The Deep Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte, Louis Gossett Jr., Jacqueline Bisset, Eli Wallach

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"The Deep" is Peter Benchley's 1977 successor to "Jaws," and arguably more frightening. Magnificently photographed, the film features David (Nolte) and Gail (Bisset, wearing the wettest T-shirt imaginable), on a Bermuda diving vacation. When they inadvertently discover the wreck of "The Goliath," a supply ship laden with 98,000 ampoules of morphine, word spreads to nasty drug lord Henri Cloche (Gossett). He kidnaps the pair, instructs his strongarm, "if (David's) tongue moves again, cut it," then strip searches Gail.
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When the couple enlist expert diver Romer Treece (Shaw), it becomes his movie. When the next dive reveals a 1764 treasure-laden galleon beneath The Goliath, pure adventure follows with double-crosses and creative ways to kill.

Finally, it is Gail who deduces that the older ship's "manifest" is really a queen's shopping list, any single item of which could authenticate the entire treasure. So Gale and David want this evidence, Cloche wants the morphine and Creece wants to blow up everything with a three-minute fuse. Who will get there first?

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   money/gems/treasure Water adventure?    -   Yes Water plotlets    -   Pirate attack!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   civilian sailor Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   scuba under Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation    -   Caribbean Island Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   scientific labs    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   eaten    -   drowned    -   decapitated Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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