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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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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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$120,000 (estimated)

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$1,100,943 (USA) (8 August 2004)

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$30,610,863 (USA) (7 October 2004)
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Chris Kentis wrote the original draft of the screenplay in under six days. 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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Taken from the album "Music of the Fiji Islands"
Courtesy of Arc Music Productions International Ltd.
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Finally, back to what movies were meant to do!
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It really doesn't surprise me that some people don't like this film. After all to truly enjoy Open Water one must open their mind and think. In this day and age that hardly ever happens anymore. Most filmmakers just decide to blow things up and hope that it's enough to entertain their audiences. Society in general has become numb what with the plots just laid out in front of us never questioning or asking us to use our imaginations. Open Water is a film that asks its viewers to place themselves at the heart of the movie; to feel the desperation, the hopelessness and the absolute terrifying ordeal. And for a change the movie is shot in a way that allows the viewer to feel as if truly there. Is it Jaws? No and its not meant to be. Maybe that's where the confusion lays. Open Water is a suspenseful film, excellent at that. If you're someone who actually enjoys figuring out the movie for yourself instead of being told in the first five minutes this is the film for you. Score: A.


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