Deepwater Horizon

Synopsis: In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history.
Director(s): Peter Berg
Production: Lionsgate
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

May I your attention?

Mr. Williams, standing.

Raise your right hand.

Do you solemnly swear that the

testimony you give is the truth...

the whole truth and

nothing but the truth?

- Yes sir.

- Thank you. Have a seat.

Mr. Williams, can you tell what

happened in the Deepwater Horizon?

Around 9:
30, I was on

the phone with my wife.

It was when I

heard that whistle.

I heard the engines


The hiss became a roar.

So strong that I

could not describe it.

A few seconds later,

there was a huge explosion.

Projectiles flying everywhere.

The heat was overwhelming.

Can you explain how the

Deepwater Horizon alarm work?

The general alert

to all platform...

fire, two:

combustible gas...

toxic gas.

Each hazard has a siren

and a particular light.

On the night of April 20...

Have you heard any of these

alarms on the Deepwater Horizon?

No sir.

Do you know why he did

not hear the alarm, sir?

Sr. Williams?

Sr. Williams!


3,000 feet.

Continues to fall.

I'll stay on the north side.

Examine it.

Lack examine

about 150m of pipe.

BOP in the view.

WELL blowout preventer (BOP)



Drilling depth 5.6 kilometers.

How the surface

of the wellhead is?

Little corrosion. No more than

you would expect in this age.

Well, register it. Upload.

I had a very strange dream.

I was in?

I was... No. I

was at a concert...

and to one side of

the stage it was a...

a rabbit two legs.

I do not know what

is the scariest part.

Listen out.

Listen out.

I moved...

and then he imitated

everything I did.

Do not tell me more, I

know what will happen.

- I think the rabbit was my mother.

- Mother. Yes I know.

Thank you. Now I'll have

nightmares. Thank you.

- It was hostile.

- Yes.

- A hostile rabbit.

- I get it.

Sorry. What do you do?

That is all? So you'll leave

me for 21 days and nights?

I let you sleep.

I need other things

besides sleep.

Promises not to

mention your mother.


You want the 30?


or love package 90 seconds?

The 90 full seconds.

It's a lot of pressure!

A lot of pressure!

I will miss that laugh.

- That mouth.

- What mouth?

Let me see your eyes.

I love you.

This is not our deal.

Good. Good.

Always overestimate your

ability as mechanics.

What did you say?

Come on, honey.

I drive.

- I drive.

- Do not.

- I drive.

- Do not.

Por favorcito?

- You want to drive?

- Yes.

Sell that junk

and buy a Ducati.

Strong. As goat glassware.

I did not touch the door

because I want a brother.

All right. What disturbing.

It is not supposed to

know anything about it.

- Only babies are cute.

- Strong.

- Sit down.

- I want a brother.

- How is everything?

- All right.

- Honey, show dad.

- I have not finished.

- You did a great job.

- It's time.

Is incredible.

You can not see me.

- Why?

- It makes me feel uncomfortable.

- What do you see?

- Enough!

- All right.

- My dad is Mike.

It works on a platform that

pumps oil from under the sea.

No, the Deepwater not pumped

a drop of oil. We exploration.

Dad and his friends

search for oil...

installed pipes for a

boring team arrives...

- Do not say "boring"

- Yes they are.

But even those boring

pump need anything.

Oil rises naturally...

- Silence!

- Agree.

Because oil is a monster.

Like the dinosaurs

that are now oil.

So for 300 million years...

these dinosaurs have been

compressed more, and more, and...

We get it. Just

say "more" twice.

Because there squashing

kilometers of land and sea.

They are trapped. Crabby.

So Dad and his friends

make a hole in its roof.


And those old dinosaurs

can not believe it.

So they run to the

new hole. And bam!

Run into a huge machine

that he and his friends...

acenico put under

the floor called...

- Preventer rebellions?

- Blowout.

And they hit a fluid

called "mud"...

Well, put it there. And

they stuck in the straw.

The mud is so thick and heavy

that prevent monsters rise.

And they go to the next site.

Then they get bored, as

if they had done something.

Do not tell them boring.

But it was my dad

who tamed dinosaurs.

- Yes!

- Yes.

It was amazing. Stay

forever 10 years.

- Dad, get me a fossil.

- Oh yeah.

I will do it.

I want to hold it while I say,

"My dad dressage to the dinosaurs".

Tell him Maggie dad.

His dad works at the zoo.

It really took a penguin.

That's not fair!

- A penguin.

- How do you compete against a penguin?

- With a fossil.

- There should be rules.

Oh no. Sweetie!


- He goes to empty the can.

- Stop it!


Buy gas to get to work...

to buy gas to

go to work again.

To buy more gas

to get to work.

Do you know the passwords?

Where is the safe?

- What you call Schuman?

- What are you talking about?

- What do you care about?

- I was scared in the helicopter again.

Give me a little.

Honey, one worries about a

sailor when stop complaining.

- Do not use my words against me.

- If I do it.

- Do not do it.

- Already did.



personnel carriers ALTAMAR

- Bueno, amor.

- Bueno, Fish.

- Te amo.

- Yo a ti.

- See you in three weeks.

- Yes In three weeks..

Portate bien.


- Good morning, Mr. Jimmy.

- What about Sarah?

- All right. And you?

- All right.

Put your bags on the scale

and stand on the marks.

- Where's it going today?

- The same place. The Deepwater.

- Where?

- The Deepwater.

- And who he works for?

- For Transocean.

- Want to know how much you weigh?

- You know I do.

- 82 kg.

- Ya ves?

- Yes. It's going well, continues.

- Yes.

- All right. take a seat and call.

- Thank you.

Mr. Sims? Mr. O'Bryan?

David Sims.

Jimmy Harrell. Manager

of the Deepwater platform.

Thank you very

much for taking us.

I know they have a lot

of work and not have to.

Yes I had to.

Do you mind taking

off your tie?

If I care.

Not the tie. It is the color.


Rather Magneta.


The Magneta alarm is an oil rig

is the worst possible situation.

As well as give rise

to superstitions.

- Good day.

- Mike Williams.

- Where to fly?

- The Deepwater Horizon.

It's okay.

What do you do in

your spare time?

- Work on the boat again.

- Yes?

Increasing horsepower

from 600 to 1200.

And I got a

Sensenich propeller.

- You Want to fly?

- No, I just want it faster.

- Strong and clear.

- It is understood. All aboard.

Boscow, and entered the coordinates

of the Deepwater Horizon.

492, no obstacles.

The wind is calm.

The 21 Altimeter 2997 is busy.

Control of Paris, here

Bristow 2 Bravo Gulf.

We headed to the open sea.

Estimated time, 45 minutes

at the Deepwater Horizon.

Aware, Bristow 2 Bravo Gulf.

What are engaged in

Brish Petroleum, Mr. Sims?

- Terminations.

- Oh, no, here it comes, Jimmy.

As you know, we

go a little late.

43 days. But who's counting?

- What would you do with your bonus?

- A pool.

- Your?

- Fix my car.

When the first

pit collapsed...

took five days take a

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Matthew Michael Carnahan

Matthew Michael Carnahan (sometimes credited as Matt Carnahan) is an American screenwriter who wrote the feature film The Kingdom (2007), and the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama serial State of Play. Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for Lions for Lambs for United Artists. His brother is Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed Narc (2002), Smokin' Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010). More recently, he worked on the screenplay for the zombie film World War Z (2013). He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nemesis with his brother Joe Carnahan. more…

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