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Deep Rising is a 1998 motion picture written and directed by Stephen Sommers. Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director. ...


Overview

The movie describes the maiden voyage of a new cruise liner, the world's most expensive and luxurious. Early on the ship is apparently boarded by a mysterious and unseen attacker or attackers. We then switch to a small ship owned and piloted by John Finnegan (Treat Williams) and his two associates Joey 'Tooch' Pantucci (Kevin J. O'Connor) and Leila (Una Damon). Finnegan has been chartered by a group of mercenaries to take them to an unspecified rendezous in the ocean, which turns out to be the liner. The mercenaries plan to rob the ship and its wealthy customers, then sink the ship and split the insurance with the ships owner. They are armed with a chinese gun that is a combination of a gatling gun and an AK 47 that never seems to run out of ammo. Legend of the Seas moored at San Diego, California A cruise ship, or less commonly cruise liner, is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the amenities of the ship are considered an essential part of the experience. ... Richard Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor. ...


On arrival, it is discovered that the entire crew and all passengers are missing. The mercenaries investigate the ship, discovering survivors including Trillion (Famke Janssen), a theif who was imprisoned prior to the attack, and Simon Canton (Anthony Heald), the owner of the ship. They reveal that the ship is infested with gigantic worm-like creatures which have devoured the crew. The remainder of the movie is largely taken up with the survivor's attempts to avoid the creatures - which are later found to be appendages of a single gigantic creature - and escape the ship, only to end up on an island infested with the creatures. Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond film GoldenEye Famke Janssen (born November 5, 1965) is an actress. ...


Deep Rising is notable for its blend of very gory horror - including scenes of still-living half-digested victims of the creature - special effects and comedy, most provided by the Joey Pantucci character. In one typical scene many of the characters are riding an elevator which the creature attacks, resulting in various crashing noises outside. As the terrified occupants stare at the crumpled walls and ask what the noise is, Joey comments that it's The Girl From Ipanema, in reference to the elevator music which has been playing in the background throughout. This scene has been imitated in several other movies. The Girl from Ipanema (A Garota de Ipanema) is considered the best-known bossa nova song ever written, and was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s. ... Elevator music, also known as piped music or Muzak, refers to the gentle, bland arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), and, of course, elevators. ...


Trivia

Trillian St. James was originally to be played by Claire Forlani. She departed the project after three days of filming due to creative differences with Stephen Sommers. Claire Forlani Claire Forlani (born July 1, 1972) is a British actress. ...


The Trillian character is named for the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy character Tricia McMillan, who was nicknamed Trillian. The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ...


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Deep Rising: (Jerry Goldsmith) Sometimes I get the feeling that a composer becomes so accustomed to writing a certain type of score that it becomes second nature to him...
Deep Rising is B-movie action music at its best, but if you want the best of Goldsmith's action scores, Rambo and Total Recall are light years beyond this.
Deep Rising (Jerry Goldsmith) Deep Rising is one of those soundtracks that you would go listen to at a record store, which is what I did instead of just having the pleasure of bringing it home and then having to return it.
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