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In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just below the surface of the ocean and deep inside the human psyche. Written by Anonymous

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Six hundred feet beneath the surface terror runs deep


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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18 October 2002 (USA)  »

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$201,431 (USA) (11 October 2002)

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$192,654 (Hong Kong) (21 March 2003)
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Darren Aronofsky, who co-wrote the screenplay, was originally going to direct the film in 1999 but instead made Requiem for a Dream (2000). See more »

Goofs

All wet lead acid batteries release hydrogen when charging, this explosive gas gets trapped in the batteries and doesn't fully vent after charging, and can create an explosive localized atmosphere under many situations. The hydrogen is from the electrolytic action of the acid and the lead plates, having electricity run through them reforming the plates and releasing excess hydrogen from the H2SO4 (sulfuric acid) that develops as a result of the battery discharging. See more »

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Brice: [hands coordinates to Loomis]
Lt. Loomis: This is almost a day behind us, sir.
Lt. Loomis: Well who are they? Americans, Brits, Italians? It doesn't even say.
Brice: Well I think we can assume they're friendly, Mr. Loomis. Besides, it doesn't appear to be a suggestion, does it.
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The only thing in the opening credits is the movie's title. Everything else is only shown after the movie is over. See more »

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Featured in An Unfinished Life (2005) See more »

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Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)
Written by Louis Prima
Performed by Benny Goodman
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Seen It All Before
6 January 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I've never understood the cross genre concept of mixing a horror movie into a war film . I did like THE KEEP mainly due to the art house flourishes ( One of the things people detested about Michael Mann's adaptation ) but have so far missed out on seeing THE BUNKER and DEATHWATCH . I guess the appeal to film makers is that it's easy to kick start a story of having a bunch of soldiers turn up at a deserted locale where they find a demonic force trying to kill them one by one which isn't a million miles away from the plot of say PREDATOR or DOG SOLDIERS . But when you stop to consider the horrors of war do we need supernatural elements to horrify an audience ?

BELOW is somewhat different from the films mentioned above because it does somewhat lack a sense of time and space . The American submarine where the story is set could easily have been set on a spaceship in the future and to be honest the movie does feel very similar to EVENT HORIZON . There's little gore involved from director David Twohey which is a both a good and bad thing since he doesn't use the gimmick of explict violence to shock the audience but makes the film a bit too talky for its own good

BELOW can probably be summed up in thus - If you liked EVENT HORIZON you will like BELOW . If you thought DAS BOOT was terrifying without any supernatural elements you probably won't like BELOW


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*** only for those who actually LIKED the film*** tired_cornelious
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