A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

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Steven Knight

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Baker Dill
Anne Hathaway ... Karen Zariakas
Diane Lane ... Constance
Jason Clarke ... Frank Zariakas
Djimon Hounsou ... Duke
Jeremy Strong ... Reid Miller
Charlotte Butler Charlotte Butler ... Lois
David Butler David Butler ... Jack
Rafael Sayegh Rafael Sayegh ... Patrick
Michael Richard Michael Richard ... Ron
Robert Hobbs ... Ape
Kenneth Fok ... Lionel
Garion Dowds ... Samson
John Whiteley John Whiteley ... Old Wes
Edeen Bhugeloo Edeen Bhugeloo ... Mike
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Storyline

Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

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There is a place you can escape your past, as long as you follow every rule. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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This is also the second collaboration between Matthew McConaughey and Djimon Hounsou. They previously collaborated in Amistad (1997). See more »

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News anchor reported Baker Dill was awarded a Purple Heart for "gallantry"; a Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or killed in action. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Duke: [on a quiet still ocean] Do you see that, captain?
Baker Dill: Yeah. I see him. Alright, what do you think man? Do you think the beast is close? What do you say, Duke?
Duke: He's down there somewhere. Making up his damn mind.
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Referenced in First Viewing: The Country Bears (2019) See more »

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Zydeco et Pas Sale
Written and Performed by Clifton Chenier
Published by BMG Bumblebee (BMI) on behalf of Tradition Music Co. and Flat Town Music (BMI)
All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkway Recordings
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This is what you get when mixing genres ineptly
9 September 2019 | by exisceSee all my reviews

I agree with the previous reviewers: until the twist occurs the movie does well. McConaughey is always great to watch and is very convincing. The "Old man and the sea" premise is also passable, as is Anne Hathaway. But after the twist the movie becomes a mess. The result is mediocre at best. Not a good drama, not a good thriller, and so-so mystery/fantasy. I only recommend it to the fans of Matthew McConaughey, otherwise, save your time.


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UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serenity See more »

Filming Locations:

Mauritius

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,415,403, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$8,547,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,454,622
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2.39 : 1
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