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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.

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie, whilst Gail (Jacqueline Bisset) is diving, she reaches under a part of the shipwreck and gets her arm yanked by the giant green moray eel, which causes her to scream in pain. In real-life, her stunt double, Jackie Kilbride, dislocated her shoulder doing this scene. A diver was told to pull the stick attached to her wrist from inside the wreck. When the stick appeared, he pulled with all of his might (as instructed). The scene was done in one take, with multiple cameras, as there was no chance (or need) for repeating it. See more »

Goofs

In an underwater scene, a grenade goes off accidentally. The shock wave would have killed everyone in the vicinity. See more »

Quotes

Romer Treece: Is this one your legendary ampoules?
Adam Coffin: This is the real thing, alright. The old girl's finally lost her virginity.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Bermuda See more »

Alternate Versions

More scenes from the television version NBC broadcast include: A scene in which just Treece and David go diving, whilst Gail and Coffin speak of Treece's past, including his wife who was murdered by a drug dealer. When David and Gail first go to Treece's lighthouse, they are stopped and held at gun point by a territorial Kevin. Whilst David is turning the rented scuba equipment in, Gail goes and we see her rinse off the salt water from the sea. A scene where Cloche attacks Treece's lighthouse in the middle of the night, threatening to kill David and Gail. See more »

Connections

References The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) 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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User Reviews

 
They don't make films like this any more
19 October 2013 | by weblynx-1See all my reviews

I don't know why IMDb is carrying such a negative review of this classic film on the front page. But I'm happy to note a lot of very positive reviews thereafter. Not much more I can add, but this is one of the classics of the golden era of film-making, without the CGI, hyped-up violence, obsessive sexuality and general lack of any kind of emotional depth of current popular cinema. While being in that category (popular cinema), this film is still great entertainment, often going pretty "deep". And there are of course the bonuses of the legendary Robert Shaw, the unforgettable beauty of Jacqueline Bisset, a young Nick Nolte full of promise, a wonderful score by John Barry, and plenty of evocative scenery, both below and above sea level.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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