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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Roger Holzberg (written by) and
Tim Cahill (written by)
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Release Date:
February 1995 (USA) See more »
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A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Excellent documentary for everyone ((spoilers?)) See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Meryl Streep ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Connor ... Herself (Monterey) (as Dr. Judith Connor)
William Hamner ... Himself (Palau) (as Dr. William Hamner)
Rainos M. Hayes ... Himself (Hawaii)
Steven K. Katona ... Himself (Maine)
Richard Marsh ... Himself (Hawaii)
Laura Martin ... Herself (Palau researcher)
Stephanie K. Martin ... Herself (Maine)
James A.R. McFarlane ... Himself (Monterey)
Bruce Robison ... Himself (deep ocean research, Monterey) (as Dr. Bruce H. Robison)
Jennifer Rock ... Herself (Maine)

Marty Thomas ... Himself (Hawaii)
Francis Toribiong ... Himself (Palau native)
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Directed by
Greg MacGillivray 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Roger Holzberg (written by) and
Tim Cahill (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Judson .... creative co-producer
David Keighley .... producer
Alec Lorimore .... producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sting 
 
Cinematography by
Greg MacGillivray (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
 
Production Design by
Thomas A. Walsh 
 
Art Department
Thomas A. Walsh .... art director: Mbari
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound effects: Weddington Productions
William Freesh .... sound mixer: EFX Systems (as Bill Freesh)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects: Weddington Productions (as Mark Mangini)
Ken Teaney .... sound mixer: EFX Systems
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Drnec .... motion control
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor: Imagica USA
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John-Paul Beeghly .... assistant camera
Gay Browning .... assistant camera
Bob Cranston .... assistant camera
Chuck Davis .... underwater photographer: Mbari
Tim Drnec .... assistant camera
Steve Ford .... assistant camera
Pat Gilluly .... gaffer
Howard Hall .... underwater cinematographer: Palau
Scott Hering .... assistant camera (as Scott Herring)
Manny Hernandez .... grip
Timothy Housel .... cinematographer: surfing aerials
Don King .... cinematographer: surfing water scenes
Charles Nicklin .... photographer (whale photography) (as Chuck Nicklin)
Brad Ohlund .... camera and technology supervisor
Brad Ohlund .... camera operator
Brad Ohlund .... cinematographer: Coast Guard aerials, Maine whales
Lee Parker .... gaffer
John Stoneman .... photographer: whale photography
Jack Tankard .... camera operator
Mark Thurlow .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Dan Muscarella .... timing
 
Editorial Department
Lisa Butala .... apprentice editor
Myles Connolly .... first assistant editor
David Fanning .... editorial consultant
Ralph Milliken .... post-production consultant: David Keighley Productions Ltd.
Matthew Muller .... post-production coordinator
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
John W. Parsons .... negative cutter: 70mm Inc. (as John Parsons)
Scott Price .... post-production consultant: David Keighley Productions Ltd.
Taj J. Teffaha .... second assistant editor (as Taj Teffaha)
Robert Walker .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alan Deremo .... musician
Terry Nelson .... music mixer
Steve Wood .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Kathy Almon .... unit production coordinator
Bob Ballard .... academic advisor: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (as Dr. Robert Ballard)
Jo Ann Carlson .... production personnel
Kalani Ching .... helicopter pilot
Jeanette D. Connolly .... production personnel (as Jeanette Connolly)
William Dean .... local production assistant
William Dean .... location scout
Debbie Fogel .... production personnel
Harry Hauss .... helicopter pilot (as Harry Haus)
Alison Logan .... production coordinator
Milton Love .... science advisor (as Dr. Milton Love)
Cheryl Real .... production personnel
Jennifer Saitz .... science advisor
John Stoneman .... director: whale photography
Jack Tankard .... technology development supervisor
 
Thanks
Kathy Addington .... special thanks: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Mimi Drummond .... special thanks: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Alan Gibby .... special thanks: Dynocomm Productions
Julie Packard .... special thanks: Monterey Bay Aquarium
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent documentary for everyone ((spoilers?)), 16 June 2006
Author: hrsimon from United States

I picked this up at our library because it looked slightly interesting, and we're going on a beach vacation soon. ...WOW! It is so good!! I've watched it three times now, and took it to a get-together for other family members to watch it, and they all really enjoyed it as well, especially "The Making Of" segment. Our 2-yo was mesmerized, and we all appreciated the very unique, entertaining, beautiful footage. It was originally shot for IMAX theaters, which must have been perfect! I recommend watching it on the biggest screen possible, with the lights out.

Our favorite parts...

Time-lapsed footage of 30-foot tides in Canada: watch the harbor drain until the big boats are sitting on mud, then it fills back up again!

Sped-up footage of boats zipping across the water, people on the beach: humorous.

Surfers and huge waves in Hawaii: really captures the feeling of surfing, and their passion for the ocean.

Coast Guard boat jumping and crashing through enormous waves at Cape Disappointment.

The music by Sting, with tweaked instrumentals, really fits!

Islander Dad with his two kids in a speed boat, cruising at high speeds under rock formations, and skimming the beautiful shores.

The fact that there were no actors, just real people like the dad, and a woman's first time snorkeling with jellyfish and descending into poisonous depths of a salt-water lake.

THE MAKING OF... where the producers talk about difficulties they had with different shots, dangers they faced in several scenes, cost of production, orchestrating the soundtrack, and reason for making this film.

Their reason for making this film, for putting their heart and soul into it, was in the hopes that people who watch it will fall in love with the sea, and therefore want to protect it. As they said, "there is only one ocean," and it encompasses such a majority of the earth that no matter where we live, "we are all islanders."

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