• The Deep (1977)

The Deep

Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: February 2nd, 1999

PG |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Undersea adventure about a couple who become involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a deadly shipwreck in Bermudan waters. When they realize that the cache includes morphine, the pair enlist the help of an old treasure hunter to escape the drug dealers who hid their product amidst the sunken wreck.

Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Robert Shaw, Louis Gossett Jr., Eli Wallach, Robert Tessier, Earl Maynard, Dick Anthony Williams

Director: Peter Yates

Genres: Mystery , Adventure , Thriller

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd.

Keywords: Girlfriend, Escape, Pursuit, 1970s, Mystery, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Time Out

    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. show more

  • 50

    Robert Redford need not worry that his golden-boy throne is in danger of being usurped by the ballyhooed newcomer Nick Nolte, whose performance here never transcends the boundaries of a Salem commercial...And anyone who can't help looking beyond the action for plausibility had better stay home. You're thinking too much if you can't accept Nolte's explanation for risking life and limb underwater: "I feel things, so I do 'em." And if you persist in wondering why no policeman ever gets curious about all these strange goings-on in sleepy little Bermuda, then you're nothing but a spoilsport. [27 June 1977, p.60]

  • 50

    Efficient but rather colorless...It’s possible that inside this slick piece of engineering there is a genuinely mordant satire of human greed struggling to get out, but it never quite gets to the surface. show more

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Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
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