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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 March 1999 (USA)
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

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Ulu Grosbard

Writers:

Jacquelyn Mitchard (book), Stephen Schiff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Beth
Treat Williams ... Pat
Whoopi Goldberg ... Candy
Jonathan Jackson ... Vincent (age 16)
Cory Buck Cory Buck ... Vincent (age 7)
Ryan Merriman ... Sam
Alexa PenaVega ... Kerry (age 9) (as Alexa Vega)
Michael McGrady ... Jimmy Daugherty
Brenda Strong ... Ellen
Michael McElroy Michael McElroy ... Ben
Tony Musante ... Angelo
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Rosie
John Kapelos ... George
Lucinda Jenney ... Laurie
John Roselius ... Bastokovich
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found ten years later, living in the same town. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The search for her son was over. The search for her family was just beginning.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El lado profundo del mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,558,400, 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$13,898,649

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,121,100
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Extensive rewrites and re-shoots caused the film to be delayed from its planned fall 1998 release to spring of 1999. See more »

Goofs

When Beth arrives at the hotel, she is wearing boots and socks when she exits the car, but inside the hotel she is wearing sandals See more »

Quotes

Babysitter: Sure Thing, Mrs. Cappadora.
Beth Cappadora: Mrs. Cappadora, good Christ!
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Soundtracks

The Bunny Song
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer
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Michelle Pfeiffer gives a great performance!
11 December 2016 | by davispittmanSee all my reviews

The deep end of the ocean (1999) is a very touching portrayal of a family of 5 who lose their 3 year old son Ben at a reunion. Fast forward nine years later, when they are miraculously reunited with him. Michelle Pfeiffer gives a wonderful performance here as the lead. I also really enjoyed Whoopi Goldberg as detective candy bliss. The acting is strong all around, even by the child actors. The writing is pretty good, the deep conversations between Beth and pat are well written and near perfectly acted. The movie is slightly slow in the middle, but not to the point to wanting to give up on it. The movie really is all about relationships, dealing with tragic loss as a parent, and then learning how to rebuild once what is lost is found. And in my opinion, this film does a pretty good job of showing all of those things in raw detail. Bottom line: If you are looking for a film that shows these things I have mentioned above, and is strongly acted and very dramatic, then I would suggest this to you. But if you are looking for simple escapist entertainment, then steer clear of this movie. 7/10.


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