The Deep End of the Ocean

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Overview

Beth Cappadora Michelle Pfeiffer, a photographer, is married to Pat Treat Williams, a restaurateur, and they would seem to have a perfect life in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, they have three small children that Beth takes along to her high school reunion in Chicago. While checking in at a crowded hotel lobby, her middle child, three-year-old Ben, disappears. Despite a frantic search and much media coverage, the boy is not found, and Beth soon falls apart. Nine years later, the family has only barely recovered ...
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Overview

Beth Cappadora Michelle Pfeiffer, a photographer, is married to Pat Treat Williams, a restaurateur, and they would seem to have a perfect life in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, they have three small children that Beth takes along to her high school reunion in Chicago. While checking in at a crowded hotel lobby, her middle child, three-year-old Ben, disappears. Despite a frantic search and much media coverage, the boy is not found, and Beth soon falls apart. Nine years later, the family has only barely recovered when they move to Chicago so Pat can open a restaurant with his father. A few months later, a neighborhood boy named Sam Karras Ryan Merriman knocks on the door, asking to mow the lawn. Beth notices the boy's appearance exactly matches a time-elapsed photo of Ben constructed by the police; she takes pictures of the boy and contacts both her husband and police detective Candy Bliss Whoopi Goldberg. School fingerprints of Ben and Sam match, and the boy is taken to foster care while Candy and Beth confront the father, George John Kapelos. It seems Ben was abducted by an unbalanced woman who was Beth's high school classmate; the boy was eventually adopted by George when he married "Sam's" new mother, and she later committed suicide, leaving no one to blame. Having grown up happily with George, Sam has no memories of his real parents. Now Beth and Pat must find a way to bond with Sam, and heal older brother Vincent Jonathan Jackson, who was supposed to be watching Ben at the time he disappeared, and has been suffering from guilt ever since.
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Special Features

Interactive Menus ; Making-Of Featurette ; Theatrical Trailer ; Scene Selections
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1999
  • UPC: 043396028517
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Pfeiffer Beth Cappadora
Treat Williams Pat Cappadora
Whoopi Goldberg Candy Bliss
Jonathan Jackson Vincent (age 16)
Ryan Merriman Sam
John Kapelos George Karras
Gabe Kaplan
Michael McElroy Ben
Cory Buck Vincent (age 7)
Alexa Vega Kerry (age 9)
Michael McGrady Jimmy Daugherty
Brenda Strong Ellen
Rose Gregorio Rosie
Technical Credits
Ulu Grosbard Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
John Bloom Editor
Frank Capra III Asst. Director, Executive Producer
William A. Cimino Set Decoration/Design
Dan Davis Production Designer
Susie de Santo Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Kate Guinzburg Producer
William Hiney Art Director
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Lora Kennedy Casting
Steve Nicolaides Producer
Stephen Schiff Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every Mother's Worst Nightmare

    The Deep End of the Ocean is a film that addresses issues every parent or guardian faces or fears while parenting. If you want an emotional cleansing, watch Michelle Pfeiffer come undone in this sobering, sad show about a mother trying to find her missing child. Do you know where your children are?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Movie Review, Deep End of The Ocean

    Movie Review I give Deep End of The Ocean by Jaclyn Mitchard five stars. Two negative aspects I saw in this movie was, they made Beth¿s son Vincent look too angry. Also the movie was focused too much on Ben and not the family and their problems. Two positive aspects I saw in this novel was that it was easy to understand and had a good flow to it. It also portrayed Beth like a real caring mother. I would recommend this movie to mothers and teenagers, because of the problems that Vincent had I think a lot of kids could relate to him.

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