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When two divers find themselves stranded in the ocean, getting rescued becomes the least of their worries when a frenzy of hungry sharks close in on them.

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A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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20 August 2004 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$1,100,943 (USA) (6 August 2004)

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$30,500,882 (USA) (1 October 2004)
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The school of jellyfish featured in the movie showed up on the day the crew planned to film that particular scene; it was not switched to film that scene on behalf of the jellyfish. Coincidentally, after that day, no jellyfish ever appeared on location for the whole duration of the shoot. See more »

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When Daniel and Susan are lying on the beach, and Daniel gets up to go for a swim, Chris Kentis is reflected in Susan's sunglasses. See more »

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Daniel: [on his cellphone] Hey Don. It's Daniel. Listen, don't put the boiler in until I get back. The framing inspection isn't for a couple of weeks, so we've got plenty of time. And I'll check in with you guys in a couple of days, OK? Take care. Bye.
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As the credits roll, a fisherman guts a dead shark. As he sorts through the contents of its stomach, he finds Susan and Daniel's yellow camera. See more »

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The Glad Reunion Day
Performed by Joseph Spence
Written by Adjer M. Pace
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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Open Water
3 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the movie cover of Open Water, I thought to myself OH GREAT! Another movie about sharks, what next? As I walked through the video store today, my younger brother insisted that I watch it. I thought to myself, do I really want to watch this, especially with it being about people lost at sea? So I rented it. After viewing it, I was left in a stage of sadness and could not believe what I had just seen. The plot was so turned around in the end that I was just left with my expressions still showing after viewing it. This movie was beyond an excellent thriller. It was like no other film I had ever seen before. I expected the same ending that most shark films had but it had a different ending than what I thought it would end up being. I was amazed at how unique this film was.

It is Movies like these that keep you wanting more and more of suspense.


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