The First 48: Deadly Dealings - Netflix
The First 48: Deadly Dealings is the 24th series in A&E's "First 48" TV series franchise. This show features updates on cases from The First 48, including all-new interviews with the detectives involved with the original cases.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The First 48: Deadly Dealings - Sphere (novel) - Netflix
Sphere is a novel written by author Michael Crichton that was published in 1987. The novel was adapted into the film Sphere in 1998. The story follows Norman Johnson, a psychologist engaged by the United States Navy, who joins a team of scientists assembled to examine a spacecraft of unknown origin discovered on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The novel begins as a science fiction story but quickly transforms into a psychological thriller, developing into an exploration of the nature of the human imagination.
The First 48: Deadly Dealings - Film - Netflix
The book was made into the film Sphere in 1998, directed by Barry Levinson, with a cast including Dustin Hoffman (Norman Johnson, renamed Norman Goodman), Samuel L. Jackson (Harry Adams), Peter Coyote (Harold Barnes), Liev Schreiber (Ted Fielding), and Sharon Stone (Beth Halpern, renamed Beth Halperin). The film largely follows the novel, although there are differences. The film received negative reviews from critics and has been described as “bombing” at the box office. Rated 12% by Rotten Tomatoes (audience score of 39%) with the consensus opinion: “Sphere features an A-level cast working with B-grade material, with a story seen previously in superior science-fiction films”. Film critic Roger Ebert described Sphere as “a watered-down take on the sci-fi classic Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, which was made into an immeasurably better film by Andrei Tarkovsky”.
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