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The Big Blue (1988)

PG
168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
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Director
Writers
Luc Besson (story) (screenplay) | Robert Garland (screenplay) | Marilyn Goldin (screenplay) | Jacques Mayol (screenplay) | Marc Perrier (screenplay)
Composers
Bill Conti (version: US) | Éric Serra (original music) (as Eric Serra)
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Budget
FRF80,000,000
Opening weekend
$1,617,462
Gross (US & Canada)
$3,580,882
Gross (World)
$3,975,244
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Release date
Aug 19, 1988 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Jean-Marc Barr
Jacques Mayol Jacques Mayol   See fewer
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Jean Reno
Enzo Molinari Enzo Molinari   See fewer
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Paul Shenar
Dr. Laurence Dr. Laurence   See fewer
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Jean Bouise
Uncle Louis Uncle Louis   See fewer
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Marc Duret
Roberto Roberto   See fewer
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Andréas Voutsinas
Priest (as Andreas Voutsinas) Priest (as Andreas Voutsinas)   See fewer
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Kimberly Beck
Sally (as Kimberley Beck) Sally (as Kimberley Beck)   See fewer
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Patrick Fontana
Alfredo Alfredo   See fewer
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Alessandra Vazzoler
La Mamma La Mamma   See fewer
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Geoffrey Carey
Supervisor (as Geoffroy Carey) Supervisor (as Geoffroy Carey)   See fewer
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Bruce Guerre-Berthelot
Young Jacques Young Jacques   See fewer
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Gregory Forstner
Young Enzo Young Enzo   See fewer
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Claude Besson
Jacques' Father Jacques' Father   See fewer
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Marika Gevaudan
Angelica Angelica   See fewer
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Jan Rouiller
Noireuter Noireuter   See fewer
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Pierre Semmler
Franck (as Peter Semler) Franck (as Peter Semler)   See fewer
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Jacques Lévy
Doctor (as Jacques Levy) Doctor (as Jacques Levy)   See fewer
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Eric Do
Japanese Diver Japanese Diver   See fewer
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André Germe
Philippino Diver (as Andre Germe) Philippino Diver (as Andre Germe)   See fewer
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Ronald Teuhi
Tahitian Diver Tahitian Diver   See fewer
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Franco Diogene
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Constantin Alexandrov
Dolphin Trainer Dolphin Trainer   See fewer
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Pierre-Alain de Garrigues
Superintendent (as Pierre-Alain De Garrigues) Superintendent (as Pierre-Alain De Garrigues)   See fewer
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Claude Robin
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Paul Herman
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Nicolas Maltos
Diving Coordinator on Platform Diving Coordinator on Platform   See fewer
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Marc Planceon
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
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Luc Besson
Blond Diver (uncredited) Blond Diver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Valentina Castellani
Lady in elevator (uncredited) Lady in elevator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christian Gazio
Plongeur coinçé (uncredited) Plongeur coinçé (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chico Scimone
Andre Bonnet (uncredited) Andre Bonnet (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 45,145 votes