A young woman and her friends, who've been targeted by kidnappers, must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal.


Steven C. Miller


Scott Milam





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Bennett ... Matt
Talulah Riley ... Jessie
Rosa Salazar ... Amanda
Samuel Hunt ... Brandon (as Caleb Hunt)
Cody Christian ... Dylan
Giles Matthey ... Todd
Denzel Whitaker ... Eddie
Willa Ford ... Carla
Mario Van Peebles ... Hector
Tim Daly ... Hank
Caroline Baudino Caroline Baudino ... News Anchor
Sam Daly ... Shane
Mario Perez ... Botello
Cj Stuart ... Leon
Elycia Rubin Elycia Rubin ... Hector's Wife


A young woman and her friends, who've been targeted by kidnappers, must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal.

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You can't scream and hold your breath at the same time.


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The character of Hank Searles, portrayed by Tim Daly, is named after the author Hank Searls who wrote the novelization of JAWS 2. See more »


A television news report about Hank's company cutting jobs shows a reporter standing near a sign for Searles Industries holding a microphone with a label for Channel 5, but the graphics on the bottom of the TV screen says she is at "Sayles Corporation" and that the station is Channel 11. See more »


Matt: [to his kid brother] I do have a job... taking care of you
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »


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Written by Ryan Dodson
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A sunken limo, filled with spoiled rich kids. Sounds like "Beverly Hills 90210" in a fish bowl.

"Submerged". The only thing I'm excited about is the sublime movie poster. A good example of an excellent graphic design with a brilliant and powerful one-liner "You can not scream and hold your breath at the same time". Now, the unfortunate teens who are trapped in a sunken limo, haven't hold their breath, I'm sure. On the contrary, there was a lot of shouting to be heard down there. Would I be in such a claustrophobic situation, I would break out in a cold sweat. I really don't like confined spaces. But admit it, being trapped in a limousine at the bottom of a canal, knowing that the pressure on that modest roof must be enormous, while being surrounded by some young hotheads who are acting hysterical and blaming each other, looks like a far worse nightmare.

So if you're expecting an exciting, nerve-racking movie, you'll be brought down to earth with a shock. The moment Matt (Jonathan Bennett) sees the nose of the sophisticated limousine dive into the water, it looks like this might be the start of a promising thriller. Unfortunately you'll subsequently undergo a series of flashbacks that explain the cause of this accident. Also we come to know that Matt has a younger brother, Dylan (Cody Christian), with some personal problems. This seemed like a irrelevant parallel plot. In the end the whole thing leads to Jessie (Talulah Riley). She's the daughter of businessman and millionaire Hank (Tim Daly), who evoked the wrath of the locals due to drastic cutbacks. Therefore, he recruited Matt as his chauffeur and bodyguard to protect him and his daughter from possible reprisals.

The remaining part of the film shows the situation in the sunken limousine and the efforts being made by the youngsters to get out. Matt can't help with this since he's impaled in some way to the car. Jessie lies unconscious next to him after she was being drugged. And the only thing the other hysterical four sitting in the back could come up with, was useless banging on windows and accusing each other of being an accomplice. That's why Matt closes the soundproof partition now and then. Next to a totally implausible denouement, there are also some ridiculous and ludicrous developments. I'm still trying to figure out how the trick with the trunk of the car worked. The designer of this car was very foreseeing. And I'm also pretty sure that a smashed glass roof would cause a devastating flood of water and not only such a pitifully little bit of water.

The most positive part was the running time. It's a short and compact wannabe thriller without much sensational events. Most of it, is already shown elsewhere before. Afterward, it looks more like a thriller-episode of "Melrose Place" or some similar crap teen series from the 80s. Talulah Riley is a spoiled brat that doesn't really excels when it comes to intelligence (look for "Inception" in IMDb and you'll see she plays a "Blonde" there). Actually, the whole gang has a similar level of intelligence. You can conclude that the idea behind the story is kind of original, but the elaboration failed hugely.

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Release Date:

12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Space Between See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA


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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Twisted Pictures See more »
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Color | Color (HD)

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1.78 : 1 / (anamorphic)
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