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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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Not All Aliens Come From Space. Save Your Last Breath... To Scream. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Six See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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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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Originally, Robert Harmon was going to direct the film. However, when he left, Sean S. Cunningham stepped in to direct the film with a budget of $8,000,000. See more »

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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

Dr. John Van Gelder: It'll go supercritical soon.
Scarpelli: What happens when it goes supercritical?
Dr. John Van Gelder: It'll explode.
James 'Jim' Richardson: Welcome to ground zero.
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Referenced in Face Off: Bad to the Bone (2011) See more »

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Utterly underrated
8 January 2008 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

It is my firm conviction that DeepStar Six will one day be regarded as a good movie. The current 3.9 rating at IMDb is, to my mind, ludicrous and flat-out wrong. It may not be an incredible, immortal masterpiece - I do have to admit it is second to The Abyss - but this is definitely a good movie in virtually every way. For the last fifteen years I've owned a VHS tape of it recorded from a laser-disc version, and seen it loads of times. Today I got the Region 2 Widescreen DVD, and I was once again confirmed in my opinion that this is a fine movie. It is underwater sci-fi horror, and one of several such movies from the era, but except that it doesn't have the clout, effects wizardry and budget of a James Cameron attached to it, it manages to be an extremely well-crafted production none the less.

The actors are great. Every one of them have absolutely unique and realistic character traits and the dynamism between the crew is superbly entertaining. Nancy Everhard as a soft-spoken female navy seal is played with humble sincerity and feminine sensitivity, making for a very realistic package. Nia Peeples is the sexiest thing you ever saw, and the one whose intuition foresees the whole thing. Miguel Ferrer is even more obnoxious here than in Twin Peaks, yet also profoundly pitiable. Everybody gives an amazingly human and believable performance, and the action and production values are overall perfectly adequate and effective, succeeding entirely in suspending the viewer's disbelief.

To the day I die, I will maintain that this is a good movie. And posterity will prove me right. One day...

9 out of 10.


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