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Below (2002)

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Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Odell (as Matt Davis)
... Brice
... Loomis
... Kingsley
... Chief
... Claire
... Coors
... Hoag
... Pappy
Chuck Ellsworth ... Navy Pilot
... Navy Lookout
... Schillings
... Sonar #1
Max Casali ... Air Manifold
Alexis Conran ... Helmsman


In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just below the surface of the ocean and deep inside the human psyche. Written by Anonymous

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Six hundred feet beneath the surface terror runs deep

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Proteus  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,431, 13 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some filming for this movie took place on an actual WW2 submarine. The USS Silversides (which is available for tours) located in Muskegon Michigan was towed out into the middle of Lake Michigan where scenes with Bruce Greenwood were filmed. The Silversides had some minor re-painting done (rust coloration), but is now back to her original gray color. The rest of the sets and models used in this movie were all based on the look and layout of the Silversides. See more »


US fleet subs of that era were incredibly cramped and would not have contained as much leg and head room as the one depicted in the movie. The submarine set used for interior shots is built on a larger scale to accommodate both actors and the shooting crew. See more »


[first lines]
Brice: [hands coordinates to Loomis]
Lt. Loomis: This is almost a day behind us, sir.
Lt. Loomis: Well who are they? Americans, Brits, Italians? It doesn't even say.
Brice: Well I think we can assume they're friendly, Mr. Loomis. Besides, it doesn't appear to be a suggestion, does it.
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Crazy Credits

The only thing in the opening credits is the movie's title. Everything else is only shown after the movie is over. See more »


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No spoiler: why I give this 8 out of ten.
26 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

So, should you give up a couple of hours and watch this film. If you're one of those people that are happy to chat with everyone around you while watching films or laugh at parts that are meant to be touching or scary, then no. (Okay, don't get me started on that.) If not, you'll enjoy this film, you'll enjoy the acting and you'll enjoy the atmosphere and the tension. I think the 6.? score is to be honest down to people who'd rather watch a documentary on WW II. Yes the submarine seems a bit roomy at times but that doesn't spoil the drama for me. As for the plot, without giving anything away, the sin at the heart of the story grows larger and darker. I won't say any more, just that you'll see some good actors here that have popped up and become more famous 10 years after this film.

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