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Sharkwater (2006)

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An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director:

Rob Stewart

Writer:

Rob Stewart
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rob Stewart ... Himself
Erich Ritter Erich Ritter ... Himself (as Dr. Erich Ritter Ph.D.)
Boris Worm ... Himself (as Dr. Boris Worm)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Moore Patrick Moore ... Himself
Paul Watson ... Himself (as Captain Paul Watson)
Rex Weyler Rex Weyler ... Himself
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Sharkwater - The Story "An eye-opening film...visually stunning... this movie will change the way you see our oceans." - Bonnie Laufer, Tribute Magazine For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. ... Written by Sharkwater Productions Inc.

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The Truth Will Surface. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for images of animal cruelty, thematic elements, language and some smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de la mer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

CAD 144,380 (Canada), 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,140, 30 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$850,920

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$292,608
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Roads
Written by Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Geoff Barrow
Performed by Portishead
Published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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an onward battle
18 February 2008 | by nicjwheelerSee all my reviews

you know, the scary thing is, living in Costa Rica, you can see blatant signs of deals between the Costa Rican Government and the Taiwanese..... Rob Stewart is a genius for bringing this to the attention of the public - something I have been fighting against for a while now. I have just come back from volunteering at Cocos Island, and it breaks my heart to see the long lines set up in supposedly protected waters. The message is out in Costa Rica that it is OK to fish here, and nothing will happen to you if you get caught.... we need more people like "Sea Shepherd", who care, and can see the devastation that this is causing....


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