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.
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
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A French science fiction graphic novel called Aquablue, created in 1988 by writer Thierry Cailleteau, explores very similar themes as this movie, although it's set in the future where mankind can traverse space, and it takes place not on Earth, but on a hostile water planet called Aquablue where a survivor from a crashed space cruiser and his robot must survive. See more »
The size of the anchor that Mariner uses to slide down the cable. See more »
[after painting a ball bearing in the Deacon's eye socket to look like a real one]
Well? How's it look?
[the other smokers say, "not bad," "not bad at all", etc]
I-I like it better than your real eye.
[One smoker says, "much better," to general agreement]
What do you say, Toby? The truth.
Looks like shit.
That's why I love children: no guile.
[after looking at his new eye in a mirror]
It does look like shit.
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There are no opening credits except the title. See more »
Underrated action movie with some very funny scenes
There is no point going through this film and trying to make all the science fit. The scientific fact has been stretched to breaking point. I found this a very enjoyable experience with some of the best comic strip bad guys in any movie. Costner plays a likable, although traditional, nomadic hero taking care of no 1. Fortunately, there isn't really a love element in the film to spoil it too much. This film has numerous memorable scenes that verge on the hysterical including the oars coming out of the oil tanker, the dropping of the match into the oil tanker and Costner's bungie jump to save the girl. Great stuff. I can't wait for the producers to make a sequel.
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