Waitress

Velizar Binev ... Embassy employee 1
Dimiter Martinov ... Embassy employee 2
Delyan Dabov ... Oscar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Innis ... Additional voices (voice)

Joe Virzi ... (voice)
Jim O'Brien ... CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Eyres 
 
Writing credits
Boaz Davidson (story)

Michael D. Weiss (screenplay)

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Danny Lerner .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
David Varod .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Marinangeli 
 
Cinematography by
Adolfo Bartoli 
 
Film Editing by
Amanda I. Kirpaul 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Silva Da Silva 
 
Costume Design by
Sonya Despotova 
 
Production Management
George Gale .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Mechkoff .... first assistant director
Gregory Vanger .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Krasimir Andreev .... artist
Boyan Bobev .... buyer
Willie Botha .... property master
Rumen Bubozikov .... set dresser
Georgy Dimitrov .... set dresser (as George Dimitrov)
Pavel Dimitrov .... buyer
Boyan Georgiev .... set dresser
Tsvetan Georgiev .... stand-by prop
Zoran Georgiev .... set dresser
George Haralanov .... metal construction
Nikolai Haralanov .... metal construction
Ivailo Hristov .... set dresser
Stefan Hristov .... set dresser
Kamen Ivanov .... artist
Mario Kirichkov .... set dresser
Andrei Lozanov .... set dresser
Svetoslav Mihailov .... set dresser
Sedefcho Milchev .... set dresser
Krasimir Pashkulev .... set decorator assistant (as Krasimir Pashkulev)
Plamen Pechevski .... metal construction
Vladimir Petkov .... set dresser
Alexander Podikov .... set dresser
Nikolay Popov .... set dresser (as Nikolai Popov)
Nikolai Rafailov .... assistant props
Ivan Ranghelov .... set dresser
Stefan Savov .... set dresser
Kalin Stefanov .... set dresser
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Tsvetozar Stoilov .... translator
Oleg Stoyanov .... metal construction
Stoyan Stoyanov .... set dresser
Ivailo Todorov .... set dresser
Angel Vladimirov .... set dresser
Konstantin Vladimirov .... set dresser
Bobe Yovkov .... store supervisor
Zamfir Zamfirov .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Colin Bates .... supervising sound editor
Eric Shemkovitz .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Rosen Andonov .... animatronic technician
Hristo Androvski .... hydraulic engineer
Vasco Bardarov .... sculptor
Willie Botha .... effects supervisor
Willie Botha .... puppet designer
Nikola Branchev .... puppeteer
Kalin Chinovski .... animatronic technician
Stefan Daskalov .... welder
Vasil Dikov .... pyrotechnic
Emil Dimitrov .... hydraulic engineer
Michael Georgiev .... special effects assistant
George Kraev .... gunner
Anatoli Malev .... model builder (as Anatolii Malev)
Vasili Malev .... model builder (as Vasilii Malev)
Valentin Mitov .... animatronic technician
Anatoli Monov .... animatronic technician
Gergana Nedyalkova .... translator
Simeon Nikolov .... animatronic technician
Ivanka Nikolova .... hydraulic engineer
Ivailo Peev .... welder
Atanas Peikov .... hydraulic engineer
Ivan Petrov .... special effects assistant
Vladimir Popov .... model builder
Marten Ruskov .... puppeteer
Kamen Sabev .... model builder
Nadejda Simeonova .... artist
Valentin Stefanov .... gunner
Yana Stoyanova .... artist
Velko Velkov .... model builder
Dimiter Yanev .... model builder
Stanislav Yordanov .... pyrotechnic
Ognyan Zlatkov .... model builder
 
Visual Effects by
Iain Anderson .... digital artist
Gary Coulter .... 3D digital supervisor
Evan Davies .... digital artist
Caroline Garrett .... digital artist
Neil Harrison .... system administrator: Magic Camera Company
David Fred Masselink .... optical effects line-up
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... maintitle and in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Neil Harrison .... senior systems administrator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bojidar Ivanov .... utility stunts (as Bojidar Milev Ivanov)
Mario Kiryakov .... utility stunts
Emil Markov .... utility stunts (as Emil Pavlov Markov)
Krasimir Mitov .... utility stunts (as Krasimir Mihaliov Mitov)
Parvan Parvanov .... stunt coordinator (as Parvan Parvanov-Tsatsata)
Parvan Parvanov .... utility stunts (as Parvan Parvanov-Tsatsata)
Stoyan Anselov Pvlov .... utility stunts
Stoyan Saladinov .... utility stunts
Peter Yanev .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dimiter Bonev .... focus puller (as Dimiter Bonez)
Roberto De Angelis .... Steadicam operator
Roberto De Angelis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Spiro Dichev .... grip
Lyubomir Dimitrov .... camera assistant
Deyan Donev .... still photographer
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician (as Hriso Elandjiev)
Ivan Hristoskov .... grip
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Krasi Iliev .... electrician (as Krasimir Iliev)
Toshko Kamenov .... camera assistant
Martin Kiryakov .... video assistant
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician
Nikolai Kostov .... best boy grip
George Mihailov .... lighting best boy
Neven Mihailova .... video assistant
Stoyan Milanov .... camera assistant
Boryana Papazova .... camera assistant
Philip Philipov .... grip
Gianni Romeo .... chief lighting technician
Michael Snyman .... focus puller
Vencislav Stoev .... grip
Stefan Todorov .... camera operator: underwater
Borislav Tolev .... documentary camera
Emil Topuzov .... camera operator: second unit (as Emil Tupuzov)
Fyodor Tzanovski .... electrician (as Feodor Tsanovski)
Zaan Wienand .... key grip (as Zann Wienand)
Yaroslav Yachew .... camera operator (as Yaroslav Yachev)
Iliya Yonev .... grip
Yavor Zahariev .... lighting best boy
Borislav Zlatinov .... camera assistant (as Borislav Zlatanov)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Atanas Ivanov .... wardrobe assistant
Katya Ivanova .... wardrobe mistress
Daniela Kutsarova .... laundress (as Daniela Kuzarova)
Violeta Rusinova .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist: dailies
 
