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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

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When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

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Hans Horn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan May Pratt ... Amy
Richard Speight Jr. ... James
Niklaus Lange Niklaus Lange ... Zach
Ali Hillis ... Lauren
Cameron Richardson ... Michelle
Eric Dane ... Dan
Wolfgang Raach ... Amy's Father
Alexandra Raach Alexandra Raach ... Amy as a Little Girl
Alfred Cuschieri Alfred Cuschieri ... Old Fisherman
Kelly Wagner ... Erica - Zach's Sister (voice)
Mattea Gabarretta Mattea Gabarretta ... Baby Sara
Luca Gabaretta Luca Gabaretta ... Baby Sara
Christine Spasojevic Christine Spasojevic ... Party Boat Girl
Dawn Frendo Dawn Frendo ... Party Boat Girl
Charlie Formosa Charlie Formosa ... Fisherman / Busstop
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Storyline

Amy, her husband James and their baby Sarah travel to Mexico to sail in the yacht of their reckless friend Dan with their common friends Zach and Lauren and celebrate the thirtieth birthday of Zach. They are introduced to Dan's girlfriend Michelle and they drink and recall moments of their past while navigating. Miles away from the shore, Michelle suggest to stop the yacht and swim in the calm water. Amy stays in the boat since she has a childhood trauma with ocean and Dan stays with her. Later, the irresponsible Dan pushes Amy overboard, falling with her in a prank. Once in the water, the group realizes that Dan forgot to put the embarkation ladder and the freeboard makes impossible to climb to the main deck of the yacht. With the baby alone in the boat and stranded in the open sea, they panic and their desperation lead them to a tragic fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the water no one can hear you scream. See more »


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

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 August 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Open Water 2: Adrift See more »

Filming Locations:

The Island of Gozo, Malta See more »

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Budget:

€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for the movie, Susan May Pratt went to the tanning salon and worked out to prepare for a lot of treading water. See more »

Goofs

When Amy gets back on the boat and lowers the ladder for Dan, you can clearly see a big handle on the side of the boat so the ladder can be pulled down from the outside. They could have easily reached this handle from their position water in order to pull themselves up the side of the boat (or attempt to pull the door down). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy: [off-screen] Still recording?
Dan: [off-screen] Yeah.
Amy: [off-screen] Alright.
Dan: [off-screen] Alright, 'kay, can we clear this area please! See that. I talk, people listen.
Dan: [video footage / Dan is behind the camera] Hi babe.
Amy: Hi babe.
Dan: How are you.
Amy: I'm good. How are you?
Dan: I'm good. You having fun?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Frère Jacques
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Traditional nursery rhyme
Performed by Richard Speight Jr. and Susan May Pratt
[Sung to quiet baby in car]
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Better than the original
1 September 2010 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A in name only sequel. Zach (Niklaus Lange) and his girlfriend Lauren (Ali Hillis) are celebrating his birthday aboard the boat of horny buddy Dan (Eric Dane) and his girlfriend of the moment Michelle (Cameron Richardson). Also joining are buddy Amy (Susan May Pratt), who's deathly afraid of drowning, her hubby James (Richard Speight Jr.) and their baby girl. When way out in the ocean they all decide to swim (Amy unwillingly) and realize that they can't get back on the boat! There's no one up there to help them and they're adrift in the middle of the ocean...

Stupid premise (really--NO one thought of making sure there was a ladder to climb up?) saved by good direction and very good acting. With the exception of Dane (from TV's "Grey's Anatomy") everyone is unknown but they're all good. You have to give the cast credit--they spent at least 80% of the movie in the water. That can't have been easy! They all go through the stages of anger, fear and resignation but with a good script and good acting. Also there is (surprisingly) NO female nudity! Speight Jr. and Dane have nude swimming scenes (back view only) but they're handsome guys with good bodies so it's easy to look at. The only debit is the somewhat confusing ending.

I hated the original "Open Water". It was OK but WAY overpraised by critics. This one got deserved good reviews but went, I believe, direct to DVD. It's worth picking up or renting. I give it an 8.


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