As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream.


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Credited cast:
James Cameron ... Self
Suzy Amis ... Self
Frank Lotito ... Giuseppe Buono
Paul Henri ... Don Walsh
Lachlan Woods Lachlan Woods ... Jacques Piccard


DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D follows the dramatic story of James Cameron's odyssey as he undertakes an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean. This is a journey of historic proportion and risk. The film will mesmerize viewers of all ages with the thrill of true discovery and the allure of the unknown, of new life forms, and of vistas never before captured on camera - all right here on planet Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Deep. Dangerous. Determined.



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Rated PG for language and brief disaster images | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


On the outside of the sub, attached to one of the arms, was a prototype Rolex Deep Sea "Challenge" Sea-Dweller watch. The watch is cabable of depths of 39,370 ft. Inside the Sub, James was wearing the commercial version of the Deep Sea Sea-Dweller watch, which can go to 12,800 ft. See more »

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"Deepsea Challenge" will have you skipping to the theater
19 February 2016 | by kr-68921See all my reviews

Have you ever thought about traveling down to the deepest part of the ocean, well if you do this is a great science documentary called "Deepsea Challenge". This movie is really interesting you get to see how they go down to the ocean and go into the deepest parts of the ocean. James Cameron is the director, producer, and main character in this movie. James also directed" Titanic"," Abyss",' Avatar", "Terminator". If you loved those movies then you will love this movie.

This story provides many details on how to break a Deepsea challenge. James Cameron wants to go to the deepest part of the ocean called the Mariana Trench but the deepest part of the trench is called Challenger Deep, only one person has ever been down their, but James doesn't only just want to go down their but he wants to explore it.

James studies test dives for going under the sea and see if the submarine could take it or if they would have to work on it some more in order for it to be okay going down to the Mariana trench. That helped endure the views by seeing what could happen and watch out for what he discovers. This documentary helps educate the viewer in understanding science by that you can't just dice to the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean its a big process, because he went to 9 different places to see if his submarine was ready to go. Also a convergent boundary is when two or more tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide

The thing that i liked is that after his friend passed away he still perused his dream and kept his memory alive. My favorite part of this documentary was when they kind of showed how the Titanic was made I wanted to see how the movie was made and it showed when the water came into the upper class of the boat and started washing people away I have been wanting to see how they made those parts.

The lessons that i learned from this documentary is that its a process in order to build a submarine and go to the nine places he had to go to test out the submarine so he could get ready to go the deepest part of the ocean. What i think that the others will learn from this story is that its a process to make a submarine and it takes time and money to peruse a dream like James Cameron did.

This movie is PG, a rating which might run off some of the older crowd, but it might mainly be for scientist because of what it talks about. So i would definitely not recommend this to a chef or a baker. This documentary was a good and interesting I would not watch it again but it was good after all.

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21 August 2014 (Australia) See more »

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$149,879, 10 August 2014

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