Transportation Department
Valentin Danailov .... generator driver
Kostadin Kostadinov .... driver
Krastyo Krastev .... driver
Zarco Milenkov .... driver (as Zarko Milenkov)
George Petrov .... driver
Asen Slavev .... driver
Nikolai Spasov .... driver
George Yanev .... generator driver
 
Other crew
Jennifer Abel .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Daniela Ancheva .... production cashier
Petko Angelov .... production assistant
Svetoslav Angelov .... production assistant
Dimiter Begov .... production assistant
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Paul Conwell .... servicing manager
Keith E. Cooper .... lawyer
Carole Delossantos .... international distribution
Radka Deyanova .... production assistant
Georgy Dimitrov .... production assistant (as George Dimitrov)
Ivan Dimitrov .... production assistant
Eli Frantzes .... studio manager
George B. Georgiev .... production assistant (as George Georgiev)
Miroslav Georgiev .... production assistant
Kate Hise .... international distribution
Gary Joseph .... servicing manager
Krasimira Karachorova .... script supervisor
Krasimira Karachorova .... script supervisor: second unit
Hristiyan Kolev .... production assistant
Eli Kostadinova .... production assistant
Ivan Krastev .... production assistant
Petko Matev .... production assistant
Dimiter Milushev .... production assistant (as Dimiter Milushev)
Nikolai Neikov .... on set doctor
Marina Pavlova .... production coordinator (as Mariana Pavlova)
Stasi Petrova .... production assistant
Bobby Ranghelov .... on set organizer (as Bobbie Ranghelov)
Ivan Ranghelov .... production assistant
David Sitzman .... contracts administrator
Iliya Sotirov .... production accountant
Rumen Tabakov .... on set doctor
Jassen Voinovski .... on set organizer assistant (as Yasen Voinovski)
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence and action/terror, and for brief sensuality and language
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100 min | Germany:95 min
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the escape, someone makes a remark about the impending explosion of the submarine Roosevelt "...turning this thing into calamari." Calamari is squid, not octopus.See more »
Soundtrack:
Rap City In BlueSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The best straight-to-video creature flick I've ever seen., 17 February 2003
Author: Li-1

7 out of 10

And yes, I realize my one-line summary is damning with faint praise. But seriously, however silly this movie may be, it accomplishes what it sets out to do, and that's to deliver as much wet and slimy action-packed fun as it can in 100 minutes. And no matter what negative things one may say about it, you've got to give it credit for choosing Crimson Tide (and more than a dash of Deep Rising) for inspiration rather than Jaws, which every other movie would have done.

The plot? An inexperienced CIA agent (Jay Harrington) has been assigned to escort a deadly terrorist by submarine. Heading the sub is Captain Shaw (David Beecroft) and along for the ride is a pretty oceanographer (Carolyn Lowery). Anyway, things get bumpy when they encounter a gargantuan octopus (which is actually even larger than the sub) that's been mutated by toxic material from a sunken Cold War Russian submarine.

Straight-to-video creature features are always going to be silly movies; the question is whether or not you can make it into a silly movie that's fun for the right reasons, and Octopus certainly succeeds. In fact, if a few of the submarine sets were cleaned up and made just a tad more elaborate, I could have seen this as a theatrical release (though, don't get me wrong, some of the sub sets, especially the flooded corridors, also look really good). It's about as much fun as Deep Rising, a movie which it borrows liberally from.

Octopus moves at quite a non-stop pace. The opening ten minutes features both a sinking sub AND a present-day chase/shootout sequence that's highlighted by huge explosions and even flipping cars. Director John Eyres continuously mounts the excitement factor once the monster goes on its rampage, concluding things nicely on an oceanliner in a climax that had me grinning. Surprisingly enough, we get competent acting from the likes of Jay Harrington, David Beecroft, and Carolyn Lowery, who make for a likeable and believable trio. Most of the special effects are obviously CGI, but considering the obvious budget limitations, the visuals are really quite good, much like the rest of this silly, but fun flick.

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