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The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.

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Jean de Segonzac

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Torsten Dewi (story & concept), Jean de Segonzac (teleplay)
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Credited cast:
James Brolin ... John Kubiak
Ian Somerhalder ... Jack Kubiak
Bettina Zimmermann ... Giovanna Becker
Jamie Thomas King ... Thomas Kubiak
Elodie Frenck ... Cara
Michael Mendl ... Cardinal Battaglia
Jeremy Crutchley ... Father Giacopetti
Ben Cross ... Nicholas Filiminov
Peter Butler ... Brother Fontana
Robin Smith Robin Smith ... Sailor
Sean Higgs Sean Higgs ... Benny the Bartender
Tamsin MacCarthy ... Renault
Dan Hirst ... Alexi
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Jean-Luc Julien ... (voice)
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In 2048, global warming caused the sea level to raise high above most cities. John Kubiak runs a salvage business with his adopted orphan sons, cocky Jack and erudite, cautious Thomas. Yet top priority, above profit, is a secret project for New Vatican cardinal Battaglia which even the boys only learn about when it kills John. It's retrieving the pharaonic scepter of Sobek, according to legend commanding the sea-level. The Kubiaks' ruthless rival in this relic hunt is against real estate super-tycoon Nicholas Filiminov, who also recruited Jack's ex, Giovanna Becker, by promising to finance her geological sea control research. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The End of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)
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Tandem Communications See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Benny the Bartender: [after Cara refuses to sleep with Benny and knocks him over, he gets a harpoon and aims for Cara] My final offer: You stay a while and you can keep your life.
Cara: Tempting! But no deal.
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Indy Jones and the Temple of Waterworld
31 January 2010 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

The world is soggy. Everybody has a sinking feeling. Global warming, resulting from too much cell phone texting or something, has begun melting polar ice caps, increasing sea level, and turning cities into giant swimming pools. Fortune hunters James Brolin and two other guys playing his sons, roam around looking for artifacts and trouble. They wear wet suits and scuba equipment. One of the sons tries to get eaten by a shark about 30 seconds into the film. Brolin exits the film soon after; must not have been paid much. He delivers his few lines well, and he's buddies with a Vatican cardinal.

Rich megalomaniac Ben Cross pays off a girl who talks like Arnold Scharzeneggar; she used to date the guy who wanted to get eaten by a shark. Legend has it that there's a scepter that just may end the water problem, and so everybody goes after it, even some rogue priest. There are a few good underwater temple scenes, and some fun action, and the story line works. Although it's obviously copying Indy Jones, it at least offers some new ideas to the formula. The conflicts to get the scepter and its immense power keep you involved, and the cast make the most of what they're given. The temple scrawling of how the scepter machine works made me laugh. It looked like the schematic for one of those old transistor radios from the '50's.

Hastilly put together with limited resources, but somehow this film gets away with it. For a SyFy freebie, it's really not bad.


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