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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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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 »


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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

Gross USA:

$73,648,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,648,142
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Thomas Jane's breakout performance. See more »

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Before, during the time and after Susan electrocutes the shark, she goes from dry to being covered in sweat from shot to shot. See more »

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Tom Scoggins: Now you see how that works? She screwed with the sharks, and now the sharks, they're screwing with us.
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Members of the shark effects team have shark-related nicknames, for example, Peter 'GreatWhite' Smith. See more »

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


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Say What
Written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Vinnie Biggs and Dennis McCarthy
Produced by Vinnie Biggs
Performed by LL Cool J
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Contains a Sample of "Bach Talk"
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Glen Campbell
Courtesy of Capitol Records
A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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The Sharks ate the plot
30 December 2006 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Deep Blue Sea is one of those films that you simply cannot take seriously or you will go out of your mind with annoyance. It seems like the film makers thought about having a plot, but then they found they could have way more fun playing with the CGI Sharks (which are pretty good actually) The conversation between the film makers probably went something like this.

'Hey i have a great idea for a story, we can breed super sharks with oversize brain capacity in the quest to find a cure for Altziemers disease'

'That sounds good, then we can have the sharks get out of control and add some action sequences'

'Yeah good idea, but lets show the scientific side first while we build the characters'

'Yeah of course we have to build the characters and set the scene, wow what's that over there; come and take a look what the special effects team have done it's brilliant'

'Wow that's really cool, lets have lots of that.'

'But what about the story and character depth'

'We could always show the sexy female lead in her underwear, i reckon that and loads of sharks and death will distract the audience enough and they'll never notice'

And so Deep Blue Sea was born, and guess what? It's actually a good laugh and has wall to wall action, sharks and blood; and oh yeah! The female lead gets down to her underwear too, SHOCKER!

Please accept my apologies for the rather corny review, but i felt it was very fitting for this movie.

6/10 By the way Yes i did enjoy it, just in case you were wondering.


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