Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn Mitchard's best-selling novel (an Oprah book club selection), the movie effectively presents the troubling dynamics that exist between family members who've suffered such an unsettling loss.

  1. Jacquelyn Mitchard


  2. Ulu Grosbard


  3. Stephen Schiff


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Beth Cappadora

  2. Treat Williams

    Treat Williams

    Pat Cappadora

  3. Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Candy Bliss

  4. Jonathan Jackson

    Jonathan Jackson

    Vincent Cappadora - Age 16

  5. Cory Buck

    Vincent Cappadora - Age 7

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The Deep End of the Ocean
The Deep End of the Ocean


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Status Released

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  • March 12, 1999


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget $38,000,000.00

Revenue $28,121,100.00

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