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All Is Lost (2013)

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After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

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J.C. Chandor

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J.C. Chandor
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Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. Written by Roadside Attractions

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Never Give Up


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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The name of the sailboat is the Virginia Jean. Aside from passing glimpses of the name on the back, the name is spoken during the brief S.O.S. radio call. See more »

Goofs

When crossing a large body of water, a rainstorm would be seen as an opportunity to wash off all the accumulated salt - the character would have undressed and lathered up immediately rather than just rolled up his sleeves. It may even be the first proper wash a sailor would have had in weeks, due to the limited supply of fresh water aboard. See more »

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Title Card: 1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits.
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Locations Generously Provided By: Baja Studios, Playas De Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, The Pacific Ocean, The Atlantic Ocean. See more »

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Straight down the middle wonderful
18 January 2014 | by redisleSee all my reviews

At least one of the reviewers went into a long list of the sailor's failings. He missed the point (and he forgot to mention the use of a mirror, one of the most important survival items!) It would be like criticising Hamlet for not going to psychotherapy!

The strength of this film is that it neither focuses on the perfect sailor nor does it attempt to be epic. There is a stark simplicity and realism about this. I sail and I saw it with a group of six sailing friends. We were all impressed. We saw a few goofs in the film (which we simply forgave) and many sailing mistakes in the fictionary sailor (which we simply understood) ... but that made him and the story all the more real.

I'm not sure how this film will appeal to the non-sailor, maybe too much water, but I loved it!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

All Is Lost See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,583, 20 October 2013

Gross USA:

$6,263,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,627,519
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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