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The Rig (2010)

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In the midst of a tropical storm, the crew of an offshore oil rig must survive the rampage of a creature after invading its undersea habitat.

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As a hurricane rages outside, the small but experienced crew of an oil drilling rig settles in to ride out the storm. Isolated on the rig, their calm is short lived when a crew member goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the skeleton crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean, their communication severed and no way off the rig, the roughnecks try to survive the stormy night with an unrelenting force of death hunting them down. Written by Producer

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storm | oil rig | fire | gore | siege | See more »

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Some things shouldn't be disturbed.


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Rated R for bloody creature violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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"Mr. Charlie" is recognized as the first submersible drilling barge rig in the world to drill offshore wells. It is now used as a museum and training facility in Morgan City, Louisiana. See more »

Goofs

In the storyline description it says that the crew has no way off the rig. But drill rigs are usually equipped with at least two lifeboats that can each hold the entire crew. And in the opening shot of the movie an orange lifeboat is clearly visible on the side of the rig. See more »

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Ken Fleming: That's for my brother, you ugly son of a bitch!
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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This movie sucks
10 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Writing on behalf of Ron.Gray@NT.gov.Au, I lost all respect for William Forsythe after painstakingly watching this so called "filth" passed off as being a horror film. I know you do get bad films and all actors will make the odd bad movie, but this is beyond a joke. If the producers/directors of this movie decide to make a sequel, please feel free to get in contact and i will happily advise on how to make a proper horror movie. Bambi made me mess my pants more. I don't want to sound demeaning towards the movie as is it's obvious the whole film was filmed and created on a $5 budget, but let's get serious here folks, this is the movie industry and I was always under the firm belief that creating films was for entertainment purposes. This however comes under the category of don't even bother to watch again, this was so low budget I would prefer to watch Hannah Montana.

P.S. If you ever want to spend $5 on another movie, try make it more realistic, hey, here's a suggestion, try spending $6 next time.

P.P.S. Mr. William Forsythe, please never, ever, ever sign a contract to make such a rubbish film ever again, you are way too good to be wasting your talents on cheap films like this. (Sorry for being so blunt, but this film was just plain old filth.)


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