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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:
Best homegrown film in years See more (908 total) »

Cast

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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:
Susan and Daniel's last names are revealed on their ID cards; hers is Watkins, his Kintner. In Jaws (1975), the skinny-dipping girl who serves as the shark's first victim is named Chrissie Watkins, and the second victim, the young boy who is killed on his inflatable raft, is named Alex Kintner.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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Movie Connections:
References Grace Quigley (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lakonmet DanceSee more »

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128 out of 234 people found the following review useful.
Best homegrown film in years, 2 February 2005
Author: Jason Williams from Los Angeles, CA

It seems a lot of people were expecting "Jaws" when they rented "Open Water". This is no monster movie. It's a quietly intense psychological film, that works amazingly well. The fact that it was literally shot without a crew makes it nearly a miracle of a movie.

I was pretty impressed by the cast, especially Susan (Blanchard Ryan). It isn't often that two unknown actors can carry a film so well. Their emotions are very real which really adds to the tension.

I'm pretty sure the director (Chris Kentis) will go on to make some good bigger budget movies. He's got a real knack for building suspense. I was also impressed with the organic structure of the narrative. You're not really sure where it's taking you, which only adds more to the horror of what eventually happens. Kentis' dialog writing seems to be the weakest aspect of the movie. Some of the dialog the actors have to (literally) spew is awkward and extraneous, sort of a failed comic relief. In a no-budget movie that's often the case. Hell, that's often the case in big budget movies. Overall the movie is very successful and all involved have received just praise.

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