The Big Blue (1988)

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 (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, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

  • Luc Besson

  • Luc Besson
  • Robert Garland
  • Marilyn Goldin

Release Date: 1988-05-11
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  • Country: FR, IT, US
  • Language: English | Français | Italiano
  • Runtime: 168
  • Budget: $14,390,509
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Jean-Marc Barr
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Jacques Mayol
Jean Reno
Jean Reno
Enzo Molinari
Paul Shenar
Paul Shenar
Dr. Laurence
Sergio Castellitto
Sergio Castel...
Jean Bouise
Jean Bouise
Uncle Louis
Marc Duret
Marc Duret
Andréas Voutsinas
Andréas Vouts...
Valentina Vargas
Valentina Var...
Kimberly Beck
Kimberly Beck
Bruce Guerre-Berthelot
Bruce Guerre-...
Young Jacques
Gregory Forstner
Gregory Forst...
Young Enzo
Claude Besson
Claude Besson
Jacques Father
Alessandra Vazzoler
Alessandra Va...
La Mamma
Paul Herman
Paul Herman
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Geoffrey Carey
Geoffrey Care...
Jan Rouiller
Jan Rouiller
Pierre Semmler
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Eric Do
Eric Do
Japanese Diver
Pierre-Alain de Garrigues
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