Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

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The son of a sponge diver falls in love with the daughter of his father's worst enemy in this story of star-crossed lovers. Visually impressive underwater photography and a number of notable action sequences, including a climactic battle with an octopus, help distinguish this romantic drama.

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Robert Wagner
as Tony Petrakis
Terry Moore
as Gwyneth Rhys
Gilbert Roland
as Mike Petrakis
J. Carroll Naish
as Socrates 'Soc' Houlis
Richard Boone
as Thomas Rhys
Marc Krah
as Fat George
Rush Williams
as David Rhys
Jonathan Jackson
as Lt. Bryant (uncredited)
Guy Carleton
as Jamison (uncredited)
Frank Joyner
as Captain of 'Snapper' (uncredited)
Jack Pappas
as Deckhand on the 'Helios' (uncredited)
William Johnstone
as Crewman of 'Snapper' (uncredited)
Jack Burke
as Conch (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

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Audience Reviews for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

  • Oct 28, 2017
    Filmed in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida, this trinket of lurid passion concerns the ethnic and financial tensions between the local American homeboys versus the pushy, dirty, "you-know-how-they-are", immigrant Greeks ("why don't you go back to where you came from!!!"). The fight plays out over sponge diving rights at a time when Florida was where most of the sponges were. Greek Adonis boy (Wagner in curly black hair) is caught looking a little too hard at fresh as a daisy American girl (Moore, in a tight button-down shirt and tight shorts!), and you just know that that ain't gonna happen. Romeo and Juliet then in sunny Florida ... where there's a giant octopus that needs love as well ... Beneath the 12 Mile Reef!
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2013
    Beautiful underwater photography but hokey beyond belief!
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2008
    This one takes place down in Florida, near Key West, its about the sponge farmers, the Greeks vs the Conch's (Local Key Westerns) back in the day. A young Robert Wagner loses his girl to a Greek, she runs off and gets married, Dam Greeks. Anyway its a good one if you like the ole shool movies. Its in my Collection will you add it to yours.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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