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The Deep (1977)

In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a WW2 ship wreck.

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Cast

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Slake
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Earl Maynard ...
Ronald
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Wiley
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Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
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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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He hired the best criminals for the heist of the decade! 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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Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the beginning of the movie while Gail is diving, she reaches under a part of the shipwreck and gets her arm yanked by the giant green moray, which causes her to scream in pain. In real life, her stunt-double, Jackie Kilbride, dislocated her shoulder doing this scene. A diver was told to pull the stick attached to her wrist from inside the wreck. When the stick appeared he pulled with all his might (as instructed). The scene was done in one take with multiple cameras as there was no chance (or need) for repeating it. See more »

Goofs

When David and Romer are talking in Romer's living room, David's hair is messy and over his forehead. Later, David's hair is combed and neatly presented. 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

Referenced in Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008) 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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