The Deep End of the Ocean


The Deep End of the Ocean

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In the middle of a crowded hotel lobby Beth Cappadora looks away for a moment-and in that moment lives every parent's nightmare when her three-year-old son Ben disappears. THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN portrays the joyful and wrenching experiences of Beth and her husband Pat when Ben mysteriously and miraculously reappears nine years later, at the age of twelve, a happily adopted child with no memory of his real parents or of his troubled teenage brother Vincent.


Michelle Pfeiffer
as Beth Cappadora
Treat Williams
as Pat Cappadora
Whoopi Goldberg
as Candy Bliss
Jonathan Jackson
as Vincent (age 16)
John Kapelos
as George Karras
Cory Buck
as Vincent (age 7)
Alexa PenaVega
as Kerry (age 9)
K.K. Dodds
as Theresa
Joey Simmrin
as Schaffer
Mary Anne Summers
as Cecil Lockhart
Susie Spear
as Cheerleader
Lisa Maris
as Cheerleader
Daniel Hagen
as Hotel Manager
McNally Sagal
as Woman Cop
Frank Marocco
as Bandleader
Aison McMillian
as Desk Clerk
Wayne Duvall
as McGuire
Gerald McSorley
as Father Cleary
Mickey Swenson
as Cop Tommy/Cop No. 1
Todd Jeffries
as Cop Ricky
Steve Ireland
as Reporter
Wylie Small
as Reporter
Ana Gabriel
as Reporter
Ken Magee
as Cop No. 2
Ron Von Gober
as Police Officer
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
as Helicopter Pilot
Jim James
as Zoo Employee
Emidio Antonio
as Zoo Employee
Patricia M. Leahy
as Zoo Employee
Pete Sutton
as Community Center Volunteer
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Critic Reviews for The Deep End of the Ocean

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Audience Reviews for The Deep End of the Ocean

  • Jun 10, 2017
    Heartbreaking. I couldn't imagine what this would be like. Great movie.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2012
    This is truly a sad film, but it has its problems. Michelle Pfeiffer played an incredible performance however.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2008
    Excellent story, and very intense. Great performances from Michelle Pfeiffer. any parent should see with the notion of dont trust anyone completly when it comes to your children!
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2008
    I liked the book but this is a little too dramatic.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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