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Ghost Ship (2002)

R | | Horror | 25 October 2002 (USA)
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A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen.



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Complete credited cast:
Boris Brkic ...
Chief Steward
Bob Ruggiero ...
Captain (as Robert Ruggiero)
Iain Gardiner ...
Adam Bieshaar ...
First Officer
Cameron Watt ...
Second Officer
Friendly Officer


After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. Written by EliMai

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chimera  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,503,423 (USA) (25 October 2002)


$30,079,316 (USA) (17 January 2003)

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Did You Know?


The opening floor deck sequence of the film where everyone is severed in the torso area by a cable, was originally conceived to be that everyone was decapitated, but the studio didn't like the idea. See more »


In the first scene, Francesca sings "Senza Fine" through once and then begins to sing it over again. When she sings "Cio che abbiamo gia vissuto senza fine" her next line should be "Tu sei un attimo senza fine," but instead she sings "Tu per me sei..." before the song is cut off. The first of several lines that begin with those words comes several lines later in the song. See more »


[first lines]
Greer: I can't hold her much longer, Murph. Port bow is heeling. She's taking on way too much water.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 60s style logo. All this ties into the infamous cruise ship opening. See more »


Referenced in SOS: The Bunnyguards on Board (2005) See more »


Love Boat Theme
Written by Charles Fox (as Charlie Fox) and Paul Williams
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User Reviews

forget that cruise you always wanted!
21 January 2004 | by (Manchester, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This films best bits are in the special effects and those moments when you jump out of your seat. The opening sequence lulls you into a false sense of calm, from then on its guess the scenario. The viewer is always two steps ahead of the actors but, for the most, grips you nevertheless. The special effects are especially good and the acting, although no top-notch stars are evident, is not bad. The end is a real twist. Better to watch this than many others I could mention, certainly worth the video rental and a pizza.

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