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.
1 October 2016 | Andrew Gold
7 | Gripping and realistic, Deepwater Horizon works both as an enlightening documentary and a fun blockbuster.
Deepwater Horizon is a movie that succeeds on two levels: as an action-packed blockbuster and as an honest depiction of...
An oil rig was built just for this film, this rig is located in Chalmette, Louisiana where filming mostly took place. It has been coined as the largest set piece ever built.
Is that stupid?
Caleb Holloway: I don't know if it's stupid, but...
Caleb Holloway, Shane M. Roshto: ... it ain't smart.
The Damon B. Bankston is owned by Tidewater, Inc but the OSV used in the film is actually a Hornbeck Offshore Services boat. In one shot, you can see the HOS logo on the starboard side of the deckhouse. Also, Tidewater boats have a blue hull but the vessel in the movie retains the HOS black hull, albeit with a Tidewater blue pilothouse visor.
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) (30 September 2016)
$61,284,947 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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