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Open Water (2003)

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Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

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Chris Kentis

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Chris Kentis
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Blanchard Ryan ... Susan Watkins
Daniel Travis ... Daniel Kintner
Saul Stein ... Seth
Michael E. Williamson Michael E. Williamson ... Davis (as Michael Williamson)
Cristina Zenato Cristina Zenato ... Linda (as Cristina Zenaro)
John Charles John Charles ... Junior (as Jon Charles)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Estelle Lau Estelle Lau ... Estelle
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Storyline

A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear. Written by Film_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Open Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,100,943, 8 August 2004

Gross USA:

$30,610,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,667,954
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Plunge Pictures LLC See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed over two and a half years. See more »

Goofs

When Susan asks, "Where's the boat?", they are in the shadow of the camera boat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [on his cellphone] Hey Don. It's Daniel. Listen, don't put the boiler in until I get back. The framing inspection isn't for a couple of weeks, so we've got plenty of time. And I'll check in with you guys in a couple of days, OK? Take care. Bye.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, a fisherman guts a dead shark. As he sorts through the contents of its stomach, he finds Susan and Daniel's yellow camera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 90210: Mother Dearest (2010) See more »

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Isa Lei
Performed by the Pupils of the Adi Cokabau
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp
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Avoid this film at all costs!
25 September 2004 | by alexcorbett2002See all my reviews

This is, without doubt, one of the very worst pieces of film making I have ever had the misfortune to sit through. The "tension" and "suspense" that some people have referred to is quite simply non existent - I am gob smacked that anybody could have even the slightest positive feelings for such a total insult of a film.

Please, please do not see this. With any further success, the actors, director and indeed anybody involved could go on to make further insultingly terrible movies. This cannot be good for the industry and as an avid movie fan I urge you with every molecule in my body to actively avoid seeing it in order to stop any further steaming pile of turds being produced.


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