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Ghost Ship (2002)

R | | Horror | 25 October 2002 (USA)
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A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.

Director:

Steve Beck

Writers:

Mark Hanlon (story), Mark Hanlon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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133 ( 115)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gabriel Byrne ... Murphy
Julianna Margulies ... Epps
Ron Eldard ... Dodge
Desmond Harrington ... Ferriman
Isaiah Washington ... Greer
Alex Dimitriades ... Santos
Karl Urban ... Munder
Emily Browning ... Katie Harwood
Francesca Rettondini ... Francesca
Boris Brkic ... Chief Steward
Bob Ruggiero Bob Ruggiero ... Captain (as Robert Ruggiero)
Iain Gardiner ... Purser
Adam Bieshaar Adam Bieshaar ... First Officer
Cameron Watt Cameron Watt ... Second Officer
Jamie Giddens ... Friendly Officer
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Storyline

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. Written by EliMai

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sea Evil

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although not mentioned in the actual episode, the original Mythbusters (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) proved that a cable could not, in fact, cut a person in half, let alone an entire deck full of people, on their Season 4 episode MythBusters: Killer Cable Snaps (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Epps breaks a cabin window and throws the pump discharge line out the window, we see in the shot from outside the ship that the water is being discharged from at least five decks above the water-line. The engine room was below the water line, and no one would run a hose up an extra five flights of stairs when they could run it overboard just above the water-line, unless the cabins on the other decks were locked by their former residents/ had rusted through floors/ were otherwise unaccessible. Continuing up another deck would be preferable to wandering the decks on the chance of finding an open cabin, as people generally lock the doors to their rooms when they are not in them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Greer: I can't hold her much longer, Murph. Port bow is heeling. She's taking on way too much water.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 60s style logo. All this ties into the infamous cruise ship opening. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was released in Germany in both its uncut form (rated "Not under 18") and in an edited version ("Not under 16"), which misses many gory shots (i.e. from the wire scene in the beginning, the squashed diver or the "hooked up" singer). For commercial reasons most cinemas showed the cut version. See more »

Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Boat Theme
Written by Charles Fox (as Charlie Fox) and Paul Williams
Performed by Ron Eldard and Karl Urban
[Dodge and Munder mockingly sing a few lines from the theme after entering the ghost ship's interior]
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Atmospheric
15 May 2006 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

OK ghost story. The movie starts off with a VERY gruesome bloody opening with a whole ship full of people being killed in 1962. It then cuts to present day (well--2002) where a salvage crew is led to a deserted vessel (the same one from the beginning) and find there's something inside that wants them. Dead bodies are discovered, doors open and close (and lock) by themselves and a creepy girl ghost watches over all of it.

So-so. The movie LOOKS good (the deserted vessel is impressive) but the story is slow and the characters are never fully realized. Also top billed Gabriel Byrne (giving a terrible performance) is hardly in the movie. On the plus side Julianna Margulies is good and a strong female character (unusual in any horror movie) and Alix Dimitriades and Ron Eldard are good as members of the crew. Desmond Harrington also has a few good moments. But the slow pace and a predictable and stupid ending sinks this (sorry). I can only give this a 5.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chimera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,503,423, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$30,113,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,349,884
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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