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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$439,590 (South Africa) (10 December 2004)
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Trivia

No CG was used in this movie. Director Chris Kentis fed the sharks tuna to get real feeling of the main characters being in the ocean together with the sharks. As long as they were eating the tuna they didn't harm Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis. See more »

Goofs

At the end when a search is started. The sea plane taking off has turboprop engines(Turbine Engine with propellers). The sound is of piston engines. 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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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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Performed by the group Krosfyah
By Edwin Yearwood
Published by Rahdika Publishing (bacap)
Courtesy of Cross Fire Ventures,
Barbados (c) (p) 1995
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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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