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I saw this when I was young, and I only caught the climactic ending.

  • A man is running through some sort of industrial facility. Up on a cat walk, the background has a red lit hue to it. There is some sort of meltdown or explosion pending at this facility. This man is on a tight timeline to get out.
  • Tentacles are attacking him as he goes. There is a menacing close-up of the tentacles, showing toothed rings. The tentacles are a darkish red.
  • The man escapes the facility, and the whole thing explodes. The view of the explosion reveals that the facility was beach-side.
  • This explosion was clearly part of their plan to eliminate the beast.

This is what I remember. I have a vague recollection of my father commenting on the movie, and something about a government experiment gone wrong.

I saw this live-action movie on television in the US in the mid to late 1990s. It could easily have been older, but was in color and had decent effects.

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Ok, lets have some images that match DEEP RISING, plus see that ending scene on youtube.

IMDB

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship.

Escape, tentacles: enter image description here

More of "facility": enter image description here

Some teeth in tentacles: enter image description here

Creature consumed by fire: enter image description here

Liner explosion: enter image description here

Finally our heroes reach the beach, only to find something else: enter image description here

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    Finally got a chance to watch it, this is indeed the answer.
    – Turbo
    Oct 3, 2022 at 21:25

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