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1 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Out of time...out of breath!
Dead bodies are being found in the New York harbor. The police have no clues nor suspects until Nick... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (From Dread Central. 10 March 2010, 11:16 PM, PST)

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  (in credits order)

Michael Reilly Burke ... Nick Hartfield
Meredith Morton ... Rachel Starbird

Fredric Lehne ... Walter (as Fredric Lane)

John Thaddeus ... Tony

Chris Williams ... Payton / X-Ray
Stoyan Angelov ... X-Ray

Paul Vincent O'Connor ... Capt. Hensley

Clement Blake ... Mad Dog (as Clement E. Blake)

Duncan Fraser ... Mayor
Violeta Markovska ... Anna Lee
Mariya Mihailova ... Kid
Alexander Kalinov ... Kid
Kalin Kalinov ... Kid
Bogomil Kalinov ... Kid
Mila Atanasova ... Kid
Andreya Popdimitrova ... Kid
Peter Vasilev ... Kid
Miriam Klatman ... Kid
Naum Shopov ... Kid
Yoana Pendachanska ... Kid
Ivailo Nalbantov ... Kid

Shane Edelman ... Mayor's Aid
Harry Anichkin ... Judge (as Haralampi Anichkin)
Maria Slavcheva ... Old Lady
Peter Kostov ... Bus Driver

Velizar Binev ... Hotel Manager
Nikola Dodov ... Southern Man (as Nikolai Dodov)

Marianne Stanicheva ... Southern Woman (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Anastasiya Ingelizova ... Attractive Woman
Scott Coulter ... Dock Worker #1
Liat Bein ... Reporter #1
Dimiter Kuzov ... Tug Boat Captain
Miroslava Bancheva ... Reporter

Franklin A. Vallette ... Albert (as Franklin Vallette)
Konstantin Rafailov ... Little Boy

Rositza Chorbadjiska ... Mommy (as Rositsa Chorbadjiiska)
Georgi Gatzov ... Restaurant Manager (as George Gatsov)
Katerina Goranova ... Police Psychologist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Malina Germanova ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Yossi Wein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Boaz Davidson  story
Danny Lerner  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
Bill Wandel 
Cinematography by
Peter Belcher 
Film Editing by
Cari Coughlin 
Casting by
Abra Edelman 
Elisa Goodman 
Production Design by
Carlos Silva Da Silva 
Art Direction by
Johnny Breedt 
Set Decoration by
Valentina Mladenova 
Production Management
George Gale .... post-production supervisor
Bobby Ranghelov .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Mechkoff .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Nikola Branchev .... stand-by props
Irena Nikolich .... painter
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Krasimir Shtabekov .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Willie Botha .... effects supervisor
Yovko Dogandjiiski .... special effects technician (as Jovko Dogandjiski)
Marten Ruskov .... special effects
Yana Stoyanova .... special effect artist
Visual Effects by
John C. Bush .... computer graphic artist
Michael F. Hoover .... digital artist
Wes C. Caefer .... digital artist (uncredited)
Stoyan Angelov .... utility stunts
John Blush .... stunt player
Rumen Grigorov .... utility stunts
Emil Markov .... utility stunts
Krasimir Mitov .... utility stunts
Hristo Parvanov .... utility stunts
Parvan Parvanov .... stunt coordinator (as Parvan Parvanov-Tsatsata)
Nataliya Stoyanova .... utility stunts
Emil Tonev .... utility stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nikolai Kostov .... best boy grip
Editorial Department
Bernhard Lebourne .... assistant editor (as Bernhard Larsson)
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Music Department
Shie Rozow .... orchestrator
Other crew
Hannah d'Angerio .... ADR Loop Group

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Rated R for some language
Germany:91 min
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Nice action but little else here, 8 May 2015
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

When a series of incidents strike New York harbor, a dive-team finds the problem to be caused by a massive octopus lost in the systems and tries to stop it before a city-wide celebration is threatened.

This was quite a decent creature feature that has a few things going for it. One of its good parts is the really impressive action scenes here which showcase the creature' rampage across the city which makes for quite an enjoyable time here that kicks off immediately in the opening attack on the tourists by the dock. There's also several other rather fun action scenes throughout here with a pretty exciting attack on a tugboat that features all sorts of frantic action as well as a rather exciting dream sequence that showcases the destruction of the Statue of Liberty and the rather chilling subway encounter that all come off nice off nicely. The centerpiece of it all is clearly the discovery dive of the creature which gets a lot of exciting features in, from the creepy antics of the underwater stalking and battling with the limbs just out of detection before switching over to the frantic attempts to try to stop it from getting away which is all kinds of fun that settles this one quite nicely. There's also quite a nice finale as well, which includes the underwater action as well as the subway antics with the stranded commuters and flooding water making for a fun way to end this with a touch of suspense in getting the kids to safety. The pace of these scenes that never makes this feel boring all makes this enough to hold off the flaws in this one. The biggest issue here is the fact that the creature looks pretty bad throughout here that never really gives it a realistic feel, as the methods do give themselves off rather easily. The flapping tentacles aren't so bad when they're in motion but look incredibly bad when done through CGI which is flat and lifeless, not including the stock-shots of the original that are distracting visually as well as content-wise for there's very little coherence from the stock-shot to the new footage. That's even before the use of the full- size puppet which looks completely ridiculous and is so completely obvious there's never any reason to believe it's a real being. Otherwise, the only other flaw here comes from the rather cliché series of plot-lines that run throughout here, from the doubting authorities and the about-to-retire officer being killed to the tepid romance from the two leads simple because they're around which is quite old and rather hard to get through seriously. These are what hold this one down.

Rated R: Violence, Adult Language, and scenes of children-in-jeopardy.

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