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Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 28 July 1995 (USA)
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

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Luke Ka'ili Jr. ...
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Anthony DeMasters ...
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Willy Petrovic ...
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Storyline

The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon. Written by Robbie Smith <robsmith@u.washington.edu>

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sea | smoker | future | water | sail | See All (78) »

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Beyond the horizon lies the secret to a new beginning.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense scenes of action violence, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Waterworld: Mundo acuático  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$88,246,220 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Costner's stunt double was washed out to sea and several extras nearly drowned. See more »

Goofs

When the seaplane is tied to the Mariner's trimaran by the harpoon cable, it is forced to fly in an ever-decreasing circle around the boat. The seaplane pilot leans out and shoots back along the fuselage, trying to sever the cable - so his line of fire is a tangent to the circle. Yet the shot hits the trimaran sail close to the Mariner - at the centre of the circle! Very bad geometry! See more »

Quotes

Enola: You're not so tough, you know that? How many people have you killed? Ten? Twenty?
Mariner: You talk a lot.
Enola: I talk a lot because you don't talk at all. Now, how many?
Mariner: Including little girls?
Enola: I'm not afraid of you. I told Helen you wouldn't be so ugly if you cut your hair.
Mariner: In fact, you talk all the time. It's like a storm when you're around!
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There are no opening credits except the title. See more »

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Referenced in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.7 (1995) See more »

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MUSIC BOX THEME
Composed by Mark Isham
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Why?
5 October 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Why, oh why, did they ever waste all that money on this appalling movie? As many people have noticed, Waterworld is a total rip-off of Mad Max II (aka The Road Warrior) - substitute water for desert, jet skis for motor bikes, etc. The ridiculous thing is that this movie was the most expensive ever made and yet was vastly inferior to the original which cost something like $3 million.

Everything that was not copied was stupid. Such as a society which is so short of food-growing land that a tiny pot plant is worth a fortune, and yet no one appears to be going hungry! Or all the trillions of tons of water which have somehow appeared out of nowhere (anyone who thinks there's that much water locked up in the polar ice caps, or that the polar ice could all be melted without MASSIVE worldwide climate changes, needs to think again). And what about a man with implanted gills, so tiny they are virtually invisible, and yet capable of extracting enough oxygen from sea water to support his body indefinitely?

If you're going to spend all that money, why not use some of it to hire script writers (and maybe even an advisor or two) who know what they're talking about?


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