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The Evil Below (1989)

A down-on-his-luck sea captain goes treasure hunting for a wrecked Spanish galleon that is rumored to be cursed by God and protected by supernatural forces.


Jean-Claude Dubois, Wayne Crawford (uncredited)


Arthur Payne (screenplay) (as Art Payne)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Crawford ... Max Cash
June Chadwick ... Sarah Livingstone
Sheri Able Sheri Able ... Tracy
Ted Le Plat ... Adrian Barlow (as Ted Le Platt)
Graham Clarke ... Ray Calhoun
Liam Cundill Liam Cundill ... Calhoun Junior
Gordon Mulholland Gordon Mulholland ... Max Cash Senior
Brian O'Shaughnessy Brian O'Shaughnessy ... Father Shannon
Peter Terry Peter Terry ... Constable Chambers
Allen Booi Allen Booi ... Father Dasard
Peter Nortje Peter Nortje ... The Valet
Paul Siebert Paul Siebert ... Guido
Pepsi Mabizela Pepsi Mabizela ... John
Bella Mariani Bella Mariani ... Mrs. Sykes - Dock Manager
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Tom Dobbs - Lighthouse Keeper
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A down-on-his-luck sea captain goes treasure hunting for a wrecked Spanish galleon that is rumored to be cursed by God and protected by supernatural forces.

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One of six underwater-themed sci-fiction monster movies released around 1989/90. Others include: The Abyss (1989), Leviathan (1989), DeepStar Six (1989), The Evil Below (1989), The Rift (1990), and Lords of the Deep (1989). See more »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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The boring below.
3 August 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This movie was a total yawnfest that took forever to get going, but never really did. It was simply boring to watch, so much in fact I could just never really get into it. This movie is not a horror movie by an stretch of the imagination, the cover of the videotape made it out to be one. Instead it is a thriller type movie with a few elements of horror thrown in as to make the movie more interesting. Of course, it does not help this movie at all. Mostly all I remember is that this movie was kind of like a movie from the 1970's called "The Deep". Bunch of people looking for treasure, rival groups that sort of thing. There are supernatural twists in it too, but to tell you the truth I was so bored when watching this movie that I kind of zoned out so I can not really tell you what the supernatural elements were. I kind of remember footprints on the bottom of the sea so maybe it was some sort of walking dead, or that may be me thinking of Lucio Fulcio's "Zombie" movie instead as that one was a horror movie that was set in a tropical island and as outlandish as that one was it was a lot more entertaining than this movie. That day we learned a valuable lesson, never rent a movie based on its cover art.

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1 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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