Directed By: Kevin Reynolds Starring: Kevin Costner

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A web-footed loner navigates a landless, post-apocalyptic earth, earth...


Studio Universal
SKU 226519498
UPC 025192128370
UPC 14 00025192128370
Format DVD
Release Date 1/10/2012
High Seas
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In a flooded future Earth, people cling to man-made floating islands for survival. When a tyrannical madman driving a supertanker over the world in search of "dry land" invades one of these islands a mysterious wanderer named the "Mariner" rescues a woman and her adopted daughter from the slaughter and they embark on a quest that could save mankind. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound.
Plot Summary
Summary The future has arrived, and it brings a world composed entirely of water, due to the melting of the polar ice caps. In this desperate society one must distill one's own urine for drinking water, and land is only a myth people dream of. Roaming the high seas is the Mariner, a surly, selfish man/fish mutant with no name. But his loner existence changes when a woman named Helen and an orphaned girl named Enola save his life, and the Mariner reluctantly agrees to take them along with him. At first the Mariner has a rocky relationship with his two passengers; then he realizes that the tattoo on Enola's back is a map leading to the never-seen "Dryland". But as the trio struggles to decipher the map, they must also try to escape a band of filthy, reckless thugs known as "Smokers", led by the maniacal, one-eyed Deacon. Then the Smokers kidnap Enola, turning the Mariner into a one-man killing machine desperate to rescue his human map.| And only if he succeeds will they ever know the feel of solid ground beneath their feet.
USA Today "...A 2 1/4-hour aquatic pursuit pic with bruising stunts, fun-to-watch performances, a dozen good chortles and imposing Panavision renderings of post-apocalyptic crud....[WATERWORLD] clearly has the makings of a cult movie..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 07/28/1995 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...The Existential Raft Drama....Exciting and even funny..." 01/26/1996 pp.66-8
Variety "Highlighted by some action scenes unlike anything seen before and effective in creating a unique landless universe in a perilous future..." 07/24/1995
Los Angeles Times "...The world the Mariner inhabits ranks with Costner's performance as one of the film's most successful creations....WATERWORLD has some haunting underwater visual moments..." 07/28/1995 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...WATERWORLD is a decent futuristic action picture with some great stunts..." 07/28/1995 p.35
Kevin Reynolds
Kevin Costner
Cast & Crew
Michael Jeter - Star
Tina Majorino - Star
Jeanne Tripplehorn - Star
Dennis Hopper - Star
Kevin Costner - Star
Dennis Gassner - Production Designer
John Bloomfield - Costume Designer
Charles Gordon - Producer
Mark Isham - Composer
Peter Boyle - Editor
Dean Semler - Director of Photography
Peter Rader - Screenwriter
David Twohy - Screenwriter
Kevin Reynolds - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
UPC 00025192128370
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 136 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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