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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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Renny Harlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Carter Blake
Saffron Burrows ... Dr. Susan McAlester
Samuel L. Jackson ... Russell Franklin
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Janice Higgins
Michael Rapaport ... Tom Scoggins
Stellan Skarsgård ... Jim Whitlock
LL Cool J ... Preacher
Aida Turturro ... Brenda Kerns
Cristos ... Boat Captain
Daniel Rey Daniel Rey ... Helicopter Pilot (as Daniel Bahimo Rey)
Valente Rodriguez ... Helicopter Co-Pilot
Brent Roam ... Helicopter Winch Operator
Eyal Podell ... Boy #1
Erinn Bartlett ... Girl #1
Dan Thiel ... 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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Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The seaplane that Susan and Franklin fly to Aquatica in is a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. See more »

Goofs

The sharks in the movie are huge but in many scenes are not seen by the characters being attacked in waist deep water. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Susan McCallister: You wait your whole life for a single moment and then suddenly it's tomorrow.
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Crazy Credits

Members of the shark effects team have shark-related nicknames, for example, Peter 'GreatWhite' Smith. See more »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER:In a test screening one month before the film's opening, the ending had Susan (Saffron Burrows) escaping the shark at the end and saving the day with the spear gun. Audiences booed that ending, and sure enough, it came out with Susan getting eaten and Preacher (LL Cool J) saving the day. You can actually tell that some of the final shots were three-shots, with empty space where Burrows would have been. Sometimes Thomas Jane's eye-line looks like it should go to her. She's been digitally erased. See more »

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References The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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Good and Plenty
Written by Joleen Belle and Alan Molezion
Produced by Robert Palmer
Performed by Divine
Courtesy of Pendulum Records/Red Ant LLC
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Better than SOME People think
29 July 2005 | by sanghouseSee all my reviews

This is a lot better than people seem to think. Its a good shark movie, but completely different then the more sedate Jaws and some of the scenes are actually quite scary. When i first watched this i must have been 9 years old and i WAS scared. It has humour, shocks, action what more could you possibly ask for? Who cares about a complicated plot, this is a popcorn blockbuster which you will enjoy for 1 1/2 hours. The simple plot works (scientist finds cure for Alzeimers in sharks brains, unfortunately sharks brains are too small for the drug to be widely produced so the scientists create genetically modified sharks that are bigger so therefore have bigger brains. Unfortunately (again) the sharks get smarter and etc. Also this gets 5.5 out of 10 and Deathwatch gets 5.6 out of 10, no way is that very poor excuse for a horror film is better then this shark infested tale


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Blue Sea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,107,643, 1 August 1999

Gross USA:

$73,648,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,648,142
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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