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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:
Excellent and terrifying movie 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:
Filmed over two and a half years.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning of the film despite going to bed without any clothes Daniel miraculously (and thankfully) gains a pair of briefs for the middle of the night mosquito swatting scene, before waking the next morning. Presumably this an effort by the director to keep the film rating as low as possible. But why not make him go to sleep with a pair of briefs on in the first place?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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Jesus Promised Me A Home Over ThereSee more »

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67 out of 119 people found the following review useful.
Excellent and terrifying movie, 14 March 2006
Author: guilfisher-1 from New York City

I found this film terrifying to watch. I've been in a similar situation, except for the sharks. You can't imagine the feeling of being alone in the ocean, far from land, not knowing if you'll make it back to shore. I had drifted out a ways trying to reach a floating log in the Pacific. My friends were hung over and passed out on the beach. It was early morning. I finally reached the log not realizing the tide was going out and I was being pulled further out to sea. Once I discovered what was happening I jumped back in and started for shore, quite a ways to go. It took calming down, floating a lot, and continued paddling to get ashore. When I finally touched bottom, I crawled up to the beach and collapsed. With the tension, fear of drowning and exertion of strokes, it totally exhausted me. Also wondering what was underneath the surface, not seeing it.

I thought this film brought that terror out. It was filmed as though you were right next to the couple. The use of the water level being right where your eyes would be, made it so real. I wondered where the camera was and how did they get that level of eyesight? Chris Kentis wrote and directed this with a keen eye and a good sense of tension mounting. He also brought out excellent performances from two newcomers, Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis. I thought the were very convincing in their performances. I found at times that I was no longer watching a movie - that they were really in the danger that existed. I also think it was possibly beyond the call of duty to put the actors through the paces of being in the water so long. Not your usual demands of actors, unless it were a fish tank and fake waves. But this was real and they were in the middle of the ocean.

Hats off to all three involved - Kentis, Ryan and Travis. Chris Kentis also did the camera work as well as editing the film. Good work, Chris. You got me with this.

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