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.
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
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Neither the 1,000 metric ton floating set nor any of the 30 boats used by the cast and crew had bathrooms. Filming had to stop so people could be ferried to portable toilets on a barge anchored near the shore. See more »
Cigarettes have a shelf life of about a year or two depending on how they're stored. This movie takes place in the distant future so cigarettes should not be available at all and yet the Smokers not only have a lot of them but they even look fresh. The Smokers don't even have the technology or the means to make them or keep them fresh so they shouldn't have them at all. See more »
This is my boat. I got it the way I like it. You take up space and you slow me down.
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The globe in the Universal logo morphs into a world with the ice melted and the continents submerged. See more »
A scene that reveals that the two skeletons found in the shack near the end of the movie are indeed the girl's parents instead of just letting the audience guess it. See more »
Underrated action movie with some very funny scenes
There is no point going through this film and trying to make all the science fit. The scientific fact has been stretched to breaking point. I found this a very enjoyable experience with some of the best comic strip bad guys in any movie. Costner plays a likable, although traditional, nomadic hero taking care of no 1. Fortunately, there isn't really a love element in the film to spoil it too much. This film has numerous memorable scenes that verge on the hysterical including the oars coming out of the oil tanker, the dropping of the match into the oil tanker and Costner's bungie jump to save the girl. Great stuff. I can't wait for the producers to make a sequel.
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