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The Rig (2010)

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In the midst of a tropical storm, the crew of an offshore oil rig must survive the rampage of a creature after invading its undersea habitat.


Peter Atencio


Scott Martin (original screenplay), C.W. Fallin (story and characters) | 2 more credits »


Complete credited cast:
William Forsythe ... Jim Fleming
Stacey Hinnen ... Freddy Brewer
Serah D'Laine ... Carey Fleming
Marcus T. Paulk ... Andrew
Carmen Gloria Pérez ... Rodriguez (as Carmen Perez)
Daniel Benson ... Colin Brewer / The Creature (as Dan Benson)
Robert Zachar ... Faulkner
Scott Martin ... Kyle Dobbs
Darren Scott Darren Scott ... John
Eric Bivens-Bush ... Virgil
Jacob Bruce ... Wallace
Dennis LaValle ... Earl
Art LaFleur ... Ken Fleming
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Some things shouldn't be disturbed.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody creature violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Shot entirely on location on the oil rig "Mr. Charlie". See more »


In the storyline description it says that the crew has no way off the rig. But drill rigs are usually equipped with at least two lifeboats that can each hold the entire crew. And in the opening shot of the movie an orange lifeboat is clearly visible on the side of the rig. See more »


Faulkner: Bad things will happen to you in your life. It's how you respond to them that's gonna determine your character... from the day you're born to the day you die.
Kyle Dobbs: But that doesn't make it any easier.
Faulkner: It never does...
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

User Reviews

A paucity of imagination
2 March 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE RIG is another nondescript monster-on-the-loose story, made foul by an almost non-existent budget and a distinct lack of imagination. Indeed, the paucity of creative energy is evident in this film's paint-by-numbers script, which tells exactly the same kind of story as has already been done dozens of times before by better directors with bigger budgets.

In this one, the crew of an oil rig find themselves menaced by a monster from the ocean floor, although there aren't many explanations on offer. It all boils down to a man in a rubber suit – or what looks like a child in this case – running around and killing overacting cast members in slapdash ways. Attempts at poverty-row gore effects are pitiful and the acting from the no name cast is even worse, not that it mattered when the characters are so clichéd to begin with. The only actors I recognised were THE BRING remake's Art LaFleur and OUT FOR JUSTICE's William Forsythe, neither or whom can readily be described as stars.

In the end, the things that really bring THE RIG down are the lack of money and the lack of experience on the part of the director. It just looks cheap and cheesy throughout, and not in a good way. There are no surprises, no well-directed scenes of suspense or action, just a mindless mess of watered-down and hackneyed scenarios done before and better.

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Release Date:

5 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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