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Director:
Writers:
Andrew Traucki (written by) and
James M. Vernon (script editor)
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Release Date:
1 March 2011 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Pray that you drown first See more »
Plot:
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Andrew Traucki 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Traucki (written by)

James M. Vernon  script editor (as James Michael Vernon)

Produced by
Michael Baskin .... executive producer
Richard Goldberg .... co-executive producer (as Rich Goldberg)
Richard S. Guardian .... co-executive producer
Janine Pearce .... executive producer
Michael Robertson .... producer
Tiare Tomaszewski .... co-producer
Tiare Tomaszewski .... line producer
Dean Toovey .... associate producer
Andrew Traucki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rafael May 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Ardilley 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Crombie 
 
Casting by
Anousha Zarkesh 
 
Production Design by
Adam Head 
 
Art Direction by
Adam Head 
 
Makeup Department
Sheldon Wade .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Bailey .... first assistant director
Adam Smillie .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Holland .... second unit stand-by prop
Dylan Schenkeveld .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Adam Connelly .... foley editor
George Turnure .... foley artist
Andy Wright .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Doug Bayne .... visual effects
Shahane Bekarian .... visual effects artist
Michael Blake .... visual effects
Bill McGuire .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Che McGuinness .... safety diver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Antonio Bran .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Simon Christidis .... cinematographer: second unit
Earle Dresner .... second unit cinematographer
Zane Kamat .... data wrangler
Zane Kamat .... underwater camera assistant
Sandy McLennan .... second assistant camera
Rhys Nicholson .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Annabelle Johnson .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Dayne Ahuna .... key craft service
Biatta Czerkies .... assistant accountant
Stephen Davis .... script editor
Duncan Jones .... location manager
Gordon Jones .... marine coordinator
Peter Kalos .... viral actor
Francis Lambert .... second unit medic
Jen Lambert .... unit nurse (as Jennifer Lambert)
Adam Mannering .... web original music
Andy Marriot .... viral director
Che McGuinness .... co-marine coordinator
Wendy Kay Moore .... production finance
Benedict Paxton-Crick .... script supervisor
Peter Scheffer .... viral marketer
Christine Williams .... production co-ordinator
 
Thanks
Mike Cowap .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shark Attack" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
"Open Water" - Japan (English title) (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
Germany:94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie is based on the true story of Ray Boundy. In 1983, the fishing boat where he was traveling in, along with his friend Dennis "Smurf" Murphy, 24, and his girlfriend Linda Ann Horton, 21, the boat's cook. The New Venture, capsized, sending the trio into the shark infested waters near Twonsville, Australia. They surfboards to stay afloat and swim to Lodestone Reef, where they hoped to be rescued. But before reaching their destination they realized they were being hunted by a 15 foot long Tiger shark. The shark attacked Murphy first, taking his leg, in an act of sheer courage and gut wrenching valor he swam while bleeding profusely from his wounds to lure the shark away from his friends, he succeeded, the shark went after him and killed him. Two hours later the killer shark came back and took Linda, who died while holding Boundy's hand before being dragged underwater. Boundy was able to finally reach shore, but not before being stalked and attacked by the shark, although he was lucky that rescuers were able to save him just in time before becoming victim No.3 in this tragedy. He was the lone survivor.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Matt:Hey, hey! Hello, mate.
Luke:Oh, it's good to see you.
Matt:You too.
Luke:How are you?
Matt:Great!
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Soundtrack:
Keep It Comin'See more »

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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The waters will run red..., 21 November 2010
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Following in the wake of the popular "Jaws" movies, there have been a recent wave of these shark survival/lost at sea movies around. And "The Reef" is actually one of the better movies in the genre.

The story is pretty easy to follow, a yacht gets capsized and starts to sink, and a group of people decide to swim for an island. Well, given the choice of being left on a sinking boat caught in the currents or taking your chances and swimming to land, well the choice is fairly obvious.

Anyway, what makes this movie stand out from others like "Adrift" and "Open Water" is that there is much more shark time, and you actually get to see the shark in good views. And also, somehow you start to, in an odd way, cheer on when you see the shark, because the movie is constantly building up suspense and thrills, and you just want these to peak. And there are some nice peaks to these thrills, trust me. I am not going to ruin anything and say what it is, but I liked it.

I think the movie captured human nature when caught in a hopeless situation and when people start having to respond to the chaos around them. The dialogue was good and the actors portrayed their characters very good and in very believable manners.

However, what puzzles me was that it would be the same shark that is stalking the people throughout the movie. That seems very weird. And also, like someone else pointed out, what was up with the constant taking off and putting on the goggles that Luke was doing? That made no sense at all.

But all in all, "The Reef" is definitely worth your time, especially if you like shark movies, or movies that tear on the human psyche.

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