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The Deep (1977)

In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.

Director:

Peter Yates

Writers:

Peter Benchley (novel), Peter Benchley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Gail Berke
Nick Nolte ... David Sanders
Dick Anthony Williams ... Slake
Robert Shaw ... Romer Treece
Earl Maynard Earl Maynard ... Ronald
Bob Minor ... Wiley
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
Eli Wallach ... Adam Coffin
Teddy Tucker Teddy Tucker ... The Harbor Master
Robert Tessier ... Kevin
Lee McClain Lee McClain ... Johnson
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Storyline

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater sequences and a look into the affairs of treasure hunting. Based on the novel by Peter "Jaws" Benchley.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Is anything worth the terror of The Deep? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film's theme title song, "Down Deep Inside (Theme From The Deep)", was a collaboration between composer John Barry and disco queen Donna Summer. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Original Song Award with a slower tempo version of the song included on the movie soundtrack. An extended version of the song was launched on Summer's CD version of her 1978 album "Live and More". The song went to number six on the Dutch Top 40 Chart; number five on the UK Singles Chart and the Netherlands GfK Chart, and number three on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Summer appeared and sang in Thank God It's Friday (1978), again for the same production house, Casablanca Filmworks, that made The Deep (1977). For that movie, Summer's song won an Oscar. See more »

Goofs

Severing a deep sea diver's airline whilst he is on the sea bed does not automatically flood the entire suit with sea water - a valve in the helmet prevents that and had long been invented by the 1970's. See more »

Quotes

Gail Berke: I almost drowned.
David Sanders: *I* almost drowned!
Gail Berke: You know, we might as well be married for all the concern I get around here.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Bermuda See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut for an 'A' (PG) certificate by the BBFC with edits to the body search of Gail by Cloche's men, removal of shots of Gail's bloody stomach during the voodoo scene, and heavy cuts to punches and groin kicks in the fight between Kevin and Slake. Later releases were upgraded to a 15 certificate and uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Jackson Browne (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Calypso Disco
Written by Beckett (uncredited)
Sung by Beckett
Courtesy Casablanca Records
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Treasure hunt underwater, romantic music of John Barry
25 July 2006 | by malcotoroSee all my reviews

I have the movie on Video, would buy it on DVD, I have read all the other reviews and surprised nobody mentioned the great music by John Barry. The theme made it to the radio top hits in 1977 For me, the music makes this movie, together with the three main stars including Shaw, Nolte and the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset. Is there an actress today quite so stunning? Don't think so... The Deep probably did not have the impact of Peter Benchley's Jaws but I like it just as much. The music is more melodic, the warmer location Bermuda, in contrast to the cooler Cape Cod of Jaws. I always appreciate a good treasure hunt anyway, Spanish doubloons and the possibility of reef predators adds interest. Watch it just to see Bisset in skimpy scuba swimsuit... you won't be disappointed


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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,835,540, 19 June 1977

Gross USA:

$47,346,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,346,365
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) (TV)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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