Deep Rising is a 1998 action horror film about a cruise ship in the South China Sea that gets invaded by giant, blood-thirsty deep sea worms. Soldier of fortune John Finnegan (Treat Williams) gets more than he bargains for when he and his engineer Joey "Tooch" Pantucci (Kevin J.O'Connor) transport a group of mercenaries, lead by Hanover (Wes Studi), to an unknown destination. After Finnegan's boat is damaged, he, Tooch and the mercenaries board the cruise ship, which turns out to be the intended target of a mass robbery. They run into the only remaining survivors: Trillian (Famke Janssen), a thief who was held in the cooler before the mayhem broke out, Captain Atherton (Derrick O'Connor) and ship owner Simon Canton (Anthony Heald). The horrible fate met by the passengers is soon revealed. After getting picked off one by one, the group soon realizes they must rely on each other if they want to survive.