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Underwater (2020)

PG-13 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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A crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep sea drilling company try to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deepwater research and drilling facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.


William Eubank


Brian Duffield (screenplay by), Adam Cozad (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Kristen Stewart ... Norah Price
Vincent Cassel ... Captain Lucien
Mamoudou Athie ... Rodrigo Nagenda
T.J. Miller ... Paul Abel
John Gallagher Jr. ... Liam Smith
Jessica Henwick ... Emily Haversham
Gunner Wright ... Lee Miller
Fiona Rene ... Godmother
Amanda Troop ... Poseidon Patty


An unknown, massive earthquake happens in a drilling station in the bottom of the Marianna Trench. A scientific crew must find their way across the ocean floor into another station under the threats of deep pressure, dark water, dangerous deep-sea creatures, and a constant lack of oxygen. Written by joel

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


7 Miles Below the Ocean Surface Something Has Awakened

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Captain Lucien is played by Vincent Cassel who spent his down time riding around the set on a motorized skateboard. "He makes us all look very inactive." See more »


In the first few minutes of the movie, Norah finds a daddy long legs spider in her sink. These spiders are predominantly found in woods. If in buildings or cabins, then they would be near to they chief food source which would be found in woods. It is unfathomable [pun intended] one would be would in a deep sea drilling structure. See more »


Paul: It ripped him out of his suit. It ripped him right out of his goddamned suit. What could do that?
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Crazy Credits

Just before the ending credits begin a news appears on the screen about the two survivors of the accident and a date is written on top "Sunday, August 7, 2050" which means the film is set in the year 2050. later on as the news continues another date is also visible "August 12, 2050". See more »


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User Reviews

Well crafted B-movie fun
24 January 2020 | by trashymcjunkbox-1See all my reviews

It may be damning with faint praise, but it's better than I thought it would be. If you love sci-fi/fantasy/action genre films and don't go in expecting a masterpiece, you could have a good time. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in craft. It looks great, has fine actors doing good work, and nice production design. Kristen Stewart shows she has the chops to carry a movie, even without a stellar story, and it delivers enough good action and tension to make up for its shortcomings.

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Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underwater See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,297, 12 January 2020

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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