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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
Chaim Jeraffi ... 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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Box Office

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

LOGO GIMMICK: The Universal Studios logo, the planet Earth, was given a close-up, and as it got closer, the continents began to fade away until there was nothing left... but water. See more »

Goofs

When Mariner first encounters the two Smokers (lime scene), they are on jet skis. As they start to chase him, the Smoker "hits the gas" with his LEFT hand, when the throttle on a jet ski is on the right side. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Did you see anything out there?
Mariner: See what?
Helen: An end, to all this water?
Mariner: That old woman they buried today? She found the only end there is.
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The globe in the Universal logo morphs into a world with the ice melted and the continents submerged. See more »

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Referenced in Orientation: A Scientology Information Film (1996) See more »

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Composed by Mark Isham
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Not all washed up
19 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I only just saw this movie for the first time the other day and was surprised that it was pretty good, because I had heard so many bad things about it. From now on, I will not be taking public opinion so seriously and will watch anything with a promising premise and good actors.

Tina Majorino was, as always, (see "When A Man Loves A Woman" and Corrina, Corrina") believable. It amazes me how many tears this child can summon and I still believe each one of them.

Kevin Costner wasn't really anything special. I had just seen The Postman the week before (which prompted me to watch Waterworld), and he seemed to me to be the same character. I could go on and on about comparisons, but I'll leave it at that. Although, I have to let you know there was a strange deja-vu thing happening between plot points and character developments.

Jeanne Tripplehorn was quite convincing. I thought their tans were all apt considering the habitat of the characters, but a bit overdone.

The most disappointing thing for me was how the film turned from a unique, (pre-Postman) fairly intelligent plot into a typical action film with explosions and chases. There were explosions toward the beginning that were a little overdone, but I felt they were necessary to introduce us to the Smokers and to Dennis Hopper's character. This film could have turned out quite well, if the last few scenes were completely re-written.


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