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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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Taglines:

Capsized, stranded, but not alone. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on the true story of Ray Boundy. In 1983, the fishing boat where he was traveling in, along with his friend Dennis "Smurf" Murphy, 24, and his girlfriend Linda Ann Horton, 21, the boat's cook. The New Venture, capsized, sending the trio into the shark infested waters near Townsville, Australia. They had surfboards to stay afloat and swim to Lodestone Reef, where they hoped to be rescued. But before reaching their destination they realized they were being hunted by a 15 foot long Tiger shark. The shark attacked Murphy first, taking his leg, in an act of sheer courage and gut wrenching valor he swam while bleeding profusely from his wounds to lure the shark away from his friends, he succeeded, the shark went after him and killed him. Two hours later the killer shark came back and took Linda, who died while holding Boundy's hand before being dragged underwater. Boundy was able to finally reach shore, but not before being stalked and attacked by the shark, although he was lucky that rescuers were able to save him just in time before becoming victim No.3 in this tragedy. He was the lone survivor. See more »

Goofs

After the boat has tipped over, Matt has a cut that is bleeding on the right hand of his forehead. But a few shots later the cut is gone. 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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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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Very tense and thrilling
27 October 2010 | by atticus_noiroSee all my reviews

The Reef is a good film it works the way a true thriller should, it doesn't reveal its hand all at once but instead builds and builds.

The characters are well played by a great Aussie cast all the actors are very believable and likable. Unlike Open Water in The Reef you do get to see a shark in fact its a very big and dangerous shark. The shark parts of the film are handle extremely well.

Based on a true event, The Reef feels very real. This sense of reality makes this shark film scary indeed it's what makes it stand above most other shark films. For me it sits somewhere between Open Water and Jaws.

Definitely worth checking out.


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