1998 - 132 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: February 13, 1998
Baltimore Pictures, Constant c Productions, Punch Productions
Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $18,586,765 (USA) (2,814 Screens)


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.


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





Director - Barry Levinson

Writing credits

Screenplay - Stephen Hauser
Screenplay - Paul Attanasio
Novel - Michael Crichton
Writer - Kurt Wimmer (Adaptation)


Associate producer - Patricia Churchill
Producer - Michael Crichton
Executive producer - Peter Giuliano
Producer - Barry Levinson
Producer - Andrew Wald