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

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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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