Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

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Claire
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Hoag
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Pappy
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Navy Pilot
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Schillings
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Max Casali ...
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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$589,424 (USA) (25 October 2002)
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Trivia

Holt McCallany learned how to do several yo-yo tricks for his character Loomis. Some of the tricks he performs in the film are the Brain Twister, Around the World, and Walk the Dog. His instructor, Brian Cabildo, is listed in the final credits. See more »

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The British ship wouldn't have flown the Union Flag (often called the Union Jack) at the stern as this is never used as an ensign (the flag at the back of the ship). The ship shown in the movie (the fictional 'RMS Archimedes) is a merchant ship so would have flown the Red Ensign which is red with a small Union Flag in the top corner nearest the flag pole. 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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Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)
Written by Louis Prima
Performed by Benny Goodman
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Best ghost movie in quite some years
16 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film has its share of fans, and I wanted to chime in.

I thought its visual effects were beautiful and functional throughout--this is a ghost movie, but the ghost effects are subtle, and never stoop to goofy atmospherics. Indeed, the ghost images are only a very small portion of the visual effects platter on display. Most of the wonderful miniatures and digital constructions concern themselves with the reality of the submarine and its adventures. And these numerous shots feature very little showing off--like the very best effects, they are tools to transmit the story, first and foremost. This rigid adhesion to story is visible all around, and it's very clear that cast and crew were solidly focused.

"Below" is a basic ghost mystery story (who is the ghost and what does it want), a type of film that is seldom done nowadays. A good number of these have been done over the years, certainly, and so the subject matter is familiar, but the story details/mechanics of "Below" present it all in a fresh manner. Lots of business for the actors to work with.

It's intricate, and demands attention from its viewers, and this is rewarded by what I think is a very watchable and entertaining ride, thanks in no small part to its great cast and tight direction. Yes! it's scary, possibly one of the most frightening films I've seen in years. I hesitate to call it a "horror" film, because its audience identification characters do their best to see that justice prevails, and eventually they pull the audience out of this hellish experience. This optimism gives the film a quality of fairy-tale parable. But it is certainly a white-knuckle suspense thriller.


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