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The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Carlos
Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo ...
Surfer
Joseph Salas ...
Surfer (as Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas)
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Dad
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Chloe
Pablo Calva ...
Boy
Diego Espejel ...
Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ...
Mom
Ava Dean ...
Young Nancy
Chelsea Moody ...
Young Mom
Sully Seagull ...
Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)
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Storyline

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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What was once in the deep is now in the shallows See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In the Deep  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,800,868 (USA) (24 June 2016)

Gross:

$55,121,623 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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The VFX crew also provided a slightly different look two underwater views versus the shark above the water VFX Anderson stated " the underwater look of the shark had a particularly aesthetic that was really driven by Jaume and his scene by scene mood of the film, we started with very realistic looks and actions culled from a large amount of shark reference footage, that drove both the look development and character development at ILP, what was this actual difference? Underwater we did tend to keep the shark a bit more shiny than it is in stock footage it just made our hero shark more of a star than the flat look of unlit footage. We were also balancing the look between visibility and naturalistic blending of the shark into the environment. Most animal, sharks included are designed to blend into the environment our job is to use visibility selectivity to meet the needs and direct the audience and eye when we want our need to". See more »

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The height of the rock above the surface of the water varies wildly between shots and doesn't seem to have any relationship to the tide. See more »

Quotes

Carlos: [to Nancy about the island] It is Paradise.
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As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

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Featured in Shooting in 'The Shallows' (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A seamless Jaws of the year
28 July 2016 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

A solo character, Nancy, starred by Blake Lively, has made history in facing her fear in the shallows. Despite the simplicity of the film, it perfectly illustrates the abundance of ideas and genre of this motion picture, a thrill, from the beginning to the end of the film. It will get you on the edge of your seat, wondering what is going to happen next. Without a lot of script and characters, this film has successfully and poignantly portrayed the beauty of an island, a no-name island, with a shark lurking in the shallows. Every bit of the soundtrack seamlessly illustrates the motion picture. It is definitely a must to see it on the silver screen if you're a big fan of, first, Blake Lively; second, sharks; and survival of the fittest.


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