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A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

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Sam and Jared are a young couple in the Bahamas, divers and aspiring treasure hunters. While the arrogant salvager Bates has loads of expensive equipment, Jared gets by with a small, battered boat. Jared and Sam find a historic wreck, but nearby is a wrecked airplane with a large quantity of cocaine. Jared and Sam want the treasure; their diving partners also want the drugs. Dangerous criminals realize the plane and cocaine are submerged somewhere in the area. When the bad guys learn that the couple has located the drugs, Jared and Sam find themselves in mortal peril. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, drug material, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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30 September 2005 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$266,418 (Brazil) (11 November 2005)

Gross:

$428,860 (South Africa) (2 December 2005)
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Due to US moral views, Sony Pictures digitally altered the theatrical trailer to give Jessica Alba a 'less revealing' bikini. See also Pathology (2008) and The Hangover (2009). See more »

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When Jared and Bryce are fighting after they learn Sam has been kidnapped you can see Jared's mic chord under his shirt, all the way up from his waist to his neck. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: I love the Caribbean. Too hot to wear shirts, too hot to wear pants and we're two hot young ladies.
Sam: You dive?
Amanda: Yeah, I can keep up.
Jared: So how long you known this one for?
Bryce: I don't know, about 14 hours now. Picked her up last night at The Mercer...
Amanda: [interupts Bryce] I picked you up last night. Don't start lying already.
Sam: So you and Bryce.
Bryce: I think I'm in love. Serious.
Bryce: [Looks at Jared]
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Followed by Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009) See more »

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Written by T. Taane, A. Mahal, S. Rycroft, T. Voyce, A. Retimana
Performed by Rhombus
Courtesy of Festival Records (NZ) Ltd., t/a Festival Mushroom Records NZ
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I'm filled with a vision of the ocean.
2 November 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

If you like crystal clear underwater scenery, life at a sunny shore and boating there is no way for you to miss this film. I watched it twice on a razor sharp big scope-screen to take in all the underwater details. The film takes every opportunity to put the likable characters under water, and this is what the film is all about. The beauty of the people in this simple adventure plot adds to the overall beauty of this film and is not a separate element as a lot of Jessica-Alba-in-bikini-blah-blah suggests. Let it put a smile on your face but let it not pop your eyes out. Along with that, pop songs, film music and sound effects are organically interwoven. The film consists of scenes and NOT of cheap fast cuts and hectic camera work, below and above surface.

The filmmakers obviously liked and knew what they were doing. What I couldn't believe is that the same filmmakers also liked detailed scenes of unnecessary cruelty though not too explicit and only near the end. I learned from this and some harsh critics here that when you set a new standard of underwater-adventure you don't reach that part of the audience who only want the thrill of fears and killing and the clash of good vs. evil, because these people totally miss the beauty (and all the work that obviously went into achieving it) and feel bored. So why spoil a film with that in the first place? There are enough cruel thrillers out there. So go for all-adventure, anti-cynic. A step in the right direction and an honorable follow up to THE DEEP.

Funny note: After the Columbia-logo during the credits I thought, who knows, perhaps this is the new THE DEEP (also Columbia), and THEN on the screen appeared the name of the executive producers including Peter Guber, the original producer of THE DEEP ;-) Similar in story and more important similar in care for detail to achieve a great underwater adventure.


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