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Into the Blue (2005)

A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

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John Stockwell

Writer:

Matt Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Jared
Jessica Alba ... Sam
Scott Caan ... Bryce
Ashley Scott ... Amanda
Josh Brolin ... Bates
James Frain ... Reyes
Tyson Beckford ... Primo
Dwayne Adway ... Roy
Javon Frazer Javon Frazer ... Danny
Chris Taloa ... Quinn
Peter R.V. Bowleg Jr. Peter R.V. Bowleg Jr. ... Jake
Clifford McIntosh Clifford McIntosh ... Kash
Adam Collins Adam Collins ... Raolo
Gill Montie Gill Montie ... Big Dave
Dan Ballard Dan Ballard ... Scuba Bob
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Storyline

Down on his luck and perpetually impecunious, the experienced deep-sea diver, Jared, and his theme-park guide girlfriend, Sam, lead an idyllic and simple life in the sun-drenched Bahamas. Dreaming of striking gold, the couple along with Jared's solicitor friend, Bryce, and his new lover, Amanda, set sails for the vast ocean on a rickety boat, to claim ownership of a sunken pirate treasure of inestimable value lying next to a wrecked fuselage crammed with watertight cocaine bricks. Before long, the temptation to get their hands on easy money will lead to a dangerous head-on collision with the murderous local drug lords, as the team gets sucked deeper and deeper into an unexpected adventure amid the blue and shark-infested Bahamian waters. But, will the sea give away its riches so easily? Written by Nick Riganas

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Treasure Has Its Price. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, drug material, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,057,854, 2 October 2005

Gross USA:

$18,801,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,434,439
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the same year, Jessica Alba appeared with Devon Aoki in Sin City. Aoki previously appeared with Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious. See more »

Goofs

The sounds produced by the Honda 4-stroke outboards on the triple engine offshore boat are not accurate. They are clearly produced by a low-restriction exhaust on an inboard or inboard/outboard engine configuration. The real engines should sound far more quiet and timid. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: I love the Caribbean. Too hot to wear shirts, too hot to wear pants and we're two hot young ladies.
Sam: You dive?
Amanda: Yeah, I can keep up.
Jared: So how long you known this one for?
Bryce: I don't know, about 14 hours now. Picked her up last night at The Mercer...
Amanda: [interupts Bryce] I picked you up last night. Don't start lying already.
Sam: So you and Bryce.
Bryce: I think I'm in love. Serious.
Bryce: [Looks at Jared]
[laughing]
[...]
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Alternate Versions

To avoid controversy, Jessica Alba's bikini was digitally extended to cover her buttocks in the American version. The European version is unaltered. See more »


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Think It Matters
Written by Paul Haslinger and Daniel DiPrima
Performed by Stone Criminals
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Well-paced fun
8 October 2005 | by SpellvexitSee all my reviews

I was astonished at the dismal rating for this film, which at the time of this writing was 4.8. Into the Blue never demonstrated any pretense of becoming the next academy award winner, and instead faithfully executed its focus -- beautiful ocean scenery, beautiful bodies, and a significant degree of tension and action to carry the plot. I found the characters believable, especially given the target audience of the movie: the dialog was fairly cleverly humorous, but serious when it needed to be; the characters were adequately conceived, including the intentionally unlikeable 4th party woman who "wasn't family." Most of all, I enjoyed the pacing of the movie. Some slow underwater scenes were accompanied by peaceful music belying the increasingly perilous situations the characters found themselves in. Halfway through the movie, the tension never fully dissipates, as each event flows into the next as the stakes rise. The badguys are dealt with intelligently, and there are enough twists to convincingly carry the instability and danger of the situation.

I went into this movie wanting to enjoy it, and I wasn't disappointed. Though its premise wasn't the most intellectual of premises, I don't feel as if it were dumbed down as much as many action movies do, and instead carried out is plot with due respect given its expectations. I'd recommend this movie as a good post-summer adventure flick!


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