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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.

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Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
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The Harbor Master
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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.

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


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17 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Tiefe  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of lighthouse keeper and diving and treasure expert Romer Treece (Robert Shaw) was inspired by real-life treasure seeker diver Teddy Tucker, who helped Peter Benchley write the novel. Tucker was hired as a special consultant to the production, and appeared in the movie playing The Harbor Master. See more »

Goofs

In the scene right after Gail had the voodoo encounter in her hotel room, we see Sanders (Nick Nolte) sitting and talking with Treece. He is toying with a cigar in his fingers. The cigar is wrapped in its protective plastic/cellophane wrapper. The view goes to a closeup of Sanders running the cigar under his nose to smell it, and we see the cigar is clearly bare - no longer wrapped in its plastic wrapper. Then the camera angle goes back to the long shot, and Sanders is once again toying with the cigar, only now it's in the cellophane wrapper. See more »

Quotes

Romer Treece: Anyway, rum's not drinkin', it's survivin'!
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Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1977 (2006) See more »

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Calypso Disco
Written by Beckett (uncredited)
Sung by Beckett
Courtesy Casablanca Records
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Mystery, intrigue and danger await Nick Nolte and Jacqueline
14 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset star in this solid "B" movie, meant to entertain not challenge the average movie goer. Allow your mind to suspend reality for a couple of hours, and enjoy "The Deep" for what it is. Fans of Robert Shaw, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Eli Wallach will be pleased to see them on screen, but less than satisfied with their weak parts.

When first released, the scenery above and below the water in "The Deep" proved to be amazing. Jacqueline Bisset appeared draped in a wet t-shirt, causing audience members everywhere to either gasp, gulp or sigh. Accompanied by multiple tropical fish, Ms. Bisset's underwater scenes are just as satisfying.

My recollections of seeing "The Deep" for the first time in the theater, include sitting in the front row with head bent backwards, watching oversize tropical fish swimming back and forth across the screen. I get a hint of a stiff neck every time I review the movie in my head!

I do recommend you rent or buy "The Deep." Pop up some popcorn, put your feet up and just let yourself be immersed in this entertaining and gorgeous at times, movie. -- M. Nels Pearson


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