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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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Chaim Jeraffi ...
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Enforcer
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Elder / Survivor
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Elder
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Priam
Luke Ka'ili Jr. ...
Boy
Anthony DeMasters ...
Boy
Willy Petrovic ...
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Banker
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Trader
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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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Trivia

The studio's first choice for director was Robert Zemeckis. See more »

Goofs

When the trader comes aboard he says that he has two pages of paper. When the mariner begins looking through the tube he pulls out at least four pages. See more »

Quotes

Deacon: You know, I thought you were stupid, friend. But I underestimated you; you're a total freakin' retard!
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There are no opening credits except the title. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) See more »

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PETER GUNN THEME
Written by Henry Mancini
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Not bad at all
29 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just had to disagree with the first guy who thought it was simply awful. This is a big budget movie and it looks it. There are a number of metaphors going on in this story - maybe too many. But it really has a MaxMax on the Water feel to it. It's actually pretty fun and like the Mad Max movies - doesn't take itself too seriously.

This was one of those movies that just got creamed by the press because they get very upset when movies cost a lot and in their minds - too much.

Also - Costner was becoming a very big star - and the press loves to buildup stars and once their huge, they love to tear them down. This was a tear down.

Heaven's Gate wasn't awful - but just too slow. This movie isn't awful either, and neither is it slow. And if you're a motorhead - its extra fun. Dennis Hopper chews up the scenery like a famished dinosaur and he's so much fun he makes Kevin's character look a little under-written.


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