Deep Blue Sea (1999)

R   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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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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  • Saffron Burrows at an event for Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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Did You Know?


The seaplane that Susan and Franklin fly to Aquatica in is a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.


Carter Blake: What is the precise structural failure limit for Aquatica?
Tom Scoggins: 3200 tons


When Preacher is leaving his "legacy", the distance he holds the camera from his face changes between shots.

Crazy Credits

Members of the shark effects team have shark-related nicknames, for example, Peter 'GreatWhite' Smith.

Alternate Versions

SPOILER:In a test screening one month before the film's opening, the ending had Susan () escaping the shark at the end and saving the day with the spear gun. Audiences booed that ending, and sure enough, it came out with Susan getting eaten and Preacher () saving the day. You can actually tell that some of the final shots were three-shots, with empty space where Burrows would have been. Sometimes 's eye-line looks like it should go to her. She's been digitally erased.


Deepest Bluest (Shark's Fin)
Written by
LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Timothy 'China Black' Hom (as Timothy Hom) and Ralph Roundtree
Produced by Timothy 'China Black' Hom and Ralph Roundtree
Co-Produced by Trevor Rabin
Performed by LL Cool J
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller


Release Date:

28 July 1999


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

Filming Locations

Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,107,643 (USA) (1 August 1999)


$73,648,142 (USA) (28 November 1999)

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