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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 the treasure worth the terror? [Video Australia] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) (TV)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo | Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After resigning as Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures to go and make his own movies, within thirty-six hours of Peter Guber setting up his own production company "Casablanca Filmworks", Guber had secured the screen rights to this movie, and obtained financing for this film from Columbia Pictures. See more »

Goofs

Where Nick Nolte is inside the shipwreck looking at a small school of big-eyed red fish, the fish are shown upside down, then goes to Nolte (upright), then back to the fish correctly shown upright. The first clip of the fish was apparently accidentally reversed. See more »

Quotes

Romer Treece: Hey, boy, this is "Goliath" trash! What the bastard hell were you doing diving down there?
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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 The Making of 'The Deep' (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from 'The Deep' (Down, Deep Inside)
Sung by Donna Summer
Written by John Barry and Donna Summer
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Linear Adventure in Wonderful Locations
13 January 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Bermudas, while diving for pleasure, David Sanders (Nick Nolte) and Gail Berke (Jacqueline Bisset) find a submerged vessel, and they bring a couple of objects withdrawn from the ship. They look for the advice of Romer Treece (Robert Shaw), an expert in treasures and old ships, and they realize that indeed there were two vessels in the same location: a French one, from the Eighteenth Century, with a treasure in jewels, and another one, from the war, with a load of morphine. David and Gail associate to Treece, trying to recover part of the underwater wealth. Meanwhile, the powerful Haitian drug dealer Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett Jr.) menaces the group, trying to get the drugs. "The Deep" is a very linear adventure, without any plot point or surprises. The wonderful locations, the magnificent photography, the good cast and the amazing beauty of Jacqueline Bisset support this movie, which is recommended for killing time only. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Fundo do Mar" ("The Bottom of the Sea")


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