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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 »


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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)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of seven cinema movies made for the Sony owned Columbia Pictures / Tri-Star Pictures studios that were directed by Peter Yates. The films include Krull (1983), Suspect (1987), The Deep (1977), For Pete's Sake (1974), The Run of the Country (1995), The Dresser (1983), and Breaking Away (1979), with the latter three Yates also producing. See more »

Goofs

In scene where Nick Nolte is inside the shipwreck looking at a small school of big-eyed red fish, the fish are shown upside down, then goes to Nolte (upright), then back to the fish correctly shown upright. The first clip of the fish was apparently accidentally reversed. See more »

Quotes

Romer Treece: Hey, boy, this is "Goliath" trash! What the bastard hell were you doing diving down there?
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Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1977 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Calypso Disco
Written by Beckett (uncredited)
Sung by Beckett
Courtesy Casablanca Records
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Treasure hunt underwater, romantic music of John Barry
25 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have the movie on Video, would buy it on DVD, I have read all the other reviews and surprised nobody mentioned the great music by John Barry. The theme made it to the radio top hits in 1977 For me, the music makes this movie, together with the three main stars including Shaw, Nolte and the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset. Is there an actress today quite so stunning? Don't think so... The Deep probably did not have the impact of Peter Benchley's Jaws but I like it just as much. The music is more melodic, the warmer location Bermuda, in contrast to the cooler Cape Cod of Jaws. I always appreciate a good treasure hunt anyway, Spanish doubloons and the possibility of reef predators adds interest. Watch it just to see Bisset in skimpy scuba swimsuit... you won't be disappointed


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