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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.

Director:

Chris Kentis

Writer:

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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Drifting into theaters this summer. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This movie was financed by director Chris Kentis and his wife, producer Laura Lau, both avid scuba divers. The movie cost $130,000 to make and was later bought by Lion's Gate for $2.5 million after its screening at Sundance. 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

Followed by Open Water 2: Adrift (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Pump Me Up
Performed by the group Krosfyah
By Edwin Yearwood
Published by Rahdika Publishing (bacap)
Courtesy of Cross Fire Ventures,
Barbados (c) (p) 1995
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Just an awful,overblown movie.
19 October 2004 | by dynamandSee all my reviews

I guess I'm simply dense because I failed to understand why previous critics raved about this boring,boring movie and how some of them were so scared and distraught that brain numbness overwhelmed them. This fragmented ,tiresome story was just plain silly --Imagine a crew member who can't count to twenty and the feeble overused gimmick of contrasting the couples' plight with all the bustle and liveliness of natives in an outdoor shopping mall. Cut to the luckless couple , heads just bobbing along for over an hour in a monotonous sea. Exciting,no! Throw in the mandatory shark attack and your fright knows no bounds. I have this uneasy feeling that because of all the overworked hype, people feel compelled to rave about it, lest they admit (like me) to having been taken in. Simply, just an insipid travesty. Don't waste your money!


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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:

$54,683,487
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Plunge Pictures LLC See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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