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The Reef -- From the director of the acclaimed monster hit Black Water comes a pulse-pounding, visually stunning thriller that never lets go until the final, heart-stopping scream!
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Andrew Traucki (written by) and
James M. Vernon (script editor)
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Release Date:
1 March 2011 (Mexico) See more »
Pray that you drown first See more »
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
Che McGuinness .... safety diver
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Bran .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Luis Antonio Bran)
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
Mike Cowap .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Shark Attack" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
"Open Water" - Japan (English title) (short title)
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Rated R for language
Germany:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Shot in five weeks.See more »
Continuity: At one point we see that Kate has cut her right foot on a piece of coral and Matt puts a cloth around it to stop it bleeding. However, when she gets to the island at the end, her foot is bare and has no sign of an injury.See more »
[first lines]
Matt:Hey, hey! Hello, mate.
Luke:Oh, it's good to see you.
Matt:You too.
Luke:How are you?
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44 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Better than Open Water...., 1 January 2011
Author: vamplad79 from Australia

Has similar premise as Open Water but is done a lot better. The characters are a lot better (no endless bickering for 3/4 of the movie) and the shark is both a real threat and clearly seen throughout the movie. This was the movie i was hoping Open Water would be.

The film is not fast paced or action orientated with all the attacks being quick but impactful. We have a lot of pov shots at water level and a views of under the water to slowly build the tension. I found this more than effective.

The direction is tight and the acting is decent. The shark itself seems to be real footage of a great white mixed in with the actors and it works really well. In fact i would say this is one if not the only shark film that does this seamlessly.

Without a doubt The Reef is one of the best shark films ever and i highly recommend it to anyone that loves animal attacks films or sharks. SYFY should take note on how to do a animal attack film right by watching this film.

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