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The Bermuda Depths (1978)

Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.


Tsugunobu Kotani (as Tom Kotani)


Arthur Rankin Jr. (story by), William Overgard (screenplay by)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh McCloskey ... Magnus Dens
Carl Weathers ... Eric
Connie Sellecca ... Jennie Haniver
Julie Woodson Julie Woodson ... Doshan
Ruth Attaway Ruth Attaway ... Delia
Burl Ives ... Paulis
Elise Frick Elise Frick
Nicholas Ingham Nicholas Ingham
Kevin Petty Kevin Petty
Nicole Marsh Nicole Marsh
George Richards George Richards
John Instone John Instone
Jonathan Ingham Jonathan Ingham
Patricia Rego Patricia Rego
Doris Riley Doris Riley


Traumatized, orphaned college dropout Magnus Dens returns to Bermuda to find the cause of his father's mysterious death years before. At the Bermuda Biological Station, he finds Eric and Dr. Paulis, friends and colleagues of his late father, and joins them on a quest for gigantic sea creatures. He also meets Jennie Haniver, a mysterious young woman who was once his only childhood friend. Dr. Paulis' housekeeper, an island local, warns Magnus that Jennie is dangerous. The beautiful but vain young woman had sold her soul with the Devil centuries before and lives forever young deep in the waters of the Devil's Triangle (a.k.a. Bermuda Triangle). Nobody heeds the folklore and the researchers trap the giant sea turtle, setting the stage for a deadly confrontation with both minions of the Devil. Written by TVholic

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A World Premiere! Why were a young boy's parents murdered 20 years ago? Who is the beautiful, phantom-like girl who suddenly appears out of the ocean? What is the creature at the bottom of the sea who makes a kingdom of death? See more »


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Release Date:

27 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Came Up from the Depths See more »

Filming Locations:

Bermuda See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Co-writer / producer Arthur Rankin Jr. actually moved to Bermuda after making the film, and lived there for the rest of his life. See more »


A turtles shell scales grow larger as it ages. So the heart with the initials J+M that Magnus carves into one of the turtles scales should have stayed in that one scale. But when we see a close up of the giant turtle at the end, the heart and initials are now covering parts of four different scales. See more »


Eric: [the turtle has been caught in the net at sea] You see the size of that thing?
[as the net splits]
Eric: The net's never gonna hold!
[he grabs the harpoon gun and runs to the bow]
Eric: Come on, come on!
Magnus Dens: [tries to stop him] Eric!
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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »


Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Sung by Claude Carmichael
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This Movie Need to Be In Stores.....
1 October 2005 | by inventions35901See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when I was about 6 or 7 as a young boy. This movie really does has affect on people who watch it for some reason. The music the view and Jenny and the Turtle is just such amazing characters. It make you visualize and meditate when you finish watching it. I remember the movie as if it was yesterday. I just didn't remember the title of the movie. I didn't won't to ask some body about the movie if I didn't know the title of it, but now I know. I feel so relief and happy that I have accomplish something. Now I just need to accomplish getting a full original version copy of the movie "The Bermuda Depths" Can any body help me out?

I will not spoil the movie, because I think every body need to see it again and refreshing their own memories.

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