Deep Blue Sea

Corrected entry: In the scene where Carter and Scoggins swim down into the flooded lab, the shark attacks them and Scoggins is bitten in half. Scoggins has two left feet. (01:02:00)


Correction: If you look closely, when the shark swims away, its body bumps Scoggins' free-floating lower half which causes one of the legs to rotate roughly 180°; due to the missing hip joint.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: After Carter sedates the shark at aquatica, he could not be able to carry him by himself to the lab.


Correction: There is no time scale on the time between the shark being sedated and it arriving in the lab.

Ssiscool Premium member

Corrected entry: When McCallister cuts herself and jumps into the water, you see blood in the first shot. Then when she is swimming and wading etc., there is no sign of blood at all. (01:32:25)

Correction: As soon as she jumps into the water you can see a red pool around her, that's the blood from her hand.

Corrected entry: When the shark first smashes the glass with the gurney carrying the man who was first bitten and failed to escape in the helicopter, he releases the gurney about 50 feet away from the glass. How could the gurney maintain its speed underwater? (00:41:00)

Correction: The shark "threw" the gurney before letting go, so maybe it had enough force for it to smash like that; it didn't just let go of it.

Corrected entry: Sharks can swim quite fast (some up to 65kmph). How does Preach, wading at a relatively slow speed, escape the shark the first time he sees it? (00:51:20)

Correction: It's a massive shark, in shallow water, around tight bends for the animal. You try sprinting full pelt round a bend and you'll see why.

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, just before Saffron Burrows' character is eaten by the shark, she makes a slashing motion across her throat. This is the underwater signal for, "I'm out of air."


Correction: This has already been submitted. It wont let me delete based on duplicate entry but it's entry 142121.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: When the female doctor strips out of her wet suit to shock the shark, she grabs the flexible metal tubing and yanks it off the wall with no problem. Two problems here. It would take more than a struggle to rip that of the wall. Second, the wires should be in "non-flexible" metal tubing. (However, I am not accustomed to electrical codes for underwater oceanic bases and perhaps the code calls for flex.) Either way, though, it would be impossible for her to simply pull the wires out without much struggle.

Correction: These are both assumptions. It is unknown how well secured the flexible tubing is to the junction box or how strong Dr. McCallister is. Remember that people in extremely intense situations can muster more strength from the adrenalin rush than they could under normal circumstances. Flexible metal tubing is an acceptable alternative to non-flexible tubing; unknown why the submitter would even think that it could not be used - especially in an oceanic base operating in international waters.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When the giant glass window breaks, Samuel L. Jackson and the blonde girl are literally about a second away from being cut down by the water and glass flooding in, but from another angle they are way ahead of the water.

Correction: If you watch closely you will see that they are consistantly the same distance from the glass. There is no jumping over a huge distance.

Ssiscool Premium member

Corrected entry: Several times, the sharks swim backwards to move down a different hallway or change direction. This is an impossible feat for sharks, regardless of their intelligence.

Correction: Trying to point out factual errors in a film like this is like saying its impossible for Dinosaurs to exist in "Jurrasic Park". Its commented in the film by the characters that they shouldn't be able to do that and yet somehow they have been able to.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie when the three are preparing to exit the sinking building and float to the surface the comment is made that putting the life jackets on will cause them to float to the surface too quickly and their lungs would pop. When you watch them swim to the top, they actually swim faster than the jackets/fire extinguishers go. (01:24:30 - 01:26:50)

Correction: The fire extinguishers and life jackets were rotating and because the fire extinguishers were going off, they would not go straight up. The force from the fire extinguishers would push the jackets down or at least slow them down when it was pointed upward, and since it was rotating it would most likely go up as slow as it did.

Corrected entry: Considering the huge size of the glass window in the facility and the fact that it is so far undersea, it must surely be several inches thick and therefore able to withstand an immense amount of pressure. Yet it breaks ridiculously easily when the shark rams the lightweight gurney into it from a considerable distance. If it was that easy to break, how come the sharks never tried it before themselves, especially as later in the movie they can knock out heavy steel doors without any effort at all?"

Correction: Firstly, I don't think the window breaks ridiculously easily. First it cracks and then big lumps of thick glass start popping out before it finally shatters. Secondly, the gurney, which is designed to be suspended from a helicopter so is probably very sturdy, is propelled at the window at great speed by the sharks who seem to have the express intention of causing the window to shatter. Thirdly, the sharks learn new tricks throughout the film. Maybe they didn't know they had the strength to break the window until they tried it. When they succeeded in breaking the window, they decided to have a go at bashing in steel doors, which seemed to take a lot of effort to break as they had no tools to do it with.

