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Open Water

R| 1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
Daniel (Daniel Travis) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan) embark on a tropical vacation with their scuba-diving certifications in tow. During a group dive, the two separate themselves from the others to dive a little deeper. An incorrect head-count suggests the entire group has returned, so the boat departs. When the pair surfaces, they make out a vessel in the distance, but it does not immediately set in that they have been left behind. With sharks lurking beneath, their survival chances grow smaller.

Cast: Blanchard Ryan , Daniel Travis , Saul Stein , Estelle Lau , Michael E. Williamson , Cristina Zenaro , Jon Charles , Steve Lemme

Director: Chris Kentis

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Open Water (2003)

Release Date: August 6th, 2004|1 hr. 19 min.

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  • The ending -- a more devastating surprise than "The Village" could manage -- caps eighty sweat-job minutes of imaginative, jolting suspense. show more

  • The nagging desire to help these people underscores the involvement of the audience in this superbly told story. You can almost taste the saltwater, and the fear. show more

  • Open Water, which was made for $130,000 -- and seemingly without special-effects assistance -- proves you don't have to have a big budget to have an audience on the edge of its seat. show more

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If You Liked '127 Hours,' You Might Like 'Open Water'

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James O'Brien on February 21, 2011

If you enjoyed Danny Boyle's '127 Hours,' you may also like the underrated 2004 movie 'Open Water.' Both films are based upon true stories, in which people are caught in physical and psycholog...

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