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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.


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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Release Date:

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

For the Japanese premiere, Kevin Costner had his private plane flown to Tokyo. However, he failed to get permission to store his plane at the airport for the duration of his trip. He asked the Navy if he could use their airport at Atsugi. They agreed, but only if Costner showed the movie there, and made a personal appearance. See more »

Goofs

Because of the scarcity of fresh water, it is highly valued. This is clearly demonstrated very early in the film as the Mariner uses a device to purify his own urine to make it drinkable. One would assume that any device able to purify the salt and wastes from urine could be used to purify ocean water. This issue is addressed in the SciFi channel's extended broadcast in which the Mariner, Helen & Anola all contribute their urine for purification. Helen asks "why don't you use sea hydro?". The Mariner replies "The salt's harder on the filters" See more »

Quotes

Mariner: I've seen your boat before. Haven't seen you.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Amazing Race: Do It Like a Madman (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

PETER GUNN THEME
Written by Henry Mancini
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sadly overlooked
4 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

it's a shame so many people spent their time running their mouths rather than watching the movie.

The story isn't new (what story is?) but its' well done, BIG color, BIG scenes,a touch of serious, a touch of humor, clear cut good guy, clear cut BAD guys with a few "grey guys" thrown in the middle.

Costner is always a variable. When the right script hits, no one is better, otherwise it's pretty much a monotone.

FORTUNATELY, this is the kind of script where the dead pan, monosyllabic Good Guy works just fine.

It's a shame the "experts" (i.e. the critics who create nothing) trashed this one. Even if it were the worst movie ever made, Costner would have been contributing more the "creative world" than ANY critic will in their entire lives. geoff beneze


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