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Genre: Horror
Photography: Color
Running Time: 105 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 28, 1999
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Written by: Duncan Kennedy
Donna Powers
Wayne Powers
Starring: Saffron Burrows
Thomas Jane
LL Cool J
Jacqueline McKenzie
Michael Rapaport
Stellan Skarsgård
Samuel L. Jackson
Next film: Deep Blue Sea 2

Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction, horror, thriller film directed by Renny Harlin. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson.


On an island research facility, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) is harvesting the brain tissue of DNA-altered sharks as a possible cure for Alzheimer's disease. When the facility's backers send an executive (Samuel L. Jackson) to investigate the experiments, a routine procedure goes awry and a shark starts attacking the researchers. Now, with sharks outnumbering their human captors, McAlester and her team must figure out a way to stop them from escaping to the ocean and breeding.

Why It Rocks

  1. The plot is decent and is even more frightening than the plots of Jaws and Jaws 2 put together.
  2. The shark action is EVEN more terrifying, violent, and even more frightening to the audience than most past shark movies had.
  3. Good pacing.
  4. A very hilarious scene where Russell Franklin gets unexpectedly eaten by a shark, surprisingly.
  5. Awesome action sequences.
  6. Great acting, especially for Samuel L. Jackson.
  7. The soundtrack is FULL of terrifying and amazing music that was performed by Trevor Rabin.
  8. Instead of copying the whole plot of Jaws, the characters used the factory research facility instead of having a place near the shore.

Bad Qualities

  1. Even though it can be like by shark movies and Jaws fans of the series, it's not really all that appealing to newcomers, making them hard to get into it.
  2. Not for the easily offended.
  3. The CGI effects for the sharks weren't aged well.


The film received mixed reviews from critics, holding a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes while Metacritic scores a 54/100 "Mixed or average" reviews" . Retrospectively, Deep Blue Sea has been regarded as the most successful shark film, especially within a limited genre that has been dominated by Steven Spielberg's 1975 thriller Jaws.


  1. Originally, In the deleted scene where Susan McCallister supposed to survive at near the end of the film, But it was changed to Susan's death.