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The Shallows (2016)

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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.


Jaume Collet-Serra
1,113 ( 319)
1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Blake Lively ... Nancy
Óscar Jaenada ... Carlos
Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo ... Surfer
Joseph Salas Joseph Salas ... Surfer (as Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas)
Brett Cullen ... Dad
Sedona Legge ... Chloe
Pablo Calva Pablo Calva ... Boy
Diego Espejel Diego Espejel ... Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ... Mom
Ava Dean Ava Dean ... Young Nancy
Chelsea Moody ... Young Mom
Sully Seagull Sully Seagull ... Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)


In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Plan your getaway. See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Deep See more »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,800,868, 26 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,121,623, 25 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,850,939, 4 August 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steven Seagull's name in real life is Sully. He lives (to this day) in a seagull sanctuary in Australia. Two extra seagulls were used to portray Steven Seagull. According to producer Matti Leshem, she added "They were all good but not nearly as good as him. Peggy was the vocal one, the very squawky bird. Gaviota (which means seagull in Spanish), I think he's almost 30 [as Steven is estimated to be about 15 or 20 years old]. The most challenging thing about Sully as an actor is that seagulls are remarkably clean. They self clean a lot, so the blood on Sully, obviously fake blood, he kept wanting to clean it off, so we had to deal with that." See more »


Sharks are known to have a very fast response action when chasing their prey, when Nancy was pulled down by the chain she would never make it tricking the shark and dodge it to hit the anchor. See more »


[first lines]
Carlos: [looks at photo] Is that you on the beach?
Nancy: Oh, no, no, that's my, that's my mom.
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Crazy Credits

As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »


El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Nancy and Carlos are driving to the beach.
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Insulting to our intelligence

I never saw such an awful movie. A shark that hangs out and eats people all day?A buoy that has prob been out there for years, and all of a sudden this shark comes along and tears it up? Really? This chick's annoying dialogue,combined with whatever the hell it was she did at the end... I am SO glad I didn't pay to see this movie.What a complete waste of time. Who wrote this crap? When will there ever be a good movie to look forward to? What did this cost to make, 5 bucks? Sigh... I really believed movies would be better made over time with all the graphics they can use and all the editing,and sophisticated software these days. I guess I was mistaken.This movie is nothing but filler until a real movie comes along.If you liked it, then I don't know what to tell you. But I just wasted an hour of my life on something that was ridiculous.

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