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Octopus (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Horror | Video 11 June 2002
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During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years ... See full summary »

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John Eyres

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story), Michael D. Weiss (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Harrington ... Roy Turner
Ravil Isyanov ... Casper
David Beecroft David Beecroft ... Captain Jack Shaw
Carolyn Lowery Carolyn Lowery ... Dr. Lisa Finch
Ricco Ross ... Brickman
Jeff Nuttall Jeff Nuttall ... Henry Campbell
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... Salvanto
Martin McDougall ... Taylor
Vasil Banov Vasil Banov ... Captain Varltek
Nikolai Urumov Nikolai Urumov ... Helmsman
Krasi Vankov Krasi Vankov ... Dmitry
Michail Elenov Michail Elenov ... Sonar-Tech (as Michael Elenov)
Velislaya Stoyanova Velislaya Stoyanova ... Sara
Kristina Krasteva Kristina Krasteva ... Maggie
Marianne Stanicheva ... Female Captain (as Mariana Stanisheva)
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Storyline

During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years later, an American nuclear submarine is transporting a captured terrorist to the States. The terrorist's henchmen, however, are planning to hijack the sub and rescue their leader. Meanwhile, a large, unidentified creature is approaching the sub at high speed... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Cruise To Hell... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and action/terror, and for brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2002 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Eye Six See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Brickman says that the creature seems like something taken from "a Spielberg film". See more »

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During the escape, someone makes a remark about the impending explosion of the submarine Roosevelt "...turning this thing into calamari." Calamari is squid, not octopus. See more »

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Edited into Ticker (2001) See more »

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Uneven, jumbled, with an occasional visit by the title creature
24 September 2006 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

Starts off with a Soviet sub being lost in 1962 while on its way to Cuba. Cut to four decades later.

There's confusing hi-jinks, political intrigue, and traitors aboard an American sub that find the old sub. There's also a giant Octopus wandering around that makes periodic (and oddly timely) attacks, whenever it serves to thicken the plot. A spy is aboard the sub, and endeavors to uhhh, umm, do something bad I guess. The script doesn't make it clear, and the novice acting by the cast doesn't help, either.

Then the sub meets up with a cruise ship (!) What? Oh, and more spies show up too. The script darts around so much you'll get dizzy trying to follow it.

The final scene is about the only part that has anything of interest happen, as the Octopus makes his finest appearance. He's pretty nasty looking, as the director loves to take CGI shots into his mouth, as he attacks. Most of what you see is sloppy CGI, but at least you get to see something happen after waiting through the entire movie.

A goofy, bargain basement movie, good for sporadic moments of chaos and comedy.


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