Open Water (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Daniel Travis Daniel
Blanchard Ryan Susan
Saul Stein Seth
Estelle Lau Estelle
Michael E. Williamson Davis
Cristina Zenarro Linda
John Charles Junior
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Suspense; Thriller
Director Chris Kentis
Producer Laura Lau
Writer Chris Kentis
Studio Lions Gate Films
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Run Time 79 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Independent filmmaker Chris Kentis directs the dramatic thriller Open Water, based on a true story. Susan (Blanchard Ryan) and Daniel (Daniel Travis) are a busy married couple on an island vacation. They board a vessel called the Reef Explorer with a group of other scuba divers, traveling 15 miles out to sea. Since they are certified to dive in open waters, the couple breaks off from the group to go exploring. The Reef Explorer accidentally leaves without a proper head count, leaving them stranded in shark-infested waters. Kentis and producer wife Laura Lau did all the filming themselves in the actual ocean without extraneous special effects, while the actors wore special steel-mesh under their wetsuits in the scenes where actual sharks were involved. Open Water was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum competition. — Andrea LeVasseur
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 229
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 031398171515
Release Date 12/28/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: DD-EX 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Surround Sound Full Screen