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The Deep

  • Action
  • Mystery
  • 1977
  • Peter Yates
  • 119 mins
  • 15

Summary

Adventure starring Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte. A couple's lives are put in danger when they discover a cache of drugs while diving for treasure off the coast of Bermuda.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Jacqueline Bisset in a wet T-shirt, Donna Summer's title disco hit and Jaws author Peter Benchley co-scripting from his own novel were enough to make this soggy saga a major box-office hit in the summer of 1977. With 40 per cent of his action taking place underwater in creepy depths, director Peter Yates doesn't have to do much to keep tension on an even keel, and the mean moray eel sequence is a real shocker when it arrives. But slick photography aside, the silly script about rival divers searching for shipwrecked drugs and two-dimensional characterisations from Nick Nolte, Robert Shaw and Louis Gossett succeed in sinking plausibility every time anything resembling reality threatens to surface.

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Credits

Cast

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Romer TreeceRobert Shaw
Gail BerkeJacqueline Bisset
David SandersNick Nolte
Henri ClocheLouis Gossett Jr
Adam CoffinEli Wallach
KevinRobert Tessier
RonaldEarl Maynard
SlakeDick Anthony Williams
WileyBob Minor
Harbour masterTeddy Tucker
JohnsonLee McClain
MatePeter Benchley
Young Adam CoffinPeter Wallach
Young Romer TreeceColin Shaw

Crew

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DirectorPeter Yates

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Warner Dists
Released on
1977-09-23
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Contains violence and some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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