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Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

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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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

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$166,142 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)

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$439,590 (South Africa) (10 December 2004)
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The two main characters are named after the actors who play them (Blanchard Ryan's full name is Susan Blanchard Ryan). See more »

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During the movie the tank caps change color, most of the time they are red but sometimes one is green or black. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Ni Sa Bula
Taken from the album "Music of the Fiji Islands"
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25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was to me more like a good piece of theater than a typical Hollywood film. If you are expecting extraordinary gigantic shark attacks this is not the movie you are looking for. Open Water is a film aimed at a realistic account of a couple left out in the ocean and the emotions, struggles, and challenges brought about by that situation. Open Water is more of a drama than a horror film. Some may find it boring because of its lack of detailed dialogue and action. It is like a Hemmingway short story. A good 80 - 90 % of the story lies between the lines and if you don't pay attention you will miss it, and be bored with the 10% you saw.


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