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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 ...
Bob Ruggiero ...
Captain (as Robert Ruggiero)
Iain Gardiner ...
Adam Bieshaar ...
Cameron Watt ...
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 USA:

$11,503,423, 27 October 2002, Wide Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The design for the "Antonia Graza" was modeled after the "Andrea Doria" (a man's name), a real-life Italian ocean liner that also met a tragic fate: it sank in the 1950s after colliding with another liner. Contrary to this fact, the "Antonia Graza" actually shows a stronger resemblance to the 'Leonardo Da Vinci', a slightly altered and larger design which replaced the Doria after she sank. See more »


The two-way radios used in various scenes show all of the crew communicating, even though the antennas shown on the radios are using different bands. Some radios have an antenna used with the 400mhz band and others with the 800mhz band. The 800mhz band is almost exclusively used with repeaters and require the radio to be within a few miles of a tower. Although 800mhz radios can be used "radio to radio" they are very expensive and would be useless on the open seas. 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 »


Love Boat Theme
Written by Charles Fox (as Charlie Fox) and Paul Williams
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The Soul Collector
11 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

The savage team of a tug is ready to rest after the transportation of a platform. When they are celebrating in a bar, the plane pilot Jack Ferriman (Desmond Harrington) offers them the chance of rescuing a passenger vessel vanished in the oceans in 1962. Captain Sean Murphy (Gabriel Byrne), Maureen Epps (Julianna Margulies) and the rest of the crew, tempted by the possibility of a great reward, decides to risk one more rescue operation before going home. Their greed leads them, of course, to a ghost ship, where they are spooked and threatened by ghosts. One of them, a little girl, shows Epps what happened to the passengers and crew during the voyage in 1962. A horrible unraveled secret will haunt the rest of the crew.

Ghost stories usually take place in a haunted house. This one is in a passenger ship. This movie is not in the same level of 'The Others', 'The Shining' or 'The Sixth Sense', but is also good film. The screenplay play has some clichés and is predictable, but the cast, direction and special effects work well. Probably, the fans of romances will not like it, but those who like a ghost story will appreciate this film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Navio Fantasma" ("Ghost Ship")

Note: On 02 June 2017, I saw this film again.

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