In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
In addition to Kevin Costner and Michael Madsen being in Roger Donaldson films, the same cinematographer, Andrzej Bartkowiak, shot two of these films. Costner; Thirteen Days (2000) and Madsen; Species (1995). What's more Bartkowiak shot Donaldson's Dante's Peak (1997). See more »
When Wyatt is refereeing the boxing fight, there are American flags present that show 50 stars, a design not used until 1959. In the latter part of Wyatt Earp's life, the flag had 48 stars. See more »
You're next on my list, Holliday. You better get used to seeing my face, 'cause it's the last thing you're gonna see.
McLaury, seeing your face would be a pleasant change. I understand most of your enemies got it in the back.
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in some people's criticisms of the flick I usually see "he was dull" or "he didn't give the character life," and I have to disagree. In actuality he gave the best rendition of the real Wyatt Earp and his life. The movie is a biopic, and for historians like myself it served its purpose, in showing the life and true personality of a figure Hollywood overglamourized. Wyatt Earp was not the type to dance in the snow and was indeed a cold hearted SOB. I prefer this to Tombstone and no doubt Costner was better than Russell. And actually Quaid was the better Doc. I wouldn't say it was a classic movie and spaghetti western versions of the story might be more "entertaining," however the darkness of Costner's movie is chilling and is the version that gets more replay value from me.
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