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The Reef (2010)

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A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

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Andrew Traucki

Writers:

Andrew Traucki, James M. Vernon (script editor) (as James Michael Vernon)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Damian Walshe-Howling ... Luke
Gyton Grantley ... Matt
Adrienne Pickering ... Suzie
Zoe Naylor ... Kate
Kieran Darcy-Smith ... Warren
Mark Simpson Mark Simpson ... Shane
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Storyline

Luke welcomes his friend Matt and his girlfriend Suzie that come from London and Matt's sister and Luke's former girlfriend Kate that comes from Sydney to sail with him and the sailor Warren in a sailboat. However, the vessel hits an underwater rock and capsizes with an opening on her bottom. Luke advises that they should swim in the north direction to reach the Turtle Island, in Queensland, Australia, while they have strength since there is a current moving the boat in the opposite direction of land but Warren prefers to stay on the hull waiting for help since there are sharks in the water. The quartet swims, but they are hunted by a great white shark. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Scariest Shark Thriller Since 'Jaws' See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A zátony See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Zoe Naylor read a lot of survival stories to prepare for her role. See more »

Goofs

When he gets back into the water to swim into the over turned boat for supplies, there is a crew member already in the water. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Matt: Hey, hey! Hello, mate.
Luke: Oh, it's good to see you.
Matt: You too.
Luke: How are you?
Matt: Great!
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Connections

Featured in Shooting with Sharks: The Making of 'The Reef' (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep It Comin'
Written by Bob Mair, Nick Vincent and Richard Trapp
Performed by St. John
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Solid acting and tense
19 November 2010 | by mokumgrrlSee all my reviews

Alright, so this is never going to win any Oscars, yet it was very entertaining.

The character development was good, I actually cared for each person, which for me is a great indicator. If you can pull that off, it's got a bit of quality right there. Nothing felt fake or over/under done. The shark shots were real, no fake plastic models to be found! The movie was often pretty tense, i found myself literally on the edge of my couch. It was nice to hear the Aussie accents and it didn't feel "americanised" in any way. A great little movie with dedicated actors and a solid, scary story! Well done.


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