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Guilty Pleasures

deep blue sea (1999)

Smart sharks. Period.

Deep Blue Sea poster

Renny Harlin

Duncan Kennedy
Donna Powers
Wayne Powers

Stephen Windon

Thomas Jane
Saffron Burrows
Samuel L. Jackson
Michael Rapaport
Stellan Skarsgard
LL Cool J


This film is so much fun to watch. It starts out as a typical mutant animal movie, but it has a few surprises up its sleeve - it doesn't follow conventional guidelines.

Let's put it this way - I was watching the film for the first time in the video store where I worked part time. When we got to the first surprise, we all looked at each other, rewound the film, and watched it again. We were all impressed.

LL Cool J makes the film. Without him and his parrot as comic relief, it wouldn't be nearly so good. This is one of those films to watch when you want to be surprised, but don't want to have to think.


Preacher with his parrot.Aquatica the lab - very cool setup.
LL Cool J and his parrot. He is the main reason I love this film so much - he makes the film. Every scene with him rocks.
Smart sharks. Very cool.
Shark cam.

Carter swimming with the sharks FAVORITE MOMENTS

The biting off of the arm.
The helicopter crashing while trying to take the head scientist to the mainland.
The sharks breaking the glass. Fantastic.
The shark attack in the kitchen. This cracks me up.
Franklin's big speech about the avalanche - I won't spoil it for you.
Hmmm, shark below; fire above - where can I go? The maintenance ladder well - the shark circling below, fire above.
Preacher's video legacy.
Preacher's prayer before the 3 of them attempt to escape.


You're the guy that got caught in that avalanche right? Like Black men don't have enough ways to get killed without climbing up some stupid ass mountain in the middle of God's nowhere. You need to leave that to the white folks, brother. - Preacher
So, here's the riddle: What does an 8000 pound Maco shark with a brain the size of a flat head V8 engine and no natural predators think about? - Franklin
Oh, I'm done. Brothers never make it out of situations like this. Not ever. - Preacher Trying to finish off the shark
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, because I carry a big stick and I'm the meanest motherfucker in the valley. Two sharks down, Lord, one demon fish to go. Can I get an Amen? - Preacher