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Ghost Ship (2002)

R | | Horror | 25 October 2002 (USA)
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen.

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Storyline

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. Written by EliMai

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Sea Evil

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,503,423, 27 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,113,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,236,393
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Trivia

The Warner Bros. has decided that the film's opening credits should be exactly the same as it was back in the 1940's when the ship actually got lost at sea to make it look more authentic & realistic as possible as one was watching to a documentary. See more »

Goofs

The Italian in the ship's log is incorrect when Epps looks up Katie's entry. She is listed as "viaggendo solo". The word "viaggendo" is incorrect, and should be "viaggiando". Since Katie is female, the adjective "solo" should also agree and be "sola", so the entry should read "viaggiando sola". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Greer: I can't hold her much longer, Murph. Port bow is heeling. She's taking on way too much water.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 60s style logo. All this ties into the infamous cruise ship opening. See more »


Soundtracks

Not Falling
Written by M. McDonough, G. Tribbett, R. Martinie and Chad Gray (as C. Gray)
Produced by David Bottrill
Performed by Mudvayne
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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‘Love Boat' out of hell!!
16 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm rather pleasantly surprised after seeing Ghost Ship…I expected it to be a lot sillier, more dumb and inferior than it actually is. Still a long way from being a good horror film but a step in the right direction, to say the least. Cast and crew paid attention to building up a horrifying atmosphere instead of attacking the audience with lame and violent killing scenes. That's an effort that gets my appreciation. The vicious opening sequence is professional horror… a scene that grabs you by the throat and demands your complete attention and curiosity for the rest of the movie. The high quality level is held up a little while longer but unfortunately it loses his grip during the second half. For as long as the mysterious, deserted ship is portrayed as a complete riddle, the film is fascinating, interesting and beautifully shot. As soon as a few plot-aspects are clarified, Ghost Ship turns into a mediocre and predictable thriller…I'm convinced that, with a slightly more intelligent script, this could have become one of the better horror-thrillers since the new Millennium. Now, it's only regarded as a reasonable and decent effort that lacks a bit of talent. Nonetheless, the settings and decors make it worth watching. The graphic decorations aren't overused, so it remains a beautiful experience to observe at least once. Gabriel Byrne is acting far below his normal standards and yet he's still great! All the other cast-members are pretty uninspired and forgettable. I'd describe Ghost Ship as a nice waste of time. If you have the opportunity, I advise you to search for an 80's horror title called `Death Ship'…a terrific piece of trash of which Ghost Ship borrowed a lot of ideas.


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