Corrected entry: Am I the only one bothered by Preacher getting bitten so badly he nearly passes out from the broken leg, yet when he is either shooting at the shark and Carter, or setting the wires, he stands easily on his injured leg? At first the leg seems to inhibit him, but it must magically heal as the movie continues. (01:28:55 - 01:34:05)

Correction: It's possible that he was only bitten badly - it never says that his leg is broken. Also, if it was, he could have been balancing on his unbitten leg.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the remaining crew are climbing the maintenance shaft where the debris is falling from the elevator blocking the full way up, why doesn't the elevator itself fall? It's in a bad enough state as it is, so why does it not fall? (01:03:10)

Correction: It may have become jammed in the shaft.

Corrected entry: All winches on choppers have an emergency release in case something like the shark grabbing it happened - why didn't they use it? (00:38:30)

Correction: It was a rescue team. They would do anything to rescue Jim, and in this case things happened too fast, so the chopper was pulled without the crew being able to do anything about it. Also it would make the rescue team look bad if they just cut the wires and let Jim fall into the ocean. So I guess they stood up against a dilemma and weren't thinking straight.

Mortug Premium member

Corrected entry: If the crew acknowledges the fact that these sharks have been modified enough to possibly swim backwards, why are they so shocked when it happens?

Correction: Only Dr. McCallister knew that the sharks had been genetically altered. Everyone else just thought that they were breeding them for the protein complex which would not necessarily mean that they could swim backwards.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: They are searching for batteries for this real big flashlight and finally find some in the clock. 1. How can such small batteries provide enough energy for the flashlight? 2. How do they fit in? I'd say you need bigger batteries! (01:11:00)

Correction: They don't. The batteries come from a varity of sources, the clock provides just one (maybe 2). That is why he is looking for a sex toy, for extra batteries.

Corrected entry: Doesn't anyone watch the Weather Channel? Why was this storm a surprise to anyone? At the very least, the pilot who flew Samuel Jackson to the site would have been made aware of it before he left the airport. Also, why would a facility of this size and type not have a full-time medical provider on-site if they were going to continue to perform experiments through the weekend? Stupid from start to finish. (00:23:20 - 00:34:50)

Correction: The storm wasn't a suprise. What did the pilot care who flew Sam Jackson to the facility? That pilot was being paid by the hour for a quick turn around. The facility had sophisticated weather monitoring equipment (or at least a decent link up) as shown by many shots of the woman in the control tower who is watching the storm develop. She tells everyone in advance that there is a storm coming and they shut down the fuel pumps. The storm has no effect on the facility whatsoever, UNTIL it has been damaged by an exploding helicopter. Not stupid at all.

Corrected entry: Near the start of the movie during an underwater shot, we see a teddy bear sink like a lead weight when it would ordinarily float. (00:02:40)

Correction: It may have a weighted base so that it always sits upright.

Corrected entry: Anyone notice the shark could break through a steel door in 4 or 5 hits that's made to withstand tons of water pressure, but it takes 6 or 7 direct hits to get through a chainlink fence at the end and never succeeds? (01:29:30)

Correction: The door the shark is trying to batter down already has tons of water pressure behind it, the shark's added attempts were more than they were designed to withstand.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film when LL Cool J gets bitten by the shark around his waist why doesn't he get ripped in half like all the others did when the shark first got them? (01:00:25 - 01:27:30)

Correction: If you remember when they are climbing up the maintanence ladder and carter is trying ot save Jan she gets caught by the shark around the middle but is not killed instantly.

Revealing mistake: When the sharks first attack and bite off the man's arm - you can clearly see his arm under his shirt as he's scrambling away from the water. (00:34:10)

More mistakes in Deep Blue Sea

Russell Franklin: Just what the hell did you do to those sharks?
Dr. Susan McCallister: Their brains weren't large enough to harvest sufficient amounts of the protein complex. So we violated the Harvard Compact. Jim and I used gene therapies to increase their brain mass, a larger brain means more protein. As a side effect the sharks got smarter.
Janice Higgins: You stupid bitch!

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Trivia: In both Jaws and Deep Blue Sea there is a scene involving a license plate. In Jaws it is removed from the belly of the dead tiger shark. In Deep Blue Sea it is removed from the teeth of a tiger shark. Not only are both sharks the same but both plates are from Louisiana. The license plate number is the same in both films: 007 o 981 Exp 72-73.

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