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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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Jaume Collet-Serra
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Blake Lively ... Nancy
Óscar Jaenada ... Carlos
Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo ... Surfer
Joseph Salas Joseph Salas ... Surfer (as Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas)
Brett Cullen ... Dad
Sedona Legge ... Chloe
Pablo Calva Pablo Calva ... Boy
Diego Espejel Diego Espejel ... Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ... Mom
Ava Dean Ava Dean ... Young Nancy
Chelsea Moody ... Young Mom
Sully Seagull 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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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,800,868, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$55,124,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,100,758
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For Blake Lively surfing some digital effects were used to take on the waves,the production company utilize face replacement techniques orchestrared by Lola VFX (Famous for its face replacement work on The Social Network (2010) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Anderson stated " they have their own proprietary methodology for doing the face work, but they realized pretty quickly that surfing shots are full of their own challenges, they scanned Blake and got performances of her with their rigs and setups then had to transfer that to a 3D version of Blake's face that is tracked, reanimated and replaces the stunt doubles face" See more »

Goofs

There are two high tides and two low tides in a 24 hour day. Therefore high tide follows low tide in six hours, not twelve. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlos: [looks at photo] Is that you on the beach?
Nancy: Oh, no, no, that's my, that's my mom.
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Crazy Credits

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


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El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Nancy and Carlos are driving to the beach.
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Blake Lively carries this film
19 September 2016 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

Steven Spielberg has a lot to answer for. Ever since he made Jaws in 1975 there have been countless attempts on the big screen to emulate that film and all have failed. Some have been excruciatingly bad but thankfully The Shallows isn't one of those. This is the story of Nancy who travels to a secluded beach to surf . While in the water , she is hunted by a great white shark and finds herself stranded on a rock with the tide going out . Wounded and with time running out she battles to get away from the shark. Probably the best thing about this film is performance of Blake Lively. She definitely carries this film. The action is pretty good although totally predictable and it looks great up until the use of CGI underwater when it starts to look like a scene from a Sharks Tale. At a pleasant running time of 84 minutes , The Shallows is good bit of escapism but like every other shark film , it's no Jaws.


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