Synopsis: The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.
Director(s): Kevin Reynolds
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

[Narrator ]

The future:

The polar ice caps

have melted,

covering the Earth

with water

Those who survived

have adapted

to a new world

[ Gargling ]

[ Metal Clangs ]

[ Whistles ]

Bad luck, English

But the Slavers are producing

a good grade of poxy these days

Cost you a handful of dirt--

or maybe that wind chime

- What are you doin' here?

- Just waiting

Take your hand

off the sail

Take it off!

I've seen your boat before

Haven't seen you

Took it legal

Previous owner was dead on the tiller

when I found it

You had another hour

before I traded up again

[ Laughing ]

Just improving my means

- Well, I owe you then

- No, thanks

I got all the supplies I need

Just came from an atoll

Eight days east,

if you're interested

- Two drifters meet,

something needs to be exchanged

- I know the code

But I'll give you this one

for free

Nothing's free

in Waterworld

Ha-ha Yeah


Just enough wind

to get away clean

[ Drifter ]

Forget the bag

It's not worth it You'll never

make it with your sails down


[ Laughing ]

[ Gobbling Sound,

Laughing ]

What can I say?

[ Laughing ]

- Joe, he's goin' for it

- What the hell?

Never seen that before

Here we go! Go!

Drive! Drive!

Faster! Faster! Whoo!

Come on! He's gonna get it!

He's gonna get it!

- Pick her up!

- Get it! Get it!

[ lndistinct Shout ]

[ Curses In Hindi ]

Oh, no!

[ Shouting, Gunfire ]

[ Screaming ]


Straight out from the gates


Flag's down, drifter

We got enough traders

[ Murmuring ]


Open the gates!

[ Man Coughing,

People Chattering ]

[ Man ]

Bones to berries

Veins to vine

These tendons to trees

This blood to brine

Too old she was

This woman does leave us,

recycled and enshrined

in the presence

of Him who leads us

[ Boys Chattering ]

- [ Boys Complaining ]

- What is that?

You know me?

I know what you are

Good Then you know if you

look for trouble while you're here,

you'll find more

than you can handle

You got two hours

I'll only need one

[ Boy ]

He's comin' over here

- Me

- You each get one

if everything's here

when I get back

- Pure dirt

- [ People Murmuring ]

How'd you come by

so much of it?

Another atoll

Where'd they get it?

- They didn't say

- [ Man ] We heard about that place--

that they was all killed

- That's why they didn't say

- Smokers?

Maybe Smokers,

maybe Slavers

So what's the word?

We tradin' or not?

We'll tally it

like, uh, pure hydro

Works out to 62 chits

[ Coins Clanging ]

I want twice that

[ Onlookers Murmuring ]

- I just want one sip of hydro!

- No, not 'til you tell me

She got inkings on her back

I seen her

They say if you read

the marks on the child,

they'll lead ya

all the way to Dryland

- Dryland's a myth

- Some still believe

They say the Smokers

even got an eye out for her

Well, then, we'd better

keep it to ourselves

- Help you?

- Yeah

- Where's the store?

- You found it

You don't have much

You the man

with the dirt?


- One more

- Make it two

A man this rich will buy

for a fellow outwater, I'm sure


That's an interesting

pair of boots you got

- Trade?

- No



Hey, what are you doing?

- No, you can't do that

- I need another piece

I want to draw some more

I'll get it to you

Just stay in the back

With all those chits,

you could order up a bath

- Have you ever had a freshwater bath?

- Why are you talkin' to me?

Just being friendly

- Is that a tomato plant?

- Y eah

You have a keen eye

Saw one in a picture

How much?

Half your chits

- I'll take them too

- Take what?

- You bought everything

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