It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we recommend some quality viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s The Deep.
The success of Jaws in 1975 fast-tracked another Peter Benchley novel to the screen, The Deep, complete with sharks, another salty performance from Robert Shaw, sun-kissed Bermuda (and Australian) locations, a theme song by Donna Summer, and ample escapist thrills.
After discovering a sunken stash of morphine ampoules in a shipwreck off the coast of Bermuda, amateur treasure hunters Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset are menaced by a local drug lord (Louis Gossett Jr.), Haitian voodoo and a voracious moray eel. The stakes are raised even higher with a fortune in antique jewellery up for grabs.
Four reasons why The Deep rocks:
1. Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte in their prime.
2. Robert Shaw basically reprising Quint.
3. The elevator sequence.
4. The moray eel gets a meal!
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.