Plot: The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.

Rating: PG-13 for some intense scenes of action violence, brief nudity and language

Directed By: Kevin Reynolds

Written By: Peter Rader and David Twohy

Production: Universal Pictures, Gordon Company, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation, Davis Entertainment

In Theaters: July 28, 1995

Box Office: $88,246,220 (USA)

Budget: $175,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 15 mins.


Mariner – Kevin Costner
Drifter – Chaim Jeraffi
Gatesman – Rick Aviles
Enforcer – R.D. Call
Elder / Survivor – Zitto Kazann
Elder – Leonardo Cimino

Priam – Zakes Mokae
Helen – Jeanne Tripplehorn
Trader – Lanny Flaherty
Hydroholic – Robert A. Silverman
Nord – Gerard Murphy
Enola – Tina Majorino
Elder – Sab Shimono
Atoller – Rita Zohar