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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?


Julianne Margulies and Ron Eldard were dating from 1991-2003, they actually were a couple during filming. They split a year after Ghost Ship premiered. See more »


When Francesca drops her dress to entice Greer, she puts her hand on the elevator shaft with her arm bent. But her arm is straight when Greer falls through her. 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 »


Featured in Around the Bend (2004) See more »


Written by Coti and Pablo Duchovny (as Pablo Luis Duchovny)
Performed by Natalia Oreiro
Courtesy of BMG U.S. Latin
Under License from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Not quite a sinking ship
29 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ghost Ship is by no means the worst horror i have ever seen in fact some parts of this film are quite entertaining, the problem seems to be some of the poor digital computer special affect that make this film look like a bit of a B Movie. Some of the affects are good expecially the opening scene where we see the crewe of the ship killed by a steel rope.The acting is ok and the characters are good so that when they are picked off one by one ,you care. There are a lot of question left unanswered though and in stages the scenes apear to have been put in any old order . If you like Horror and dont want a film you have to think about too much then i sugest you give this a go. 6 out of 10.

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