The Deep

"Is anything worth the terror of ... The Deep."

The Deep was directed by Peter Yates and was written by Peter Benchley. It has an all-star cast that includes: Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Shaw, Eli Wallach, Robert Tessier, Isabella Farnese and Louis Gossett, Jr. American David Sanders and his British girlfriend Gail Berke, have decided to get away for a while to rebuild their relationship. They have chosen to set sail for Bermuda and scuba-dive near the various shipwrecks that are there. On one of their dives they discover quite a few artifacts, which include an ampule with the contents still intact and a medallion with the image of a woman and the date of 1714. Engraved on the medallion are also the letters O.P.N.S.C. which stands for ora pro nobis, Santa Clara.

Not quite sure on what they have found, David and Gail bring their new found treasure to Romer Treece, a lighthouse keeper who in his spare time is also a treasure hunter. Through research they discovery that the medallion was made for a noblewoman by the King of Spain but the ampule was from a World War II ship. The Goliath was carrying a load of ammunition and medical supplies when it sank. The ampule actually contains liquid morphine.

David is interested in finding more of the treasures from the Spanish ship that sunk but their discovery has been overheard by others and has been brought to the attention of the local drug kingpin and he wants to retrieve the millions of dollars of morphine that has been uncovered. It is believed that a recent storm has unearthed these treasures but the Goliath is considered a no dive zone because of the deadly explosives that are still on the sunken ship.

Now that the attention has been brought to the wrecks, there are various people who want to claim the treasures but greed and power becomes two of the biggest factors in this treasure hunt. As the conflict escalates Haitian black magic, corruption, terror and death are also uncovered.

PG
| 1977 | 2 min | 6.2/10
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