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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.


Rob Stewart


Rob Stewart
13 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:

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Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de la mer See more »


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:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Published by World Circuit Ltd (PRS),
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Excellent Film, Really One You Should See
6 March 2007 | by timberwolf_rebornSee all my reviews

I saw this film on an advanced screening, with the director present afterwards for Q&A. The movie has some simply amazing underwater visuals and from what the film maker said was his first attempt at underwater cinematography, and I really must commend him on it. There is great flow to the movie and its very effective in delivering its message. Whether or not you agree with the Sea Shepards Society's methods is secondary to the point of this film. I would highly recommend anyone to go see this film, mind you at times it does seem somewhat graphic but comparatively it's not that bad. While it is a documentary, it is never dry and the film maker's story makes the doc so much more compelling to watch. There are few films that can completely change your view on something, and this would count among them. It highlights sharks in a completely different light and has given me a new appreciation and admiration for them. I full encourage people to go out and see this movie! Note: as cleared up in previous statements, the facts are correct. Sharks are keystone species, and removal of them from the food chain could possibly reek havoc on the rest of the ecosystem, including organisms responsible for the air we breathe. As well, around 50 million sharks are harvested each year, each providing about a pound of shark fin which retails for $200, the math would properly equate into the trillions. I believe the previous commenter misheard or interpreted part of the film.

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