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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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Stephen Sommers

Writer:

Stephen Sommers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... John Finnegan
Famke Janssen ... Trillian St. James
Anthony Heald ... Simon Canton
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Joey Pantucci
Wes Studi ... Hanover
Derrick O'Connor ... Captain Atherton
Jason Flemyng ... Mulligan
Cliff Curtis ... Mamooli
Clifton Powell ... Mason
Trevor Goddard ... T. Ray
Djimon Hounsou ... Vivo
Una Damon ... Leila
Clint Curtis ... Billy
Warren Takeuchi ... Radar Man (as Warren T. Takeuchi)
Linden Banks ... 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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USA | Canada

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English | Korean

Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tentacle See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$11,203,026
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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An attempt was made at doing a PG-13 cut of this film. See more »

Goofs

When Hanover is being eaten by a monster, Joey hands him a pistol, a stainless steel semi-automatic. Hanover chooses to shoot at Joey one time before eventually attempting to turn the gun on himself before he is eaten, but the gun is now empty. The slide should have locked back after firing the last round, indicating that the gun is empty. See more »

Quotes

Mulligan: [the remaining six survivors are in the galley. Mulligan closes a hatch door] I say we stay right here!
Trillian St. James: Are you insane?
Pantucci: No man, he's right. There's plenty of food here. We can hold out til they rescue us.
Canton: They're right. This is the galley for the crew. It was built almost entirely air tight in case of fire. With these hatches closed there's no way those things could get in here.
Hanover: You wanna wind up in jail, Mulligan?
Mulligan: Better there than in the belly of one of those things!
Finnegan: [...]
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Soundtracks

Garota de Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
Performed by Walter Wanderley (as Walter Wanderly)
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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Full Scream Ahead..? Better than your average slick..!
22 October 2005 | by smiley-32See all my reviews

I bought this DVD last week. I've watched it for the first time with some friends. I must admit, that must be some movie.. Here, director Stephen Sommers try to prove that if Aliens scared you.. Then this one will do worse.. Well, it did at times.. The whole plot sounds simple to me.. with these bunch of thieves coming on board this cruise liner, the Argonautica.. Only to find that the passengers have vanished. It's not 'til they realise that they up against something more deadly and it came from the bottom of the ocean.. We're not talking giant squids here.. Something more sinister..

Treat Williams played well as Finnegan. Famke Janssen, Wes Studi and the rest of the cast kept their end of the bargain with their performance. A really good film, full of one liners.. A few jokes.. This, that and the other..

7 out of 10!


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