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Up from the Depths (1979)

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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

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Alfred M. Sweeney (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bottoms ... Greg Oliver
Susanne Reed ... Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye ... Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Oscar Forbes
Charles Howerton ... Dr. David Whiting
Denise Hayes Denise Hayes ... Iris Lee
Chuck Doherty Chuck Doherty ... Ed Bennett (as Charles Doherty)
Helen McNeely Helen McNeely ... Louellen Bennett
Ken Metcalfe ... Mr. Holland
Randy Taylor Randy Taylor ... Jimmy
Dave D'Martyn Dave D'Martyn ... Tourist #1
Clem Persons Clem Persons ... Maintenance Man (as Clem Parsons)
Pete Cooper Pete Cooper ... Nieberg
Katherine Scholy Katherine Scholy ... Darleen
Ken Petruic Ken Petruic ... Harry
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Storyline

A series of mysterious aquatic attacks indicate the presence of some huge, previously unknown giant species of shark that has risen to the surface and is preying on tourists, fishermen, researchers, etc. A local beachcomber and scam artist, Sullivan, will have to put out to sea to defeat it. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Your vacation is about to end!!!


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R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Jaws See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot and edited in Manila, the Philippine Islands. The director's cut was sent back to Los Angeles where Roger Corman had the film re-cut, plus he had additional footage shot and edited into the film. See more »

Quotes

Tourist: Oh my God, it's a monster fish!
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Remake of Naked Paradise (1957) See more »

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Oh Deary Dear!
5 February 2004 | by HeartMongerSee all my reviews

Alright here I go. I saw the video box to this when I was VERY young in the mid eighties and wanted to rent it because it looked good and scary. But my parents would not let me! So fast forward a few years and I see the film Piranha. I see the finale and a shot from this finale is on the back of the vestron box of "Up from the Depths." So I begin to think I was making it up. That I had not seen a movie of this title. That Piranha WAS the movie I saw. Then I find out about a website called imdb.com and I look this title up. Sure enough I was NOT dreaming! I was actually so excited and went to the only Blockbuster in the state that carried this title about an hour away from my home just to finish the life's pursuit! I got home with intense anxiety, plopped the VHS in the VCR and... what? what is this? this isn't scary? why... how... And that is all that was there. This film is a pretty cheap knock off of Jaws and does not know it is! It deals with two stupid people who for some god unknown reason are spending time at the beach WHEN, they run into some(not so)dangerous trouble when a shark that is like, two feet long comes a shore and starts nib nib nibbling at the vacationers. I was so appauled that I, being a hard core film lover, had been thinking about this film all that time and wondering if I would ever see it! No wonder I could never find it one ago. In fact, in an article I read, the production was so in trouble that it began in Malta, which doubled for the Phillipines, which tripled for Hawaii. The list goes on and on. The scenes are so laughable. Like a scene which a supermodel gives gum to a fish, and she later is doing a nudie shoot on a boat that is attacked by the ugly duckling of a fish. The fish looks cardboard and makes a sound that could frighten a muse! What were the cast and crew thinking! However I would watch it if push came to shove because I am a hardcore Corman fan. But in all honesty and sincerety, stay away unless you really want to waste your money or it is on tv and you feel you just HAVE to see it. 1/10


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