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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

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Renny Harlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Carter Blake
Saffron Burrows ... Dr. Susan McAlester
Samuel L. Jackson ... Russell Franklin
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Janice Higgins
Michael Rapaport ... Tom Scoggins
Stellan Skarsgård ... Jim Whitlock
LL Cool J ... Preacher
Aida Turturro ... Brenda Kerns
Cristos ... Boat Captain
Daniel Rey Daniel Rey ... Helicopter Pilot (as Daniel Bahimo Rey)
Valente Rodriguez ... Helicopter Co-Pilot
Brent Roam ... Helicopter Winch Operator
Eyal Podell ... Boy #1
Erinn Bartlett ... Girl #1
Dan Thiel ... Boy #2
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Storyline

A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... Written by John Smith <John.Smith7@net.ntl.com>

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Beneath the glassy surface, there's a World of gliding Monsters See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic shark attacks, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Blue Sea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,107,643, 1 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,648,142, 28 November 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,648,142
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The February 11, 1998 draft of the script credits the following writers: Duncan Kennedy and John Zinman, Simon Barry, Michael Frost Beckner, C.M. Talkington, Donna Powers and Wayne Powers. Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers and Wayne Powers are the only writers credited in the final film. See more »

Goofs

As the elevator shaft starts to get flooded, Carter and Scoggins stay behind to shut the steel door. Just before they do, the green screen is clearly seen on the other side of the door. See more »

Quotes

Tom Scoggins: They're big, real big.
Carter Blake: What's that?
Tom Scoggins: The size of your brass balls!
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film, both the Warner Bros. shield and the Village Roadshow logo are depicted as being underwater. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes deleted scenes which feature more character development and extra dialogue. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Remote Control Soul
Written by Graham Finn, Alan O'Keeffe and Chris O'Driscoll
Performed by Bass Odyssey
Courtesy of Quadraphonic Records
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Jaws vs Deep Blue Sea
17 August 2003 | by hjochadeSee all my reviews

I have read all of the other comments about Jaws vs Deep Blue Sea and no one has mentioned the biggest connection of all. THE LICENSE PLATE THEY TAKE FROM THE SHARK IN DEEP BLUE SEA IS THE SAME ONE THEY CUT OUT OF THE SHARK ON THE DOCK IN JAWS.


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