Release date:1998

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium


Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Barry Levinson; Warner Bros.; based on the Michael Crichton novel; science fiction; psychological drama about a group of scientists who go to the bottom of the sea to explore an alien spacecraft that crashed into the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1709; delicate golden-orange sea nettle jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium stood in for terrifying killers; jellies filmed at the aquarium's Outer Bay galleries by a film crew that came down from Vallejo, where the sets for "Sphere" were created in huge drydocks at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyards on San Francisco Bay.