The Big Blue

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Overview

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo (Jean Reno) are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana (Rosanna Arquette), a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

  1. Luc Besson

    Author, Director

  2. Jacques Mayol

    Author

  3. Marc Perrier

    Author

  4. Marilyn Goldin

    Author

  5. Robert Garland

    Author

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean-Marc Barr

    Jean-Marc Barr

    Jacques Mayol

  2. Jean Reno

    Jean Reno

    Enzo Molinari

  3. Rosanna Arquette

    Rosanna Arquette

    Johana Baker

  4. Paul Shenar

    Paul Shenar

    Dr. Laurence

  5. Sergio Castellitto

    Sergio Castellitto

    Novelli

  6. Jean Bouise

    Jean Bouise

    Uncle Louis

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Original Title Le Grand Bleu

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • May 11, 1988
    PG-13, Theatrical

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A review by Andres Gomez

6.5
By Andres Gomez

Introspective story with a good Jean Reno and innocent Rosanna Arquette.

Sound track, for those loving Eric Sierra. Not for all tastes. A little bit too long but entartaining.

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