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The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

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Carlos
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Surfer
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Dad
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Chloe
Pablo Calva ...
Boy
Diego Espejel ...
Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ...
Mom
Ava Dean ...
Young Nancy
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Young Mom
Sully Seagull ...
Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)
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Storyline

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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What was once in the deep is now in the shallows See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In the Deep  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,800,868 (USA) (24 June 2016)

Gross:

$55,121,623 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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Trivia

The movie was originally going to be filmed on the Gulf Coast of Texas near Galveston but the filmmakers were denied a film permit for safety reasons. See more »

Goofs

There are a few moments in the film where the shark can be heard growling or snarling, sharks have no vocal chords or lungs to make such sounds. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: [to surfer's] GET OUT OF THE WATER, SHARK!
[last lines]
Surfer #1Surfer #2: It's okay... No Sharks Come Here
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Crazy Credits

As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Shallows: When Sharks Attack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Bird Set Free
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler) and Greg Kurstin (as Gregory Kurstin)
Performed by Sia
Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Gripping and visually stunning
24 April 2017 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I almost didn't watch this movie due to the negative comments on here. So glad I did. I now realise the majority of negative reviews are completely dull, nit picking and also so snobby. Are you really watching a shark movie imagining a groundbreaking, life affirming film that also manages to show shark attacks as accurate reality? Most negatives are about the unrealistic nature of the shark, and poor use of CGI. Perhaps in the final part of the film, this is true. However the tension was so well developed by then it doesn't matter, you see the actual shark fleetingly and in very fast paced scenes so whoever really has time to pause the movie, get your magnifying glass out for a close inspection and dwell on this has to much time on their hands. The shots of the ocean, beach and surfing are utterly stunning, combined with a great soundtrack. Blake Is surprisingly good and more than able to command your attention, being on screen for 95% of the movie, for the duration. The tension is well portrayed as you will be going through various scenarios/outcomes/plans yourself in your own head, and her actions are all cleverly thought out- seeing as she has more then enough time on your hands, being stranded on a rock, is more than plausible. The review under this slated the movie for showing her resorting to eating a crab! Oh my, shock horror! Well actually- she spat the crab out to feed the seagull. And YES, you would be more than hungry, lying in full beam of the sun, injured, already having surfed all day and swam for your life, so to criticise this is ridiculous. Give it a try, Im glad I did.


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