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Director:
Writers:
Scott Martin (original screenplay) and
C.W. Fallin (story)
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Release Date:
5 October 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some things shouldn't be disturbed.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Forsythe ... Jim Fleming

Stacey Hinnen ... Freddy Brewer

Serah D'Laine ... Carey Fleming

Marcus T. Paulk ... Andrew

Carmen Perez ... Rodriguez

Dan Benson ... Colin Brewer / The Creature

Robert Zachar ... Faulkner

Scott Martin ... Kyle Dobbs
Darren Scott ... John

Eric Bivens-Bush ... Virgil

Jacob Bruce ... Wallace

Dennis LaValle ... Earl

Art LaFleur ... Ken Fleming

Directed by
Peter Atencio 
 
Writing credits
Scott Martin (original screenplay)

Marilee A. Benson  screenplay
C.W. Fallin  story and characters
Lori j Falzone chavez  screenplay (as Lori Chavez)

Produced by
James D. Benson .... producer
Lori j Falzone chavez .... co-producer (as Lori Chavez)
 
Original Music by
Bruce Fowler 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas E. Davis 
 
Casting by
MaKenzi Moore 
 
Production Design by
Robert W. Savina 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeremy Woolsey 
 
Costume Design by
Leslie Schilling 
 
Makeup Department
Jessica DeBen .... makeup artist
Nicole Gaudin .... hair stylist
Calla Victoria .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lori Chavez .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley B. Gill .... first assistant director
Wayne Douglas Morgan .... second assistant director
Thad Vassmer .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
John Gorman .... leadman
John Gorman .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Lisle Engle .... sound re-recording mixer
Antonio Moncada .... sound mixer
David Torres .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dan Fandino .... assistant special effects
Davis Fandino .... creature effects
Matthew Killen .... creature effects
Marina Mestaz .... special effects makeup
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Reuben Corona .... matte painter
 
Stunts
John Gorman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marty Boger .... dolly grip
Marty Boger .... key grip
Autumn Boh .... camera operator
Jayson S. Coddington .... best boy electric
C.W. Fallin .... second director of photography
Brad Garris .... electrician: day player
Brad Keyes .... grip
Ken LaValle .... still photographer
John T. Martin .... gaffer
John T. Martin .... key grip
Johnathon R. Martin .... best boy grip
Aeron McKeough .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Kevin Globerman .... score recordist
Tiffany Jones .... music contractor
Kevin Kaska .... orchestrator
Eric Liljestrand .... music recordist
Eric Liljestrand .... score recordist
Carl Rydlund .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Stephanie Bertoni .... script supervisor
Mae Chapman .... craft service (as Mae Chapman-Jason)
Carolyn Fallin .... dialogue coach
John Gorman .... armorer
John Gorman .... safety coordinator
Amanda Silverstein .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody creature violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
94 min | UK:90 min | Ireland:89 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Ireland:12A (Violence) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 (Violence) | USA:R (certificate #46210)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"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:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Freddy Brewer:I'm gonna find this thing and I'm gonna kill it!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Aliens (1986)See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
New movie, old recipe... Not with a good outcome, 4 October 2010
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Alright, well first of all, just based from the movie cover, you already know this is going to be something like a standard horror movie from the late 80's / early 90's, and sure enough - it is! This movie is just screaming late 80's/early 90's horror flick. From the way it is shot, the storyline and the setting. Let's take an isolated rig out in the middle of the ocean, miles from land. Throw in a storm, of course, for good measure. Then cut off communications with mainland and then have some strange creature come aboard the rig. A creature no one ever heard or seen before. Yeah, late 80's/early 90's cocktail right there.

Oh, and while we are at it, lets put William Forsythe's name up on the poster, then we have a semi-famous name to draw people in. Now, this puzzles me indeed, especially because his role in the movie is no more than a supporting role, if that much even.

Anyway, "The Rig" is actually filmed in an adequate manner, especially if you are into horror movies from back in the day. The setting of the movie, well it has been used a bit too much in the past.

The people in the movie also did a good enough job with their roles. But you never really got to feel for any of the characters, as they were all just portrayed superficially. There were very little character development and building in this movie. Basically just your standard isolation-horror-with-slim-survival-chance-movie here.

And what was up with the storm? At one point it was furious and pounding the rig with no mercy. But when they had to go out to walk on the cranes (or whatever it was) the storm had dissipated? Even though they had said it wouldn't break up before the next day? And once off the crane, it started to thunder and get sort of stormy again? Tch, tch...

I must admit that I blackout and snoozed maybe 10 or 15 minutes away of the movie, but when I woke up, I could immediately get back into the movie and the story, because nothing major happened, nothing that couldn't afforded to be missed anyway.

What ticks me off in these types of movies, is the fact that you rarely get to see the creatures in full detail. It is always blurred motion, small and fast glimpses, silhouettes, or whatever they come up with to make it more thrilling and creeping. No, no, no! It doesn't' work to that end, it doesn't become thrilling, it doesn't become scary. I will tell you what it becomes; it becomes annoying and frustrating. As a movie lover, I want to see such monsters, I want to see the horror that stalks the people. I am not content with glimpses here and there. It makes the whole project reek of low-budget and cheesy effects.

If you are in for an evening of horror in the predictable genre, then this might be something right up your alley. But if you, like me, prefer more than just cheap thrills and bad plots, don't bet your money on "The Rig". The movie is bearable to sit through if you have nothing else at hand, but there are far better horror movies available. And don't get fooled by an otherwise rather interesting-looking movie cover!

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