R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Duncan Kennedy was inspired to write the script after he witnessed a "horrific" shark attack on a beach near his home. The tragedy contributed to a recurring nightmare of him "being in a passageway with sharks that could read his mind". This ... ...
They're big, real big.
Carter Blake: What's that?
Tom Scoggins: The size of your brass balls!
Near the end of the movie, Carter is swimming back to the wet lab through flooded passageways. At the beginning of the swim, his left shoe is completely untied - you can see both laces floating. In the next full body shot (where his shoes show) the shoe is tied again.
Members of the shark effects team have shark-related nicknames, for example, Peter 'GreatWhite' Smith.
$19,107,643 (USA) (1 August 1999)
$73,648,142 (USA) (28 November 1999)