Trivia / Deep Rising

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $45 million. Box office, $11 million.
  • Dueling Movies:
    • With Alien: Resurrection. They came out from within a year of each other, and featured very similar plots.
    • As did Virus, the year after.
  • The Other Marty: Claire Forlani was cast as Trillian, but dropped out three days into filming citing Creative Differences with the director, and Famke Janssen eventually took her place.
  • Trailers Always Lie: The trailers depict it as a standard monster movie. There's a lot more to it than that.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Disney was really bad about this in the trailer and video cover. The trailer basically shows you nearly all of the second half (despite the fact that you could have cut a really good trailer with just the first act) while the video cover depicts the film's climax. In all fairness, the cover looked so over the top, one could be excused for assuming it was just poster art and not actually a scene from the movie.
  • What Could Have Been: At one point, Harrison Ford was approached for the role of Finnegan. He declined, and the production budget was subsequently downsized.