Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Directed by
Renny Harlin

Funded by the city fat cat Russell Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson), Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) and Jim Whitlock (Stellan Skarsgård) are scientist's whose experiments are on the verge of creating medical history, by finding a cure for the dreadful brain wasting disease, Alzheimer's.

Using mako sharks, one of nature's fastest and most perfect intelligent killing machines, Dr. McAlester hopes to find the key to the regeneration of human brain tissue. But to reach her goal, she has violated ethical codes by genetically re-engineering the DNA of the sharks, in order to maximize, and utilize their cancer fighting enzymes.

However, as a result of her unethical studies she has made them smarter, made them faster and turned them from dangerous predators into predatory monsters, putting the safety of her team in jeopardy and the eco-system facing complete annihilation should the sharks ever leave the floating lab. Aquatica.

The team soon discover that the sharks have started a frenzied attack on them. The team are now in a deadly race against time to escape and led by shark wrangler, Carter Blake (Thomas Jane) and Preacher (Cool J, LL) they try to reach the surface.

Now, having caused irreparable damage to the Aquatica, and a tropical storm slowly sinking the laboratory structure, the caged sharks are free and they are reminding us of why we shouldn't mess with Mother Nature.

Written by ,

Also known as "Alerta en lo Profundo", "Do Fundo do Mar"

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Thomas JaneThomas Jane...Carter Blake
Image for Saffron BurrowsSaffron Burrows...Dr. Susan McCallister
LL Cool J...Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley
Michael Rapaport...Tom Scoggins
Image for Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård...Jim Whitlock
Image for Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson...Russell Franklin
Jacqueline McKenzie...Janice Higgins
Aida Turturro...Brenda Kerns
Cristos...Boat Cap.
Daniel Rey...Helicopter Pilot
Valente Rodriguez...Helicopter Co-Pilot
Brent Roam...Helicopter Winch Operator
Eyal Podell...Boy
Erinn Bartlett...Girl
Dan Thiel...Kevin Crawford