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Red Water (2003)

A group of oil workers being held hostage by a group of gangsters on a small oil rig are attacked by a freshwater bull shark.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... John Sanders
Kristy Swanson ... Dr. Kelli Raymond
Coolio ... Ice
Jaimz Woolvett ... Jerry Collins
Rob Boltin ... Emery Brousard
Langley Kirkwood ... Brett van Ryan
Dennis Haskins ... Captain Dale Landry
Gideon Emery ... Gene Bradley
Charles Dumas ... Hank Ellis
Clive Scott Clive Scott ... Grandpa Gautreau
Nicholas Andrews Nicholas Andrews ... André Gautreau
Hilton Myburgh Hilton Myburgh ... Vidrine
Garth Collins Garth Collins ... Lacombe, Oil Rig Worker
Tumisho Masha ... Rick (as Tumisho K. Masha)
Shirley Davidson Shirley Davidson ... Tricia
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Storyline

In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter between anyone who comes before it. John Sanders must now try and reach the surface, with his ex-wife and whilst being held hostage. Written by Film_Fan

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Fear Strikes Where You Least Expect It.


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Water See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate on the sunken car is Louisiana 007 o 981 - the same one that Hooper pulled out of the shark in Jaws (1975) also the same one pulled out of the tiger sharks mouth in deep blue sea by Thomas Jane. See more »

Goofs

When Emery says that there is only one type of shark that can swim in both saltwater and freshwater he is wrong. There are in fact several euhaline species, including bull sharks and all species of the genus glyphis. Some other non shark elsmobranchs can also access freshwater See more »

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Ice: What was the band called? 'Jerry and the Idiots'?
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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The umpteenth bad shark movie
21 May 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

What's with all these stupid but fancy looking made-for-TV shark movies these days? Only a couple weeks ago, I watched something awful called "Spring Break Shark Attack" in which a troop of sharks eat some college bikinis, and here's another one already, this time set in the swamps and revolving on a bull shark. Well, at least "Red Water" is slightly better than the aforementioned "Spring Break" but of course still a long way from being a good shark-thriller. Two crews of people navigate their boats down the extensive swamps of Louisiana. One crew (with Kirsty Swanson and Lou Diamond Philips on board) is on their way to drill oil, the other crew are villains (with rapper Coolio among them) looking for a lost treasure on the bottom of a lake, but all they encounter is an extremely hungry bull shark. It's rather dangerous to swim with him around, so the bad guys take the good guys (and girl) hostage and command them to dive for the money. "Red Water" features one or two well-staged action sequences and the bull shark is an interesting choice of water monster (finally something different than the Great White or Tiger Shark), but overall it's a forgettable thriller with weak performances from a washed up cast. There's no tension, a minimum of bloodshed and the underwater footage only shows brief images of a fake computer-engineered shark. The lovely Mrs. Swanson doesn't even wear on a colorful bikini, for Christ's sake, so why are we still talking about it?


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