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Open Water

Rating:R (for language and some nudity)
Genre:Drama, Horror
Release Date:August 20, 2004
Running time:79 minutes
Cast:Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Estelle Lau, Michael Williamson
Director:Chris Kentis
Producer:Laura Lau
Writer:Chris Kentis
Distributor:Lions Gate Films

Description: Based on a true story, a thriller about an American couple, Daniel and Susan, who are on an island holiday. Upon arrival at their hotel, it becomes clear that Daniel and Susan's relationship is under strain from their workaholic lifestyles, and they need a vacation even more than they realized. The next morning, the loving and rested couple, certified scuba divers, board a local dive boat for an underwater tour of the reef. The boat is crowded with other vacationers, and due to a series of innocent miscommunications and a distracted crew, the couple is, after only 40 minutes or so underwater, accidentally left behind. What follows is the story of their ordeal: cold, alone and miles from land, the couple is adrift in shark-infested waters. What follows is a reminder to us about how much 'fun' it is to be frightened by our most primal fears--namely what we think may linger just below the surface.

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