The Deep

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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If Star Wars is basically a movie for people who like to play amusement arcades, then The Deep (adapted by Peter Benchley from his own novel) is the ultimate disco experience. It unerringly evokes all those misspent hours: it has sex objects for all tastes, instant fun, danger and boredom in unequal proportions, strobe-light climaxes, and Donna Summer in stereo. Furthermore, it does away with a storyline and dances on the spot for two hours, taking voodoo, buried treasure, violence and sea monsters in its stride. The Bermuda locations conjure up adverts for rum, but nothing much else has anything to do with the cinema.

Release details

Duration: 124 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Yates
Screenwriter: Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn
Cast: Jacqueline Bisset
Nick Nolte
Robert Shaw
Dick Anthony Williams
Earl Maynard
Louis Gossett
Eli Wallach

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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MARK S Wichita KS

I was 13 and this was the movie after Jaws which was the scariest movie I had seen, so I was hopefull for a good scare in this one too. I also know that when Jacqueline Bisset climbed onto the boat from getting out of the ocean, WOW!! Anyway the movie starts off well and then it gets very suspenceful. Nick Nolte did a good job in those days so long ago before his mug shot. Seems like a totally different person.Louis Gossett, one of my favorite actors, does a good job as the intense BAD GUY. Like Jaws, in this movie they spend alot of time underwater, around old sunken ships. I believe you will like this movie but its one of those movies that you need to watch without distractions because you have to pay close attention or you will miss something. So rent it, if you can find it, and ENJOY.

MARK S Wichita KS

I was 13 and this was the movie after Jaws which was the scariest movie I had seen, so I was hopefull for a good scare in this one too. I also know that when Jacqueline Bisset climbed onto the boat from getting out of the ocean, WOW!! Anyway the movie starts off well and then it gets very suspenceful. Nick Nolte did a good job in those days so long ago before his mug shot. Seems like a totally different person.Louis Gossett, one of my favorite actors, does a good job as the intense BAD GUY. Like Jaws, in this movie they spend alot of time underwater, around old sunken ships. I believe you will like this movie but its one of those movies that you need to watch without distractions because you have to pay close attention or you will miss something. So rent it, if you can find it, and ENJOY.