Plot: 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.

Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images

Directed By: Barry Levinson

Written By: Stephen Hauser, Paul Attanasio, Kurt Wimmer and Michael Crichton (Novel)

Production: Baltimore Pictures, Constant c Productions, Punch Productions

In Theaters: February 13, 1998

Box Office: $36,976,367 (USA)

Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 45 mins.

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Dr. Norman Goodman – Dustin Hoffman
Dr. Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Halperin – Sharon Stone
Dr. Harry Adams – Samuel L. Jackson

Captain Harold C. Barnes – Peter Coyote
Dr. Ted Fielding – Liev Schreiber
Alice ‘Teeny’ Fletcher – Queen Latifah
Jane Edmunds – Marga Gómez