Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys brothers, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef leaving Tony to carry on the business. But now he has a companion, Gwyneth Rhys.Written by
Sponges are harvested (at least in Florida) on the protected West Coast (as in Tarpon Springs) where this movie was shot. See more »
[to Gwyneth Rhys]
Hey, you want to know what my real name is? Adonis. My mother named me after a Greek god. I'm a beautiful young man.
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The Platinum DVD release cuts the nighttime fight at around the one-hour mark shorter. Most noticeably some dialogue ("Better be not here tomorrow morning, do you hear? You'd better clear out!") has been omitted. See more »
It Had to Be You
Music by Isham Jones
Played on the juke box when Tony and Gwyneth dance See more »
nice since my father was the stunt man
it was nice to find out the stunt man in the water was my father nick karakos of tarpin springs Florida. it was nice to notice some of the buildings in the movie was at tarpin springs when i was 17 years old. i did notice that in the movie the word tarpin was mention 2x and every time the diver would go into the water a notation of word (Greek) was stated. when i visit my father back when i was 17 years old they would call him Greek. it was a nice movie to watch and i had a understanding of the plot. you can tell they showed some of the Greek life that was made living down in Florida. i don,t know if they still have the sponge diver boat they would give people tours and show how they would pull up spouges. overall i would give this movie a 6.
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