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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 March 1999 (USA)
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

Director:

Ulu Grosbard

Writers:

Jacquelyn Mitchard (book), Stephen Schiff (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Beth
Treat Williams ... Pat
Whoopi Goldberg ... Candy
Jonathan Jackson ... Vincent (age 16)
Cory Buck Cory Buck ... Vincent (age 7)
Ryan Merriman ... Sam
Alexa PenaVega ... Kerry (age 9) (as Alexa Vega)
Michael McGrady ... Jimmy Daugherty
Brenda Strong ... Ellen
Michael McElroy Michael McElroy ... Ben
Tony Musante ... Angelo
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Rosie
John Kapelos ... George
Lucinda Jenney ... Laurie
John Roselius ... Bastokovich
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found ten years later, living in the same town. Written by Anonymous

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The search for her son was over. The search for her family was just beginning.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cast members Treat Williams and Brenda Strong later appeared on the TV series "Everwood" (2002-2006). See more »

Goofs

When Beth arrives at the hotel, she is wearing boots and socks when she exits the car, but inside the hotel she is wearing sandals See more »

Quotes

Sam Karras: Your my brother... I missed you
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Connections

Referenced in Ghost World (2001) See more »

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The Bunny Song
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer
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Michelle Pfeiffer looks great and plays her role with passion
9 October 1999 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Here we have a story that starts slowly but develops into a tense emotional drama. Michelle Pfeiffer is not only nice to look at but she plays the role of a frantic mother in search of her abducted 3-year old with great passion and at times hysteria. Whoopi Goldberg who plays the part of top policewoman in charge of investigation gives a moving sympathetic performance. What I greatly admire in this actor is the clear enunciation of her speech. I missed not a word delivered with clarity and depth of meaning. The film explores the feelings of children and parents caught up in the problems associated with child adoptions. Where does this baby belong: with his biological mother or his adopted father? It's an interesting film because the problem is real and with us to-day. The ending may surprise you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,558,400, 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$13,898,649

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,121,100
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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