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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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Gail Berke
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David Sanders
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Slake
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Romer Treece
Earl Maynard ...
Ronald
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Wiley
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Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
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Adam Coffin
Teddy Tucker ...
The Harbor Master
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Kevin
Lee McClain ...
Johnson
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Mate (uncredited)
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'Goliath' Captain (uncredited)
Colin Shaw ...
Young Romer Treece (uncredited)
Peter Wallach ...
Young Adam Coffin (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Yates

Written by

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Peter Benchley ... (novel)
 
Peter Benchley ... (screenplay) and
Tracy Keenan Wynn ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Peter Guber ... producer
George Justin ... associate producer

Music by

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John Barry

Cinematography by

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Christopher Challis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Berlatsky

Editorial Department

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Mike Klein ... assistant film editor
Marilyn Madderom ... assistant film editor
Robert L. Wolfe ... supervising film editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg ... (casting)
Mike Fenton ... (casting)

Production Design by

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Anthony Masters ... (as Tony Masters)

Art Direction by

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Jack Maxsted

Set Decoration by

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Vernon Dixon

Costume Design by

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Ron Talsky

Makeup Department

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Edouard F. Henriques ... makeup artist (as Ed Henriques)
Pat McDermott ... hairdresser

Production Management

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George Justin ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Raymond Becket ... second assistant director
Derek Cracknell ... assistant director
Richard Jenkins ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Terry Ackland-Snow ... underwater art director
Dick Frift ... construction manager
Peter Grant ... underwater dresser
Graham Sumner ... property master
Alan Cassie ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Terry Wells ... stand-by property master (uncredited)
Barry Wilkinson ... stand-by props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... dubbing mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Tom Beckert ... dubbing mixer
Fred J. Brown ... sound effects editor (as Fred Brown)
Walter Goss ... dubbing mixer
Robin Gregory ... sound recordist
Hal Landaker ... sound consultant
Michele Sharp ... sound effects editor
Ross Taylor ... sound effects editor
Dana Wood ... special sound effects recording
Steven Brimmer ... assistant engineer (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Kitty Malone ... foley artist (uncredited)
Vern Poore ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Terry Sharratt ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ira Anderson Jr. ... special effects (as Ira Anderson)

Stunts

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Howard Curtis ... stunt coordinator
Bob Minor ... stunt coordinator
Jimmy Nickerson ... stunt coordinator (as Jim Nickerson)
Richard Washington ... stunt coordinator
Jackie Kilbride ... stunt double: Jacqueline Bisset (uncredited)
Max Kleven ... fight coordinator (uncredited)
Jack McKenney ... underwater stunt double: Nick Nolte (uncredited)
Jimmy Nickerson ... stunt double: Nick Nolte (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe ... stunt advisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Doubilet ... underwater still photographer
Al Giddings ... underwater cinematographer: second unit
Charles Nicklin ... underwater third cameraman (as Chuck Nicklin)
John Palmer ... camera operator
Stan Waterman ... underwater cinematographer: second unit
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer (uncredited)
Peter Lake ... aerial photographer (uncredited)
Ronald Lenoir ... set rigger (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tom Bronson ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Kenneth Hall ... music editor (as Ken Hall)
John Barry ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited) / score arranger (uncredited)
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Mary Dalison ... continuity
Sally Jones ... continuity
Geri Murphy ... underwater continuity

Other crew

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Missy Alpern ... special assistant
Denny Breese ... dive master (as Dennis Breese)
Sam Gellis ... special assistant
Al Giddings ... underwater director: second unit
Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer
Alex Gotfryd ... "THE DEEP" logo creator
Lynda Guber ... special assistant
John Hart ... marine biologist
Peter Lake ... production executive (as Peter A. Lake)
Richard Liebegott ... production secretary
Carlos Machado ... marine enviroments
Vince Martinez ... location accountant
Kym Murphy ... marine biologist
Michael G. Nathanson ... special assistant (as Mike Nathanson)
Bill Rudin ... special assistant
Teddy Tucker ... special consultant
Stan Waterman ... underwater director: second unit
Sue Barton ... publicist (uncredited)
Moby Griffin ... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Is the treasure worth the terror? [Video Australia] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les grands fonds (France)
  • Die Tiefe (Germany)
  • Abismo (Spain)
  • Drama i dybet (Denmark)
  • Bedugne (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Deep' (1977). See more »
Soundtracks Theme from 'The Deep' (Down, Deep Inside) See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: Bermuda See more »
Quotes David Sanders: I'm goin' down there, and you're gonna have to blow me up too!
Romer Treece: As you please, boy.
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