Danger...Like Passion...Runs Deep
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.
Original title: Le Grand Bleu
Release date: May 10, 1988
Length: 168 min.
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 BonitaShow full cast & crew