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Kevin Reynolds (1995)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This lavish Mad Max on jet skis from director Kevin Reynolds was declared dead in the water owing to escalating costs, nightmarish production problems and clashing egos, but it finally emerged as a spectacular and thrilling sci-fi fantasy. In the far future, the polar icecaps have melted, covering the planet in water and making dirt the most valuable commodity. Enigmatic loner Mariner (Kevin Costner) offers a ray of hope to Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Enola (Tina Majorino), the latest victims of bandits led by the manic Deacon (Dennis Hopper). While helping Helen and Enola survive, Mariner continues his search to find the mythical Dryland. The film offers plenty of comic-book heroics and explosive stunts, and Costner gives one of his finest performances as the half man/half fish whose steely character holds this full-blooded epic adventure together.


In the future, environmental disasters have left the planet flooded. A web-footed mutant mariner helps a woman and an orphan girl search for a mythical haven of dry land, with the help of a map tattooed on the child's back - but in the process has to fend off a villainous crew of nicotine-addicted pirates. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Rick Aviles.

Cast & Crew

Mariner Kevin Costner
Deacon Dennis Hopper
Helen Jeanne Tripplehorn
Enola Tina Majorino
Gregor Michael Jeter
Nord Gerard Murphy
Enforcer R D Call
First drifter Chaim Jeraffi
Second drifter Kim Coates
Doctor John Fleck
Ledger Guy Robert Joy
Pilot Jack Black
Plane Gunner John Toles-Bey
Director Kevin Reynolds
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing, brief nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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