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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:

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

The school of jellyfish featured in the movie showed up on the day the crew planned to film that particular scene; it was not switched to film that scene on behalf of the jellyfish. Coincidentally, after that day, no jellyfish ever appeared on location for the whole duration of the shoot. See more »

Goofs

At the end when a search is started. The sea plane taking off has turboprop engines(Turbine Engine with propellers). The sound is of piston engines. 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 Gilmore Girls: Lorelai? Lorelai? (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There
Performed by Shelton Swain, Stanley Swain, Ronald Swain & George McKenzie
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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If you are HUMAN, you will feel this movie
17 October 2004 | by afdiazrSee all my reviews

This movie was never about character development. This movie is

never about a couple having a fight. This movie is not about

sharks. This movie was never meant to be filmed in a pro way.

This movie is about how your will and your life falls to pieces when

facing something that could be a nightmare and you feel you're

totally awake. This movie is about desperation, about your life

being taken from you with hours to feel how you will not be the

same, because you know it's over for you, but you don't want to

believe it... something we like to call hope.

You may have entered Open Water willing to eat all your popcorn

and coming out of the theater telling jokes and feeling life is here

forever. But this movie is about the opposite.

This is a wonderful film, and I thought Susan was going to be

bit**ing all the time and stuff, but she didn't. The ending was so

damn sad. I left the theater in a quiet fashion. I couldn't say a word

to my girlfriend because I knew she felt for them too.

You don't need character development when you turn on the news

and see millions of unknowns blown to pieces or starving. You

don't need it because you know they are like you. Made of the

same matter, and as fragile as any other animal.

Open Water is a beautiful piece of movie-making, and it's so

human that it's almost unreal.


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