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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 » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Open Water Incarnate 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)
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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 sharks used in this film were Caribbean Reef Sharks. The cast wore chain mesh under their diving suits for protection and though none of them was bitten by the sharks, Blanchard Ryan (Susan) was nipped by a barracuda on the first day of filming. In the movie, after Susan is bitten, her boyfriend says, "It was probably a barracuda seeing what you taste like."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: All four of Susan's hose protectors, where the hoses attach to the first stage, start off being yellow. Towards the end of the film two are either missing or change color.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 Mulholland Falls (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lakonmet DanceSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Open Water Incarnate, 24 January 2012
Author: dallasryan from United States

Yoshida Kenko once said something to the likes of that 'the most precious thing about life is the uncertainty of it'. Meaning accept every day as a very precious gift because you never know what may happen and Open Water is the Incarnate of that statement. A very good movie in real time that demonstrates how the basic instincts come out after being left in the ocean.

The male lead says something to the likes of 'we paid for them to drop us out here and leave us here.' The irony of this statement is that if one really thinks about it, we usually always pay to get in the trouble we're in. We get credit cards, and we put ourselves in debt. We go out and pay for drinks at a club and we get in fights off of our drunkenness that we paid for.

It's quite amusing if you think about it, but the movie is quite sad in how at any given moment, things can go horribly wrong. And they can go wrong in a sense that the smallest little thing goes wrong and you think it's no big deal, you'll be out of that situation soon, and then it's like a domino effect, it goes more wrong and more wrong, and then you think to yourself, 'I can't believe this is happening, I might die in this situation, this can't be happening, this was just a simple little mistake, how did it go this far?'

That's kind of what Open Water is in a nutshell, a simple mistake that seems like it will be fixed soon, but in the end, that's not the case. A very well structured and acted movie. Open Water is a very good demonstration of real time as if it were 'really' happening. The only other movie I can think off hand with that same 'real' affect is Funny Games. This is a movie I would recommend for the thought provoking nature of the material.

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