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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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Kevin Reynolds
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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waterworld 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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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The child's name, Enola, is "alone" spelled backwards. See more »

Goofs

In extended version, right after shot when one of unfortunate jumping "smoker" fell on mariner sinking cage, another two jet ski jumping over atoll. Then jump another one ski jet, but is clearly visible, that jet ski is tied on hanging lines and drag in air over fighting atollers. See more »

Quotes

Drifter: Forget the bag. It's not worth it. You'll never make it with your sails down.
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Crazy Credits

The Earth in the Universal logo zooms into the Mariner's boat, with the ice caps melting and causing the world to be flooded. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene that shows how Gregor managed to find Helen and the Mariner after their boat was burned down. (He followed the smoke.) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dweebs: The Noreen Sleeps with Warren Show (1995) See more »

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PETER GUNN THEME
Written by Henry Mancini
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User Reviews

Waterworld: Hey, I thought it was enough to float!
24 May 2004 | by jturner2See all my reviews

You know, I have seen a fair share of what come out of Hollywood, all shrink-wrapped and on the shelves of the local video-slinger. I have seen horribly constructed wolf-men, awesome c.g. dragons, fantastic fire-fights, a couple of boondock saints, some hobbit with a ring, Elvis sing-acting, and even had breakfast at Tiffany's. Now I've seen a post-apocalyptic action drama where the icecaps have melted, and the world is covered in "Hydro," and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle.

This previous post mentions plot holes and whatnot, and I totally agree. The pee-converter was useful, but why just drain the lizard into it? Why not tip it into the huge bucket that is the Ocean? See what happens. Anywho... Where was I?

Aaah, yes. The effects were pretty decent. The acting was on par; Not AWESOME, but fitting, I'd say. And, frankly, I liked the concept. Yes, a better movie could have come out of this, but no one has even tried to tweak this and come up with something better, as of 2004. Well, maybe that's just how it goes; If it flops, leave it till it rots, THEN maybe THINK about DREAMING about redoing it... someday. I'm not in the biz, so I wouldn't know.

Long story short, I enjoyed the movie and urge my fellow talkie-loving film connoisseurs to see this movie. Never mind that three ski-do's explode into a Die Hard quality fireball without being even 5 feet away from each other. Just watch the movie. And, as always, wear your rubber!


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