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Release Date: August 6th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 28th, 2004

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, John Charles, Steve Lemme

Director: Chris Kentis

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Plunge Pictures LLC

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  • 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.

  • Could develop a cult following. But it is hard to envision repeat viewings or any great number of people willing, even vicariously, to undergo the couple's ordeal. show more

  • Without doubt one of the scariest, creepiest, gut-churningly unsettling pictures to come along in ages. show more

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