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Tony Maylam directed this adrenaline-soaked 1992 action drama set in a futuristic London. It is far enough in the future that industry has wreaked havoc on the climate, causing the sea levels to rise dramatically. As a result of this, many cities, including London, are partially underwater. Hence, in addition to dealing with the crime brought on by desperate people living in an apocalyptic dystopia, law enforcement also has to fight off fearsome creatures from the deep - and they'd better be good swimmers!

Harley Stone is a police officer trying to navigate this disturbing new world. He is deeply troubled by the death of his former partner, who was killed by a ferocious sea monster. Not only is the creature haunting his darkest dreams, but it has a vendetta against him. Harley must team up with the intrepid Michelle in order to evade the creature long enough to plot a retaliation. In the meantime, he will have to face many other challenges, all of them dangerous.

This bleak setting offers an ideal opportunity to combine genres as crime, adventure and horror blend together. Part undersea adventure and part gritty detective drama, the film is designed with men in mind and may be best suited to late-night viewing. Special effects have progressed significantly since this movie was made, so parts of the film look very rough, while the dialogue is intentionally clunky. The result is a movie ideal for a teenage boys' sleepover or some other occasion where male bonding and silliness are encouraged.

| 1992 | 1 hr 30 min | 6.2/10
Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard
Tony Maylam, Ian Sharp
Produced By
Laura Gregory

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