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Sphere (1998)

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

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Storyline

1000 feet below the ocean, navy divers discover an object half-a-mile long. A crack team of scientists are deployed to the site in Deepsea Habitats. What they find boggles the mind as they discover a perfect metal sphere. What is the secret behind the sphere? Will they survive the mysterious 'manifestations'? Who or what is creating these? They may never live to find out. Written by Michael Hofer <fbci4@escape.ca>

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images | See all certifications »

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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Esfera  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,586,765 (USA) (16 February 1998)

Gross:

$37,020,277 (USA)
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Trivia

Many scenes, like Harry and Norman's conversation about making up the ULF report and dealing with Ted, were completely improvised. See more »

Goofs

The team needs to decompress each time that they enter the sub/ habitat module/ spaceship while scuba diving, which at 1000 ft, actually takes ~15 hrs. There is no need to decompress on board the surface ship since the sub's interior air pressure is always ~15 psi (1 atm) during the entire ascent (and descent) - as are presumably the habitat module and spaceship. See more »

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Barnes: Oh, you are a hell of a woman. I wish I knew you in the old days. Norman told me you were...
Beth: [defensive] Norman told you what?
Barnes: Let's put it this way - that if Jerry could read your mind, he'd be bored with ours!
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The opening credits are cast over an invisible sphere. See more »

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References The Abyss (1989) See more »

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LOVE FOR SALE
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Arthur Lyman
Courtesy of HiFi/Rykodisc
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Great movie
10 January 2003 | by (Edmonton, Alberta) – See all my reviews

As I've heard from other people, the first half of the movie is good, and it is. But that doesnt mean that the second half of the movie isn't just as good.

The second half is only interesting if you are patient, listen and watch carefully.

The story is really about how our society is far from utopia, regardless of how intelligent and cultured we are. It opens windows of answers to so many problems that our society is facing every day.


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