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Coral Reef Adventure (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 February 2003 (USA)
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Take a once in a lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular IMAX adventure. Joy, ecstasy, a spiritual high: these words describe the exhilaration of diving a pristine coral... See full summary »

Director:

Greg MacGillivray

Writers:

Jack Stephens (narration), Osha Gray Davidson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Liam Neeson ... Narrator (voice)
Howard Hall Howard Hall ... Himself
Michele Hall Michele Hall ... Herself
Jean-Michel Cousteau ... Himself
Rusi Vulakoro Rusi Vulakoro ... Himself
Richard Pyle Richard Pyle ... Himself
Tracey Medway Tracey Medway ... Herself
Maria Joao Rodriguez Maria Joao Rodriguez ... Herself
Rob Barrel Rob Barrel ... Himself
Cat Holloway Cat Holloway ... Herself
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Take a once in a lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular IMAX adventure. Joy, ecstasy, a spiritual high: these words describe the exhilaration of diving a pristine coral reef, and ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall bring their love of the ocean into action. With Jean-Michael Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, they explore and capture on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, magical places here on Earth. This tropical excursion through the South Pacific will surprise and delight you as you fall in love with the reefs, and your heart will ache at the tragic, irretrievable loss of these fragile worlds. Written by Anonymous

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coral reef | imax | diving | fiji | See All (4) »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MacGillivray Freeman Films

Country:

USA | Singapore | Taiwan

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MacGillivray Freeman's Coral Reef Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,000,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Five new species of fish were discovered during filming. See more »

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Into the Darkness
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Written by Graham Nash
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beautiful and disappointing
24 June 2004 | by jamesand-1See all my reviews

The shots are beautiful. The not so subtle message is not. This movie had the potential to be great art, but fails miserably because of the preachy ness of its message. It is worth seeing because of the footage of under water beauty. The images of the dying reefs are powerful enough without the politicized sermon. A few words of explanation would have been more than enough, but in the end we are left with propaganda instead of art. One scene contains images of several small children with earnest expressions as the narrator tells us explicitly that the children depend upon a healthy reef. I found myself rolling my eyes as I was hit over the head with "the message". I care about children, but this scene tries too hard causing it to fail. Instead of being engaged by the movie I found it very disappointing.


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