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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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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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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)  »

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Waterworld: Mundo acuático  »

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

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$267,575 (Czech Republic)
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Trivia

Laird John Hamilton, the famous big wave rider was Kevin Costner's double for many water scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Deacon is giving his speech to the masses on the oil tanker, the whiskey bottle at the beginning is virtually empty. However, later in his speech it appears half full. 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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Crazy Credits

The globe in the Universal logo morphs into a world with the ice melted and the continents submerged. See more »

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Referenced in The Apprentice: Girls on Rollerskates (2007) See more »

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PETER GUNN THEME
Written by Henry Mancini
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lots of action, little reality
25 March 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This is an unpopular movie, and I don't see why it is so. Admittedly, it is unbelievable, but so are James Bond films. There was enough action in this one to keep thriller buffs going all the way through. Costner did a good job portraying a lonely vagabond in a crazy, violent world. Dennis Hopper, as usual, was an effective villain; he kept me laughing all the way with his insane antics, and his stupid henchmen. I have to wonder, however, if the full nude shot of the girl was really the actress I had been watching. With clothes on, she didn't look all that well endowed. Not a bad movie, really.


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