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I'm the world champion free-diver. Some people say, the most virile sport in the world.
The Big Blue (French: Le Grand Bleu) is a 1988 English-language film made by French director Luc Besson. The film stars Jean-Marc Barr, Rosanna Arquette, Jean Reno and depicts a fictionalized account of the sporting rivalry between two famed free divers.
Le Grand Bleu was released in France on May 11, 1988 and in the United States August 22, 1988. It was released in the United States under the name The Big Blue. Luc Besson was initially unsure of whom to cast in the main role of Jacques Mayol. He initially offered the role to Christopher Lambert and Mickey Rourke and even considered himself for the role until someone suggested Jean-Marc Barr. Besson has a cameo appearance as one of the divers in the film. Le Grand Bleu was the most financially successful French film of the 1980s gaining 9,193,873 admissions in France alone and played in French theaters for a year. The film was also a modest Box Office hit in the US grossing $3,580,882.
The film charts the competition and friendship of...