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Sphere (1998)

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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Dr. Norman Goodman
... Dr. Elizabeth 'Beth' Halperin
... Dr. Harry Adams
... Captain Harold C. Barnes
... Dr. Ted Fielding
... Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
Marga Gómez ... Jane Edmunds
... Helicopter Pilot
Bernard Hocke ... Seaman
... O.S.S.A. Instructor
Michael Keys Hall ... O.S.S.A. Official
Ralph Tabakin ... O.S.S.A. Official
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1000 feet below the ocean, navy divers discover an object half-a-mile long. A crack team of scientists are deployed to the site in Deepsea Habitats. What they find boggles the mind as they discover a perfect metal sphere. What is the secret behind the sphere? Will they survive the mysterious 'manifestations'? Who or what is creating these? They may never live to find out. Written by Michael Hofer <fbci4@escape.ca>

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros.

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Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sfera  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,586,765, 13 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,020,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,100,000, 5 April 1998
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson would work on this film during the week, and then work on Jackie Brown (1997) on the weekends. See more »

Goofs

Just after the crew enter the craft Beth says that someone else must have been there because of the foot steps - she means foot prints. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Harry Adams: I'm not choking, you asshole! I hate squid!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are cast over an invisible sphere. See more »


Soundtracks

ONLY A LONELY HEART SEES
Written by Felix Cavaliere and Jay Tran
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very good!!
17 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Excellent! I went into the film thinking it would be bad, since that is what I had heard from someone before watching it.

However, I was pleasantly surprised at what a terrific film this actually was. The only downfall to the film, was Dustin Hoffman. With all due respect to one of the best actors ever, he just wasn't suited for this particular role. He was good in it, but just not the right person for the job.

The film begins with Dustin Hoffman flying over the Pacific Ocean in a helicopter, going to a Submarine investigating a plane crash. As a psychologist, he is impatiently waiting to speak to the survivors, and after having been on the sub for over 3 hours, is upset with the Capatain. However, the Captain informs him there was no plane crash, but rather an arrival of some sort not quite 300 years ago, under the Ocean.

Sharon Stone, Leive Shreiber and Samuael L. Jackson join Hoffman as apart of his team, to go beneath the surface to discover and determine what it is exactly that they have found under the Pacific.

With complete intensity and excitement non-stop throughout the entire film, it will leave you feeling a little disturbed at times, and perhaps a bit paranoid, also.

I would advice anyone who does not have a liking to intense sci-fi type films...this is not going to be your cup of tea, but for those enjoy good horror, intensity and a great story line, you will definitely enjoy this flick!


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