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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The film had a tie-in video game released on the Nintendo Virtual Boy, although it sold poorly due to the system being considered a commercial failure. This is the only game released on the Virtual Boy based on a feature film. See more »
When Mariner first arrives at the atoll and is trading his dirt, he is told that it is 3.2 kilos (roughly 7lbs) and that they measure it as pure hydro. Even with receiving double the money as he demanded, that would have afforded him at most 2 gallons of water. As he is trying to leave he is seen with at least 5 gallons of water along with all the other items from the store. See more »
[trying to stop Mariner from throwing Enola off the boat]
She can cook. She can fish.
So can I.
Here. Take my necklace. Take my necklace.
I got better ones below.
No, look! After what you went through back there on the atoll, I can understand why you would want to. But she's a child.
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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 »
One noticeable difference between the theatrical cut and the extended cut is that in the opening scene where Costner is urinating into the bottle on his boat; in the theatrical version of the film you actually see the stream of urine between his legs as the camera pans down to the bottle. In the extended cut of the film the camera pans down between his legs but the flow of urine has been edited out. See more »
This is an unpopular movie, and I don't see why it is so. Admittedly, it is unbelievable, but so are James Bond films. There was enough action in this one to keep thriller buffs going all the way through. Costner did a good job portraying a lonely vagabond in a crazy, violent world. Dennis Hopper, as usual, was an effective villain; he kept me laughing all the way with his insane antics, and his stupid henchmen. I have to wonder, however, if the full nude shot of the girl was really the actress I had been watching. With clothes on, she didn't look all that well endowed. Not a bad movie, really.
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