PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
31 October 2013 | Danny Blankenship
8 | A film of courage and will a man's determination to stay alive on board along the wicked sea!
Robert Redford now an elder certainly in the final years of his acting time and life gives a performance to remember. ...
The Chinese characters shown on the container (which is supposed to be the name of the shipping company) in the beginning actually mean "good fortune".
1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits.
When Our Man releases the rope for the final time as he watches the Virginia Jean sink, his hands are inside the lifeboat. A second later there is a dramatic shot of us looking at him from the boat's position and he is leaning on the lifeboat with both forearms. A third shot, again looking at the sinking boat, shows his arms inside the raft. This whole sequence is very still, giving us no expectation that he would have rapidly moved between shots.
Locations Generously Provided By: Baja Studios, Playas De Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, The Pacific Ocean, The Atlantic Ocean.
$93,583 (USA) (18 October 2013)
$6,262,942 (USA) (21 February 2014)
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