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INTO THE BLUE

 
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At Theaters: 9/30/2005 On Video: 1/26/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449982
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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When four young free divers come upon a legendary shipwreck - rumored to contain millions in gold - they believe their dream of buried treasure has come true. But nearby on the ocean floor, they unearth another, more sinister mystery. The fortune-hunting friends make a pact to keep quiet about both discoveries so they can excavate the shipwreck before a rival treasure hunter discovers their secret and beats them to the gold. But with so much at stake, their loyalties are tested. Facing hidden dangers at every turn, the hunters suddenly become the hunted.
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Action Adventure - Nothing unexpected or exceptional. It's your standard action drama. It has a little humor, some decent action and some attractive actors.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Paul Walker TIMELINE, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, JOY RIDE
Jessica Alba FANTASTIC FOUR, SIN CITY, HONEY
Scott Caan NOVOCAINE, AMERICAN OUTLAWS, READY TO RUMBLE
Ashley Scott WALKING TALL
Josh Brolin HOLLOW MAN, THE MOD SQUAD, NIGHTWATCH, MIMIC
Tyson Beckford ZOOLANDER, BIKER BOYZ
James Frain HILARY AND JACKIE
Director: John Stockwell BLUE CRUSH, CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL
Producer: David A. Zelon FINISHLINE
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Production Notes Heading
Diving In
Sharks, Boats And Sunken Treasures
Acting Underwater
The Sport Of Free Diving
Diving For Buried Treasure

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PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 10 S-words, 24 others.
SEX/NUDITY: Somewhat graphic sexual remarks , sexy dancing, tiny bikini's.
VIOLENCE: Some fist fights and gunplay. Nothing graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Cocaine is shown but not drug use.
ACTION: Just a few scenes of decent action and suspense.
COMEDY: Only a few chuckles and smiles.
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Very Mixed

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Poor I feel that I should have been able to enjoy Into the Blue. It has all the elements one would expect from a 'so bad it's good' feature: cheesy dialogue, a script that could have been written by two chimpanzees, acting that would make a high school drama teacher cringe, and lots of tight female bodies poured into tiny bikinis.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 'Into the Blue' offers modest pleasures. It is not an essential film, but if you go to see it, it will not insult your intelligence, and there's genuine suspense toward the end. It is a well-made example in a genre that has been cheapened and made routine.

USA Today Full Review
Average Too long at 110 minutes, the movie gets a lot more complicated with its array of peripheral characters. But it's never very deep on characterizations; for example, how did Walker and the gauchely creepy Caan ever get to be friends in the first place?

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Based on an Exit Polling of 33 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
High
90%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
Fairly Low
63%
30+Adults (M)
5
About 50/50
80%
30+Adults (F)
5
About 50/50
100%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 33 moviegoer opinions. We had some problems collecting opinions on this movie so we weren't able to collect very many. Teen and twentysomething males enjoyed it the most rating it quite high. I can certainly recommend it to them. Less than half of the adult males really enjoyed it. The remaining half rated it as an average to below average movie. So, for adult males I would say it's a bit of a risk. You may want to catch a cheaper matinee.

As for the ladies, less than half of the twentysomething group truly enjoyed "Into the Blue." The remaining ones rated it as an average to below average movie. The adult ladies enjoyed it slightly more, but not really enough that I would be able to recommend it very highly.

If you aren't a young male then I would say to proceed with caution. See a matinee or wait for it to hit video. It's certainly worth a rental.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In less than 60 feet of water, the world's oceans hold over $6 billion in treasure … still waiting to be found.

Hurricane season in the Bahamas brings both destruction and deliverance. Most islanders fear the wild winds and incessant rains. For undersea treasure hunters, though, the hurricanes can be a blessing. Their powerful waves churn up the ocean bottom, lifting years of sand and possibly exposing gold-laden galleons long buried among the reefs.

Jared Cole (Paul Walker) is a part-time treasure hunter with a leaky boat who dreams of striking it rich in the clear turquoise waters off New Providence. His girlfriend, Samantha "Sam” Nicholson (Jessica Alba), has already realized her dream, working as a shark handler at a resort while living with Jared in a threadbare trailer on an idyllic tropical beach.

The happy couple's lives are unalterably changed when Bryce Dunn (Scott Caan), Jared's childhood friend and a successful New York attorney, comes to Jamaica with his new girlfriend Amanda Collins (Ashley Scott). Bryce acquires a beautiful mansion and a luxury yacht that the quartet puts to good use as a party boat as they free dive around the island.

The merriment takes a serious turn when Jared finds evidence of an ancient shipwreck. The four friends decide to partner as they search for enough relics to identify the old ship and claim it as their own.

Then, on a later dive, they uncover another, more ominous wreck nearby. Jared and Sam want no part of this dangerous new discovery, but Bryce and Amanda see it as a way of financing their expedition. Jared realizes the money would help him compete on the same level as the islands' top salvagers, especially his longtime rival Derek Bates (Josh Brolin) and his assistant, Quinn (Chris Taloa).

Sam convinces Jared to abandon any plans for taking advantage of this new treasure. But Amanda and Bryce have other ideas. Sneaking out in the dead of night, the two steal some of the cargo with a scheme to profit from it, using a shady nightclub owner, Primo (Tyson Beckford), as their connection.

Bryce and Amanda have miscalculated, however, and find their lives in jeopardy unless they deliver the entire shipment to Primo. When Sam finds out, she turns to a friend and local policeman, Roy (Dwayne Adway), for help.

Now, what began as a carefree treasure hunt turns into a deadly battle and Jared and Sam's innocent world is thrown into chaos.

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