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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carter Blake
... Dr. Susan McAlester
... Russell Franklin
... Janice Higgins
... Tom Scoggins
... Jim Whitlock
... Preacher
... Brenda Kerns
... Boat Captain
Daniel Rey ... Helicopter Pilot (as Daniel Bahimo Rey)
... Helicopter Co-Pilot
... Helicopter Winch Operator
... Boy #1
... Girl #1
... Boy #2
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Storyline

A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... Written by John Smith <John.Smith7@net.ntl.com>

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Rated R for graphic shark attacks, and for language | See all certifications »

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28 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Alerta en lo profundo  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,107,643, 1 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,648,142, 28 November 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,648,142
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Trivia

The seaplane used in this film is the same one as used in Six Days Seven Nights (1998). See more »

Goofs

When the researchers are extracting the protein from the shark, the shark's ECG (electrocardiogram) tracing is shown on a vital signs monitor. Not only is the tracing being refreshed right to left, i.e. backwards (which is never done on a real monitor), but the ECG pattern itself is not that of a shark. See more »

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Dr. Susan McCallister: Tell me Mr. Franklin, have you ever known anyone with Alzheimer's?
Russell Franklin: Well, no.
Dr. Susan McCallister: By the end all my father could do was ask why my mother wasn't at home, and each time I told him she was dead I had to watch him take that loss like a car wreck. 200,000 men and women develop Alzheimer's each year! What if you could end all that suffering with a single pill? Give me till Monday morning, 48 hours. I'll give you results that'll skyrocket your stock price or I'll help you pack the lab myself. It's your ...
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At the beginning of the film, both the Warner Bros. shield and the Village Roadshow logo are depicted as being underwater. See more »

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Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »

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Remote Control Soul
Written by Graham Finn, Alan O'Keefe and Chris O'Driscoll
Performed by Bass Odyssey
Courtesy of Quadraphonic Records
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Under the right conditions, it's entertaining
10 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw DBS for $2.50 on the big screen (cheaper than renting it on video), and on that day I was desiring nothing more than a dumb action flick that would entertain me for about 100 minutes. That's what I got, so I was satisfied.

Still, under different circumstances (higher admission price, wanting something more out of a movie on the day of seeing it, etc.) I probably wouldn't have liked it. The characters were really thin - you hardly learned a thing about them, and they were pretty much interchangable. The dialogue was weak and cliched. The sharks - supposedly intelligent - didn't get much of a chance to show their supposed intelligence. The sets were okay, but still had a look to them that suggested that extra money could have polished them up. The characters commit some really stupid actions along the way.

Wait until you are in the right frame of mind, and it's free or at a low price. Chances are then you'll be acceptably entertained.


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