Deep Rising

Deliberate mistake: At one point during the big escape chase scene, Finnegan takes a turn and the jet-ski he and Trillian are on side-swipes a wall and it's clear that they're about to fall off. The film cuts away briefly and then we see them and they're zooming along again as though nothing happened. The scene is portrayed in real-time so there's no way they had time to spill, get back up again and build up enough speed in the time between edits. Slightly sloppy editing. (And this is not referring to the other moment in another mistake where the same thing happens when they exit the boat. It actually happens twice during the scene - that moment and this one).

Continuity mistake: When the owner of the ship is screaming, "This equipment is state of the art. Top of the line," he goes from facing the Captain behind him to facing forward, between cuts.

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Trillian St. James: What the hell are these things?
Finnegan: Real unfriendly.

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Trivia: The character of Finnegan was written with Harrison Ford in mind, but Ford passed on the project. As a result, the producers got cold feet and the budget was slashed substantially.

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Question: There is a scene where Canton says he believes the creatures were a strange offshoot of the ARCHAEA OTTOIA family. He then describes how big they get based on how deep down they are as well as what they do to their victims. Question is does the Archaea Ottoia really exist? If so is anything Canton said about it true? I tried looking for this creature in the search engine but with no luck.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: According to the DVD commentary, the monsters in the film are a combination of 3 different undersea creatures. All of them are microscopic.

Grumpy Scot
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