PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
Gary Oldman told GQ magazine that he rejected the Deacon role for one reason, he flicked a coin and took a role in " The Scarlet Letter " instead.
The future... The polar ice caps have melted, covering the earth with water. Those who survived have adapted, to a new world.
The crude oil contained in The Smokers' tanker would not be able to power their boats, jet skis and other engines without refinement, or high octane required for the seaplane. It would stand to reason that The Smokers possessed the ability to minimally refine the crude oil so that it would run their engines, but not burn efficiently & smoke - giving them the name "Smokers".
There are no opening credits except the title.
A scene that reveals that the two skeletons found in the shack near the end of the movie are indeed the girl's parents instead of just letting the audience guess it.
$21,171,780 30 July 1995