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DeepStar Six (1989)

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At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

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Sean S. Cunningham

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Taurean Blacque ... Laidlaw
Nancy Everhard ... Joyce Collins
Greg Evigan ... McBride
Miguel Ferrer ... Snyder
Nia Peeples ... Scarpelli
Matt McCoy ... Richardson
Cindy Pickett ... Diane Norris
Marius Weyers ... Van Gelder
Elya Baskin ... Burciaga
Thom Bray ... Hodges
Ronn Carroll ... Osborne
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The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Six miles below the surface of the ocean, something beyond your imagination will scare the hell out of you. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Six See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,306,320, 15 January 1989

Gross USA:

$8,143,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,143,225
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Sean S. Cunningham developed the idea in 1987 with the express purpose of being the first release on the slate of upcoming underwater action/sci-fi films. See more »

Goofs

When Snyder is accessing the computer system for the procedure to secure the missiles, the computer asks him to define "abandoned." The first choice offered reads, "Abandoned for repair or or removal," with the word "or" duplicated. See more »

Quotes

Captain Phillip Laidlaw: [while encoutering the beast] Look at that mother
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Good cast, so-so script
17 March 2000 | by Tin Man-5See all my reviews

"DeepStar Six" is just another "Alien" clone, to be ranked with all "Alien" clones as just another time waster. This might be what it deserves, however, it can be noted as a few notches above other "Alien" clones for its excellent cast, which, even when the story and writing become pretty silly, sticks to it and keeps things running smoothly. The characters are pretty convincing as well, epecially for such low standards as this. And while most of the film is talkly and uneventful, I will proudly state that the last half hour are great and very tension-filled. I was very pleased with the climax, and even the monster was acceptable. If the whole film had been as surprising as gripping as the last half-hour, this might have been the greatest "Alien" clone around. Instead, it's just a pretty good, low-budget flick that's worth watching once or twice if it comes on cable.

**1/2 out of ****


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