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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

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A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

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Peter Berg

Writers:

Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay by), Matthew Sand (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Mike Williams
Kurt Russell ... Jimmy Harrell
Douglas M. Griffin ... Landry
James DuMont ... O'Bryan
Joe Chrest ... Sims
Gina Rodriguez ... Andrea Fleytas
Brad Leland ... Kaluza
John Malkovich ... Vidrine
David Maldonado ... Kuchta (as Dave Maldonado)
J.D. Evermore ... Dewey A. Revette (as JD Evermore)
Ethan Suplee ... Jason Anderson
Jason Pine Jason Pine ... Stephen Ray Curtis
Jason Kirkpatrick Jason Kirkpatrick ... Aaron Dale Burkeen
Robert Walker Branchaud ... Doug Brown
Dylan O'Brien ... Caleb Holloway
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Storyline

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Inspired by a true story of real life heroes See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deepwater Horizon See more »

Filming Locations:

Chalmette, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,223,544, 2 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,284,947, 2 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,188,581, 11 December 2016
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Digital (2.0 Night Listening)| IMAX 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A lot of oilfield workers in the Gulf of Mexico were against the making of the film, because they felt that it could dishonor the men who died during the actual event. However, Mike Williams (one of the survivors) was all in for the film, and worked on it with the crew, along with another survivor of the event. He felt it was a good way of showing people the circumstances that the crew members went through, and that the goal of the film crew was to make it look as real as possible. See more »

Goofs

While a door hitting a man hard enough to knock him across a room might break bones and give him a concussion, this actually happened to Mike Williams not once, but twice, even though the movie only showed him getting struck by the door once. In his statement he described how he actually got angry at these "three inch thick, steel, fire-rated doors with six stainless steel hinges supporting 'em on the frame" because instead of protecting him, they were hurting him. See more »

Quotes

Felicia: I just had the craziest dream. Wow.
Mike Williams: Wow? Wow. Was I in it?
Felicia: I was... no. I was at a concert, and then on the side of the stage there was this... it was like a two-legged rabbit and...
Mike Williams: Mm, I don't know what part of that is more terrifying.
Felicia: Listen to me. Listen to me. I would move... and then it would mimic everything I was doing.
Mike Williams: Oh, don't tell me any more, because I know where this is going.
Felicia: I think the rabbit was my...
Mike WilliamsFelicia: Mother.
Mike Williams: Yes, I know. Thank you. Now it's my nightmare.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening logos and first few opening credits, you can hear a real life audio clip from the trial that ensued following the disaster. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

TAKE ME DOWN
Written and Performed by Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark, Jr. appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Everyone at the Rig SIte have the right to STOP THE JOB
29 September 2016 | by alaanazremSee all my reviews

I am an engineer working offshore in North Sea. I have seen the movie this evening in UK. Is really a good movie, congratulations to all involved you done a great job showing a little bit of ''life in offshore rig''. Looks like in this movie is BP fault but in real world at the rig site everyone has the right to STOP THE JOB if something is wrong or something is going on against the procedures. I have work before in BP rigs in North Sea and I stop the job when I wasn't happy with what is going on I had all the support from the Service Company that I am working for and also BP company understood my concerns. If you are a engineer, roughneck, derrick-man or whatever you are at Rig Site if you think that something is going wrong and against the procedures STOP THE JOB. I do it and I will do again better to lose my job than to see people dying.(Thanks for reading my review)


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