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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

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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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

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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Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Phoctoplus (2012) See more »

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SURPRISINGLY GOOD GUILTY PLEASURE
17 March 2001 | by bbrasher1See all my reviews

I have just finished watching OCTOPUS half expecting it to be an average time waster nowhere near as bad as the wretched TENTACLES (1977) and a little better than the ultra-lame mini-series THE BEAST, based on Peter Benchly's novel. I was pleasantly surprised. It's one of those movies that doesn't take itself too seriously, it has fairly decent special effects; all in all, it's a good popcorn movie. Somewhat predictable but still fun to watch.

Might even leave you with a craving for calimari.

Rating: ****1/2 out of *****


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