PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A dramatization of the disaster back in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon created a giant explosion, which created the worst oil spill in American history.
The incident was mentioned in The Newsroom: We Just Decided To (2012) including an interview with Minerals Management Service employee who inspected the site 20 days before the accident happened.
Is it just me or did it get real bright in there all of a sudden? Mike, what is that? Is everything ok? Mike?
During the movie, there are several views showing the seabed and the BOP stack. Some gas bubbles can be seen escaping from the ground. As the movie proceeds, the gas bubble release intensifies. This is impossible as the only path to surface from the reservoir is through the various casings and the drill pipe, and up the riser. For gas to escape at the seabed, there should have been more than one failed cement job or casing failure. The reservoir is self contained in impervious rock far below the seabed. No path outside of the well bore for gas to escape.
During the opening logos and first few opening credits, you can hear a real life audio clip from the trial that ensued following the disaster.
$20,223,544 (USA) (9 October 2016)
$61,284,947 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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