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DeepStar Six (1989)

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At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

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Sean S. Cunningham
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Taurean Blacque ... Laidlaw
Nancy Everhard ... Joyce Collins
Greg Evigan ... McBride
Miguel Ferrer ... Snyder
Nia Peeples ... Scarpelli
Matt McCoy ... Richardson
Cindy Pickett ... Diane Norris
Marius Weyers ... Van Gelder
Elya Baskin ... Burciaga
Thom Bray ... Hodges
Ronn Carroll ... Osborne
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The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Six miles below the surface of the ocean, something beyond your imagination will scare the hell out of you. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Six See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,143,225
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Producer Cunningham developed the idea in 1987 with the express purpose of being the first release on the slate of upcoming underwater action/sci-fi films. See more »

Goofs

When Snyder is accessing the computer system for the procedure to secure the missiles, the computer asks him to define "abandoned." The first choice offered reads, "Abandoned for repair or or removal," with the word "or" duplicated. See more »

Quotes

James 'Jim' Richardson: Well, at least Snyder will get his name in the Guinness book of records. I mean, causing two nuclear explosions in one afternoon has to be some sort of record.
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Liked it for its monster fun.
31 July 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

I remembered watching DeepStar Six on TV as a kid, about the same time I first watched "The Abyss." While this movie is not as suspenseful, dramatic and adventurous as "The Abyss," I still found it to be quite entertaining and fun.

The film starts off with a crew in a sub doing some sort of experiment on an underwater nuclear base. However, their presence then disturbs an unidentified giant sea creature, which I thought resembled a large lobster. The creatures attacks the sub and crew and then the rest of the movie is basically a struggle for survival with some intense monster action.

The movie is sort of predictable and the cast of characters weren't as memorable as I recalled, but it has a quick-paced plot with good special effects and intense monster action one might find enjoyable.

Grade B-


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