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Deep Rising (1998)

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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Finnegan
... Trillian St. James
... Simon Canton
... Joey Pantucci
... Hanover
... Captain Atherton
... Mulligan
... Mamooli
... Mason
... T. Ray
... Vivo
... Leila
... Billy
... Radar Man (as Warren T. Takeuchi)
... Communications Officer
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When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! Written by Greg Kleiner <LtJGBrewer@aol.com>

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Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,737,793, 1 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,203,026
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Famke Janssen was almost not cast in this movie because the producers felt she was too recognizable from GoldenEye (1995) See more »

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When the creatures first strike the boat, and the passengers are running scared, the young Asian woman locks herself in the bathroom. When the creature is sneaking up on her through the toilet that she is sitting on, she frantically grabs the sink faucet. When she first grabs hold of it, you can already see it moving before she pulls it off its hinges. See more »

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Finnegan: Anything I want?
Trillian St. James: Anything you want.
Finnegan: Can you get me a cold beer?
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Featured in Deep Terror with Dean Cundey (2018) See more »

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Written by Gary Kiyoshi Nagata (as Gary Nagata) and Chris Kano
Performed by Yakudo
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It's officially the best film ever made.
5 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Deep Rising is one of the best films ever made, if not the best! That's right, I'm making a bold statement but it's true. Clearly many of you here will disagree, but when you've seen the evidence that I put forward I don't think you'll be able to argue:

1) The Godfather: The Godfather was less believable than Deep Rising and also lacked such things as multi barrelled assault rifles, jet skis and huge torpedoes. Deep rising however, did not.

2) Raging Bull: No half-digested/half alive bodies, no engine room full of bloody bones or cool looking harpoon guns. Deep Rising had all these things.

3) Citizen Kane: A worthy try, but in the end Orson Welles decision to omit massive underwater squid monsters, left this film floundering. Deep Rising came up trumps in this department.

4) Casablanca: Fails to deliver on every account. Most notably, no one gets pulled down a toilet. Again, Deep Rising excels.

The sad thing is that if the Colour Purple had included a raid on a sinking cruise liner, infested with sub aqua monsters as part of the film, then it too would have climbed to the top of my favourite movie list. But as with most films the director took the easy way out and chose to ignore this very overlooked area of filmmaking.

In my aquatic monster/cruise liner catastrophe marking system, Deep Rising gets a colossal 4 shrimps. But the rather lacking Godfather, gets only 3 angelfish and a haddock.


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