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Open Water -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Chris Kentis (written by)
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Release Date:
20 August 2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Drifting into theaters this summer. See more »
Plot:
Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If you are HUMAN, you will feel this movie See more (907 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Blanchard Ryan ... Susan

Daniel Travis ... Daniel
Saul Stein ... Seth
Michael E. Williamson ... Davis (as Michael Williamson)
Cristina Zenato ... Linda (as Cristina Zenaro)
John Charles ... Junior (as Jon Charles)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Estelle Lau ... Estelle (uncredited)

Steve Lemme ... Scuba Diver (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Kentis 
 
Writing credits
Chris Kentis (written by)

Produced by
Estelle Lau .... associate producer
Laura Lau .... producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Kentis (shot by)
Laura Lau (shot by)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Kentis 
 
Sound Department
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Mete .... sound effects designer
Jon Mete .... sound effects editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Ozanich .... sound designer
Tom Ozanich .... sound effects editor
Holger M. Thiele .... sound mastering engineer: re-mix & master
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects designer
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
David Barbee .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Bires .... audio engineer (uncredited)
Matt Colleran .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Victor Ray Ennis .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Glueck .... audio engineer (uncredited)
Kenneth L. Johnson .... foley editor (uncredited)
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (uncredited)
Stefanie Melchor .... additional sound (uncredited)
James Moriana .... foley artist (uncredited)
Lucy Sustar .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (uncredited)
David Young .... audio engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Haven Cousins .... compositor
 
Editorial Department
Haven Cousins .... lead colorist
Thomas Edmon .... digital intermediate supervisor (as Tom Edmon)
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Robert Luttrell .... digital color timer
Matt Woo .... digital intermediate technician (as Matthew Woo)
Richard Haylock .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Corey Michael Lincoln .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Neil Murphy .... film recordist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nathan Barr .... composer: additional music
Mark Curry .... score mixer
Joel C. High .... music executive
Ashley Revell .... music editor
 
Other crew
Peter Block .... acquisitions executive
Stuart Cove .... shark wrangler
Robert Luttrell .... digital film timer
Pascual Romero .... publicity and promotions
David E. Russo .... programmer
 
Thanks
Joel C. High .... thanks
Tom Ortenberg .... thanks
Oreet Rees .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some nudity
Runtime:
79 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Québec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:10 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:11 | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Susan asks, "Where's the boat?", they are in the shadow of the camera boat.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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Soundtrack:
Jesus Promised Me A Home Over ThereSee more »

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155 out of 299 people found the following review useful.
If you are HUMAN, you will feel this movie, 17 October 2004
Author: André (afdiazr) from Mexico City

This movie was never about character development. This movie is

never about a couple having a fight. This movie is not about

sharks. This movie was never meant to be filmed in a pro way.

This movie is about how your will and your life falls to pieces when

facing something that could be a nightmare and you feel you're

totally awake. This movie is about desperation, about your life

being taken from you with hours to feel how you will not be the

same, because you know it's over for you, but you don't want to

believe it... something we like to call hope.

You may have entered Open Water willing to eat all your popcorn

and coming out of the theater telling jokes and feeling life is here

forever. But this movie is about the opposite.

This is a wonderful film, and I thought Susan was going to be

bit**ing all the time and stuff, but she didn't. The ending was so

damn sad. I left the theater in a quiet fashion. I couldn't say a word

to my girlfriend because I knew she felt for them too.

You don't need character development when you turn on the news

and see millions of unknowns blown to pieces or starving. You

don't need it because you know they are like you. Made of the

same matter, and as fragile as any other animal.

Open Water is a beautiful piece of movie-making, and it's so

human that it's almost unreal.

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