Far below the surface in the mid-Pacific, U. S. officials have isolated what may be the greatest discovery in human history. They've found a huge spacecraft that plunged into the depths 300 years ago. What is the spacecrafts' origins? After three centuries, could there still be living intelligence aboard? Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson portray members of an elite underwater team charged with finding the answers in Sphere, the deep-water, deep-suspense science-fiction adventure directed by Barry Levinson and based on the bestseller by Michael Crichton. From it's tense forays into a submerged world to it's progressive layering of eerie events, Sphere shapes a new dimension in thrills. And it brings the underwater squad face to face with a mysterious terror as new as their own thoughts.