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Widely considered to be an expensive failure, Waterworld was an epic vehicle for Kevin Costner, who starred in and co-produced the film, with his friend Kevin Reynolds as director. It was based on a 1986 screenplay by Peter Rader and cost an estimated $235 million, more than any film in history up to that time. Costner eventually fired Reynolds and directed the last few scenes himself. The story was filmed in Hawaii, using several artificial islands, and is set in an apocalyptic future, after global warming has melted the polar ice caps and flooded civilization. The Mariner (Costner) is one of the human beings who has adapted by growing gills. The survivalist lives on a boat on which he is growing a precious tomato plant. He tries to sell the plant and its dirt to the residents of an artificial island built of industrial waste. They imprison him when they discover that he's a mutant with gills. But the island is attacked by the Smokers, a group of oil-guzzling raiders on jet skis headed by the Deacon (Dennis Hopper). The Mariner escapes with Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her daughter Enola (Tina Majorino). Back at sea, the Smokers repeatedly attack, using planes and boats, until they kidnap Enola. Enola's back is tattooed with a map showing how to get to Dryland, the last unflooded area on Earth. But Deacon, who needs to get to Dryland to replenish the Smokers' oil supply, can't immediately decipher it. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi
Civilization as we know it no longer exists in Waterworld. The great flood has left humanity adrift on strangely-configured man-made atolls, constantly threatened by Smokers - bands of marauding pirates who roam the featureless surface of Waterworld. For the Atollers, outnumbered & outgunned, one hope remains: a solitary hero known only as the Mariner. Battling the Smokers & the psychotic warrior/priest leader, the Deacon, the solitary Mariner sets out with Helen, the protective adoptive mother of the mysterious little girl, Enola, who bears an enigmatic tatoo on her back. Pursued by the merciless Deacon, the three fugitives aided by an eccentric inventor, search for the mythical dream - Dryland.
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|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal Home Video,1998
|Other Titles|| Water world
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010.
Tripplehorn, Jeanne, 1963-
Majorino, Tina, 1985-
Jeter, Michael, 1952-2003.
Reynolds, Kevin, 1952-
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Davis Entertainment Company.
Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter.
Music, James Newton Howard ; editor, Peter Boyle ; production designer, Dennis Gassner ; director of photography, Dean Semler ; executive producers, Jeffrey Mueller, Andrew Licht, Ilona Herzberg ; writers, Peter Rader, David Twohy ; producers, Charles Gordon, John Davis, Kevin Costner ; director, Kevin Reynolds.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
Language tracks in English, French and Spanish ; optional subtitles in Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Originally released as motion picture in 1995.
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DVD ; Dolby digital, 5.0 surround ; anamorphic widescreen [1.85:1 aspect ratio] ; dual layer ; region 1.
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.