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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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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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$67,753
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While on location filming, the production offered cinema buffs, students and film aficionados an opportunity to see a movie being filmed live. These were unedited, genuine, as-it-happens insights, usually reserved for filmmakers, cast and crew. See more »

Goofs

When Luke enters the water before swimming into the capsized boat for supplies, he has no torch. However, when we see him inside the boat, he now has one. This happens twice - also, when he comes out of the boat the first time, there is no sign of the torch he was using - yet it reappears in his hand when he enters the boat the second time. See more »

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

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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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Better than Open Water....
1 January 2011 | by vamplad79See all my reviews

Has similar premise as Open Water but is done a lot better. The characters are a lot better (no endless bickering for 3/4 of the movie) and the shark is both a real threat and clearly seen throughout the movie. This was the movie i was hoping Open Water would be.

The film is not fast paced or action orientated with all the attacks being quick but impactful. We have a lot of pov shots at water level and a views of under the water to slowly build the tension. I found this more than effective.

The direction is tight and the acting is decent. The shark itself seems to be real footage of a great white mixed in with the actors and it works really well. In fact i would say this is one if not the only shark film that does this seamlessly.

Without a doubt The Reef is one of the best shark films ever and i highly recommend it to anyone that loves animal attacks films or sharks. SYFY should take note on how to do a animal attack film right by watching this film.


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