Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte starred as Gail Berke and David Sanders, a couple of treasure-seekers who became entangled in voodoo and drug smuggling off the coast of Bermuda.
With 40% of his action taking place underwater in creepy depths, director Peter Yates didn’t have to do much to keep tension on an even keel, and the mean moray eel sequence was a real shocker.
Slick photography aside, the silly script about rival divers searching for shipwrecked drugs and two-dimensional characterisations from Nolte, Robert Shaw (as a grumpy seafarer called Romer Treece who lives in a converted Lighthouse) and Louis Gossett Jr (as local crime lord Henri Cloche) succeeded in sinking plausibility every time anything resembling reality threatened to surface.
Louis Gossett Jr
Dick Anthony Williams
Young Adam Coffin
Young Romer Treece