The Rig

Synopsis: As a hurricane rages outside, the small but experienced crew of an oil drilling rig settles in to ride out the storm. Isolated on the rig, their calm is short lived when a crew member goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the skeleton crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean, their communication severed and no way off the rig, the roughnecks try to survive the stormy night with an unrelenting force of death hunting them down.
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Peter Atencio
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
94 min

Coming through 4000'

at 30' per minute.

Copy, 4000 at 30.

Have you got the pipe?


Current's really rough down there.

Oh well, maybe you need

your brother to come do it for you.

Very funny.

Boy, if I miss this

because you can't get through

that thing, it is gonna be your arse.

I'm on it.

Slow to 15. We're almost there.

Copy that.

Slowing to 15.

The location looks perfect.

slow slow...

six, four,

two, one,

and contact.


The pressure's in the green.

Looks good here too.

Aye, temperature, pressure,

head speed... it's all within limits.

The storm's really

picking up.

Jim's gonna make me evacuate.

Well, you know

the rules, man...

women and children first.

Oh, the seabed's venting.

Looks like we got a blowout.

No no, it's a new hole, Colin.

They vent all the time.

No, this is different.

And it's pushing the unit

all over the place.

Well, are you still on it?

Yeah, but it...

it looks purple.


I'm off it.

Hang on.

Something just hit

the ROV.

Aw, I just lost the light.

Okay, we've got another vent.

And it's glowing.

What's glowing?

The venting is glowing.

The light is out

and I can still see.

And it's pooling

around the wellhead.

Hang on.

I'm gonna recycle the light.

Whoa, something just hit the...

I just lost the feed.


You just hit a fish

and broke a quarter-million-dollar


Mr. Fleming, sir,

I just got an update

from the National Weather Service.

They've upgraded the storm again.

It's getting worse.


All right, I need a list of all the rigs

directly in the path of the storm.

- Got it.

- Send out an emergency alert

to all affected rig OIMs. And I want

all handies evacuated by dark.

Freddy, I need to talk to you.

Yeah, I heard you, but unless

the rig's on fire and about to explode,

it's gonna have to wait

till I finish this.

I just need a minute.

Look, this is my job, all right?

Now let me finish my job

and then we can talk about

whatever it is you want to talk about.


Sir, the only rig

that we have

that's in the direct path of the storm

is the Charlie rig.

Then let's evacuate them first,

but all other rigs

within 100 miles on either side of the

storm evacuated as well.

And tell everyone

who stays back on those rigs

to button down.

It's gonna be a rough night.

Colin, I think everything's

gonna fit in there.

What do you want?

Uh, you wanted to talk to me,


It's too late.

Come on, what's up?

Nothing. Forget it.

Is this about you

getting pulled off the rig?

I'll talk to Jim

if you want me to,

but he's just gonna tell you

the same thing...

all non-essential crew get pulled

during a storm like this.

Maybe instead of getting

bent out of shape

you should just work

on being more essential.

It's not just that, Freddy.

I'm tired of being the baby.

I don't know if you've looked

at that little patch of pubes

on your chin recently or not,

but you are the baby on the rig.

That's not what I mean.

Everybody here knows you.

They know me

as the little Brewer.

- What do you want me to do about it?

- Nothing.

As long as we're both on this rig, I'm

always gonna be living in your shadow.

And that's not gonna change.

Is that what you're

so pissed off about?

Yeah, it is.

When I get back to company base,

I'm gonna talk to Ken Fleming

and I'm getting off this rig.

If that's what you want,

I'm not gonna stop you.

Yeah, it is.

You know what Dad once told me

about family?


He said,

"Other things may change

but we start

and we end with family."

I'm still waiting

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