The Big Blue


The Big Blue

Overview:

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo (Jean Reno) 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 (Rosanna Arquette), a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

Votes 354 (7.6/10)

Runtime: 168 minutes

Release Date 1988-05-11

Tagline: Danger...Like Passion...Runs Deep

Production company:

  • Gaumont

Production country:

  • France
  • Italy
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Drama
  • Romance

Trailer

Further Information

Jacques Mayol
Jean-Marc Barr
Jean-Marc Barr
Enzo Molinari
Jean Reno
Jean Reno
Johana Baker
Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Dr. Laurence
Paul Shenar
Paul Shenar
Novelli
Sergio Castellitto
Sergio Castellitto
Uncle Louis
Jean Bouise
Jean Bouise
Roberto
Marc Duret
Marc Duret
Duffy
Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne
Priest
Andréas Voutsinas
Andréas Voutsinas
Bonita
Valentina Vargas
Valentina Vargas
Sally
Kimberly Beck
Kimberly Beck
Young Jacques
Bruce Guerre-Berthelot
Bruce Guerre-Berthelot
Young Enzo
Gregory Forstner
Gregory Forstner
Jacques Father
Claude Besson
Claude Besson
Alfredo
Patrick Fontana
Patrick Fontana
La Mamma
Alessandra Vazzoler
Alessandra Vazzoler
Taxi Driver in U.S.A
Paul Herman
Paul Herman
Supervisor
Geoffrey Carey
Geoffrey Carey
Noireuter
Jan Rouiller
Jan Rouiller
Franck
Pierre Semmler
Pierre Semmler
Japanese Diver
Eric Do
Eric Do
Superintendent
Pierre-Alain de Garrigues
Pierre-Alain de Garrigues
Director
Luc Besson
Luc Besson
Author
Luc Besson
Luc Besson
Author
Robert Garland
Robert Garland
Author
Marilyn Goldin
Marilyn Goldin
Director of Photography
Carlo Varini
Carlo Varini
Original Music Composer
Eric Serra
Eric Serra
Producer
Patrice Ledoux
Patrice Ledoux
Editor
Olivier Mauffroy
Olivier Mauffroy
Casting
Nathalie Cheron
Nathalie Cheron
Production Design
Dan Weil
Dan Weil
Sound Designer
Pierre Befve
Pierre Befve
Producer
Luc Besson
Luc Besson
Author
Jacques Mayol
Jacques Mayol
Author
Marc Perrier
Marc Perrier

Andres Gomez

Introspective story with a good Jean Reno and innocent Rosanna Arquette. Sound track, for those loving Eric Sierra. Not for all tastes. A little bit too long but entartaining.

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