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Open Water (2003)

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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Linda (as Cristina Zenaro)
John Charles ...
Junior (as Jon Charles)
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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:

$120,000 (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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At about 48:43, you can see Daniel taking off his snorkel twice - once frontal and directly after the next snip from the left side. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Spoofs Shark Week (1987) See more »

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Yendisare Aimando
By Padaun Suara Mara
from the recording entitled "Music of Indonesia, Vol.10 Music of Biak, Ira Jaya"
Smithsonian Folkways 40426
Provided courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
1996 used by permission
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More like Theater
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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