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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 March 1999 (USA)
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

Director:

Ulu Grosbard

Writers:

Jacquelyn Mitchard (book), Stephen Schiff (screenplay)
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Beth
Treat Williams ... Pat
Whoopi Goldberg ... Candy
Jonathan Jackson ... Vincent (age 16)
Cory Buck Cory Buck ... Vincent (age 7)
Ryan Merriman ... Sam
Alexa PenaVega ... Kerry (age 9) (as Alexa Vega)
Michael McGrady ... Jimmy Daugherty
Brenda Strong ... Ellen
Michael McElroy Michael McElroy ... Ben
Tony Musante ... Angelo
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Rosie
John Kapelos ... George
Lucinda Jenney ... Laurie
John Roselius ... Bastokovich
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Storyline

The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found ten years later, living in the same town. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The search for her son was over. The search for her family was just beginning.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El lado profundo del mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,558,400, 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$13,898,649

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,121,100
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film directed by Ulu Grosbard. See more »

Goofs

When Beth pulls into the garage, a boom mic is reflected in the driver's side window. See more »

Quotes

Sam Karras: Your my brother... I missed you
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Connections

Referenced in Ghost World (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Energy
Written by Michael Knott
Performed by Bomb Bay Babies
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment
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Decent, but the book is better...
27 February 2002 | by Tisha-McGheeSee all my reviews

I think that I would have liked this movie a LOT more if I'd never read the book! If anyone of you have the chance, READ the book! Oh, it's AWESOME!!! In my opinion, the movie left out some stuff that would have made it a LOT more interesting!!! Some people seem to think that parts of the movie are unrealistic, but when you read the book and get all the detail and everything, it starts to become a lot more believable than it is in the movie. Plus, the older brother has a MUCH larger role in the book, which makes more sense than how they protrayed him in the movie. Anyway, I guess you can tell, what I'm trying to say is, READ THE BOOK!!!! :-)


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