In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.Written by
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Kevin Costner demanded the VFX crew hide his receding hairline digitally, which was not a cheap feat in 1995. See more »
When Mariner first arrives at the atoll and is trading his dirt, he is told that it is 3.2 kilos (roughly 7lbs) and that they measure it as pure hydro. Even with receiving double the money as he demanded, that would have afforded him at most 2 gallons of water. As he is trying to leave he is seen with at least 5 gallons of water along with all the other items from the store. See more »
If I ever see him again, I'm going to cut open his head and eat his brain.
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The Universal logo does not appear at the end of this film. See more »
At least 10 minutes worth of new scenes that further detail life aboard the Deacon's ship. Including how they obtain their cigarettes and other equipment. See more »
Underrated action movie with some very funny scenes
There is no point going through this film and trying to make all the science fit. The scientific fact has been stretched to breaking point. I found this a very enjoyable experience with some of the best comic strip bad guys in any movie. Costner plays a likable, although traditional, nomadic hero taking care of no 1. Fortunately, there isn't really a love element in the film to spoil it too much. This film has numerous memorable scenes that verge on the hysterical including the oars coming out of the oil tanker, the dropping of the match into the oil tanker and Costner's bungie jump to save the girl. Great stuff. I can't wait for the producers to make a sequel.
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