The Big Blue (1988)

PG-13 08/19/1988 (US) DramaRomanceAdventure 2h 48m
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Danger...Like Passion...Runs Deep


Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo 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. 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, 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

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Marc Perrier


  3. Marilyn Goldin


  4. Robert Garland


  5. Jacques Mayol


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  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


  6. Jean Bouise

    Jean Bouise

    Uncle Louis

  7. Marc Duret

    Marc Duret


  8. Griffin Dunne

    Griffin Dunne


  9. Valentina Vargas

    Valentina Vargas


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The Big Blue
The Big Blue

Original Title Le Grand Bleu

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget $14,390,509.00

Revenue -


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