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Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 28 July 1995 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mariner
... Drifter
... Gatesman
... Enforcer
Zitto Kazann ... Elder / Survivor
... Elder
... Priam
Luke Ka'ili Jr. ... Boy
Anthony DeMasters ... Boy
Willy Petrovic ... Boy
... Banker
... Helen
... Trader
... Hydroholic
... Nord
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Storyline

The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon. Written by Robbie Smith <robsmith@u.washington.edu>

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Beyond the horizon lies the secret to a new beginning.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense scenes of action violence, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Waterworld: Mundo acuático  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,171,780, 30 July 1995

Gross USA:

$88,246,220

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,218,220
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1.85 : 1
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Tina Majorino was nicknamed "Jellyfish Candy" by the crew after she was stung three different times by the creatures during production. See more »

Goofs

When Helen is telling the Mariner about Enola, she describes her as a mirror - drawing what she sees. However, later in the movie, she is discussing with the Mariner whether or not dry land exists and describes various items on his boat including "that reflecting glass". How does she know to describe Enola as a mirror, yet is baffled by reflecting glass? See more »

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Mariner: My boat.
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There are no opening credits except the title. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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PETER GUNN THEME
Written by Henry Mancini
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NOT the worst movie ever made
9 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I want the Costner bashers to sit down and watch "Rebirth of the Mothra III" on Sci-Fi Channel some time. Then they'll know that they have seen the worst movie ever made.

"Waterworld" is an escapist fantasy/action picture, not unlike the James Bond and Indiana Jones pictures. Costner's performance works on exactly the same level as the Connery/Moore/Brosnan portrayals of 007 and Harrison Ford's portrayal of Indy -- straightforward, grim, stoic, a little mean-spirited, a little cruel, unafraid of dirt, grime, death, or salt water.

It's not perfect by any means. I'm sure Costner hacked it to pieces in order to accommodate the two-hour-running-time maxim imposed by the studio, so that corporate could get their investment back. Now is the time for the extended DVD version; maybe that will explain where all those cigarettes came from, and how the Smokers converted raw crude into gasoline.

7 out of 10. Costner bashers should get over themselves and start giving Michael Bay and George Lucas what they deserve.


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