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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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Don't get left behind See more »


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:

Mar abierto See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,100,943, 8 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,610,863, 7 October 2004

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis spent over 120 hours in the water over the course of production. See more »

Goofs

At about 48:43, you can see Daniel taking off his snorkel twice - once frontal and directly after the next snip from the left side. 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 Cam - Fürchte die Dunkelheit (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Isa Lei
Performed by the Pupils of the Adi Cokabau
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp
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I want my money back!
31 August 2004 | by yebbanatorSee all my reviews

This has to be the worst movie I have seen since...well...ever! When people describe this movie as a cross between "Jaws" and "Blairwitch" I cringe. "Jaws" was awesome and should never in any way be compared to this movie. The story must have took ten minutes to write and the videography is worse than the home movies of myself as a little kid. Other then a few cheap shots, I was bored out of my mind.

Avoid this movie like the plague. If your friends want to take you to see this movie, fake a migraine or the flu because this movie is terrible.

!!!!!DON'T READ BELOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET!!!!!

How can they say this is based on a true story? Neither of them survive so how would they know anything of what happened after they were abandoned? I'd like to sue the movie creators for my money back. Anyone have their address?


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