The Big Blue (1988)


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.

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Movie Score: 7.6/10 from 486 votes
Release Date: 1988-05-11
Status: Released
Run time: 168 min / 2:48
Production Studio : Gaumont
Production Countries: France, Italy, United States of America
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The Big Blue Casts

Jean-Marc Barr
as Jacques Mayol
Jean Reno
as Enzo Molinari
Rosanna Arquette
as Johana Baker
Paul Shenar
as Dr. Laurence
Sergio Castellitto
as Novelli
Jean Bouise
as Uncle Louis
Marc Duret
as Roberto
Griffin Dunne
as Duffy
Andréas Voutsinas
as Priest
Valentina Vargas
as Bonita
Kimberly Beck
as Sally
Bruce Guerre-Berthelot
as Young Jacques
Gregory Forstner
as Young Enzo
Claude Besson
as Jacques Father
Patrick Fontana
as Alfredo
Alessandra Vazzoler
as La Mamma
Paul Herman
as Taxi Driver in U.S.A
Geoffrey Carey
as Supervisor
Jan Rouiller
as Noireuter
Pierre Semmler
as Franck
Eric Do
as Japanese Diver
Pierre-Alain de Garrigues
as Superintendent

The Big Blue Crew

Directing Luc Besson Director
Writing Luc Besson Author
Writing Robert Garland Author
Writing Marilyn Goldin Author
Camera Carlo Varini Director of Photography
Sound Eric Serra Original Music Composer
Production Patrice Ledoux Producer
Editing Olivier Mauffroy Editor
Production Nathalie Cheron Casting
Art Dan Weil Production Design
Sound Pierre Befve Sound Designer
Production Luc Besson Producer
Writing Jacques Mayol Author
Writing Marc Perrier Author