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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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Adam Kreutner, Collin McMahon (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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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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So Close Was Never This Far. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,816,129
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character and motivations of "Dan" were based off of childhood struggles of director Hans Horn and the fact that he was generally seen taking alone time in public swimming pools. This is the basis of the pivotal scenes in the movie where Dan is seen wading merely feet from his comrades, as Horn was known to frequently do. See more »

Goofs

At 1hr 2min 30 seconds into the film, a female character is floating face-up in the water. In the context of the story, she is supposed to be entirely nude. However, the camera inadvertently shows the skin-colored modesty patch that the actress is using to cover her right nipple. 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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The sharks sucked in this movie...
15 August 2011 | by jennifer-25-965231See all my reviews

I LOVE shark movies! Ever since I saw Jaws as a child I vowed to see every single shark movie ever made. When I saw this movie on NetFlix I was super happy, got myself a nice glass of wine, dimmed the lights and settled in for what I thought would be a shark fest of fun.

The movie starts off like most teenybopper type movies. A group of BFF's party it up and have a good old silly time together. They board their annoying arrogant friend's super yacht and have fun dancing, drinking and doing what young people do. They decide to go swimming in the ocean but being foolish and young they don't think to put the ladder down and opppps! they end up in quite the predicament.

The rest of the movie is spent listening to them whine and complain in the most annoying way. For the most part they end up doing stupid things that seem unrealistic but I can only assume this was filler since there is not much to show when you throw some people into the ocean with absolutely no other storyline other then that.

Some of the camera angles were quite scary when you are expecting a shark to come up and get his feast on. Scary underwater sounds, the darkness of the water, feet dangling treading water just taunting those hungry sharks. It would have made for a creepy suspenseful film except wait… where are the sharks?! I can't for the life of me figure out where the sharks went? Was this not a sequel? I cant imagine Harry Potter without Harry, Nightmare on Elmstreet without Freddy, what about Spiderman without Peter Parker! The only thing I can imagine was they were looking to make some quick easy money so they put a title on it that would attract.

I can forgive this if it was even remotely entertaining. As I stated above, there really isn't much you can do in 1.5 hours with a few folks dangling aimlessly in a huge ocean with nothing to do but be annoying.

Overall I wasn't that entertained. I've seen worse but I wouldn't recommend this movie to my friends. I'm still wondering where those sharks went though….

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