A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Gail Berke
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Slake
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Romer Treece
Earl Maynard ...
Ronald
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Wiley
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Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
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Adam Coffin
Lee McClain ...
Johnson
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Kevin
Teddy Tucker ...
The Harbor Master
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Storyline

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater sequences and a look into the affairs of treasure hunting. Based on a novel by Peter 'Jaws' Benchley. Written by Anonymous

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Is the treasure worth the terror? [Video Australia] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Tiefe  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,835,540 (USA) (19 June 1977)

Gross:

$6,835,540 (USA) (19 June 1977)
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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Florida, Jamaica, Catalina and the Bahamas were considered for the main filming location which in the end was decided on being Bermuda. As such, the film's main shooting location was the same as the setting in the film and source novel's story. It is not always the case that the two match if the economics and practicalities of shooting somewhere else with another location doubling are more efficient. See more »

Goofs

In the scene right after Gail had the voodoo encounter in her hotel room, we see Sanders (Nick Nolte) sitting and talking with Treece. He is toying with a cigar in his fingers. The cigar is wrapped in its protective plastic/cellophane wrapper. The view goes to a closeup of Sanders running the cigar under his nose to smell it, and we see the cigar is clearly bare - no longer wrapped in its plastic wrapper. Then the camera angle goes back to the long shot, and Sanders is once again toying with the cigar, only now it's in the cellophane wrapper. See more »

Quotes

Adam Coffin: Kevin sure gives me the willies. He doesn't say much.
Romer Treece: Maybe he don't like you, Adam! He likes me!
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'The Deep' (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Calypso Disco
Written by Beckett (uncredited)
Sung by Beckett
Courtesy Casablanca Records
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They don't make films like this any more
19 October 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I don't know why IMDb is carrying such a negative review of this classic film on the front page. But I'm happy to note a lot of very positive reviews thereafter. Not much more I can add, but this is one of the classics of the golden era of film-making, without the CGI, hyped-up violence, obsessive sexuality and general lack of any kind of emotional depth of current popular cinema. While being in that category (popular cinema), this film is still great entertainment, often going pretty "deep". And there are of course the bonuses of the legendary Robert Shaw, the unforgettable beauty of Jacqueline Bisset, a young Nick Nolte full of promise, a wonderful score by John Barry, and plenty of evocative scenery, both below and above sea level.


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