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Waterworld (1995)

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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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Kevin Reynolds
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Mariner
Chaim Jeraffi ... Drifter
Rick Aviles ... Gatesman
R.D. Call ... Enforcer
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Elder / Survivor
Leonardo Cimino ... Elder
Zakes Mokae ... Priam
Luke Ka'ili Jr. Luke Ka'ili Jr. ... Boy
Anthony DeMasters Anthony DeMasters ... Boy
Willy Petrovic Willy Petrovic ... Boy
Jack Kehler ... Banker
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Helen
Lanny Flaherty ... Trader
Robert A. Silverman ... Hydroholic
Gerard Murphy ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waterworld: Mundo acuático See more »

Filming Locations:

Waipi'o Valley, Hawaii, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mariner: 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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Crazy Credits

The globe in the Universal logo morphs into a world with the ice melted and the continents submerged. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

MUSIC BOX THEME
Composed by Mark Isham
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User Reviews

Underrated action movie with some very funny scenes
3 July 2004 | by smlewis-1See all my reviews

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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