Waterworld


2h 1995

Brief Synopsis

Centuries of global warming have caused the polar ice caps to melt, flooding the earth as civilization is left adrift. The inhabitants of this once-flourishing planet cling to life on incredible floating cities, their existence constantly threatened by Smokers--bands of marauding pirates who roam th

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Yaipio Valley, Hawaii, USA; Kawaihae, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Centuries of global warming have caused the polar ice caps to melt, flooding the earth as civilization is left adrift. The inhabitants of this once-flourishing planet cling to life on incredible floating cities, their existence constantly threatened by Smokers--bands of marauding pirates who roam the featureless surface of Waterworld. For the survivors, one chance remains: a solitary hero, known only as the Mariner. Battling the Smokers and their ruthless leader, the Deacon, the Mariner sets out with a beautiful woman and a mysterious little girl on a search for a new beginning.

Crew

David Aaron

Props

Donald Abblett

Art Department

Merv Abe

Production

Ken Adachi

Assistant Property Master

Terry Ahue

Stunts

Archie K Ahuna

Special Effects Coordinator

Donovan Ahuna

Craft Service

Doug Allen

Production

Donna Alms

Office Assistant

Laurence J. Alvarez

Office Assistant

Deborah Ambrosino

Other

Rick Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Lawrence Andrade

Welder

Mike Andrade

Production

Lou Angelo

Sound Editor

Ted Angelo

Security

Fred Arbegast

Art Department

David A Arnold

Sound Editor

Robert Arnold

Other

Ed Arter

Transportation Coordinator

Tina Arter Duquette

Driver

David Ascher

Dga Trainee

Greg Ascino

Welder

Ron Ash

Best Boy

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Sharon Atapattu

Other

Daryl Athons

Costumes

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Paige Augustine

Lead Set Dresser

Gregg Avellone

Voice Casting

Wayne K Awai

Production

Stephanie Axe

Set Production Assistant

Richard Bain

Other

Laura Baker

Costumes

Marvin Baker

Driver

Wayne Baker

Camera Assistant

James Balker

Costumes

Don Barcelo

Welder

Jacquie Barnbrook

Assistant

Perry Barndt

Stunts

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Nicole Barnette

Assistant

David M. Barrett

Stunts

James E Bartlett

Welder

Jay Bartus

Production

Andy Bass

Other

Al Bastien

Electrician

Paolo Battaglia

Other

Brian Beckwith

Production

Paul Bednarski

Welder

Ingrid Behrens

Set Production Assistant

Bruno Belmont

Other

Rick Benedetto

Rigging Gaffer

Fernando Benitez

Animator

Analu Berman

Production

Mel Berns

Makeup Artist

David Bernstein

Set Production Assistant

Levon Besnelian

Key Rigging Grip

Tom Bettis

Production

Bob Beverlin

Assistant Camera Operator

Ian Bienie

Special Thanks To

Brad Biggart

Rerecording

Dino Billaber

Driver

Kirk J Black

Costumes

Roy Blackwell

Other

Scott Blackwell

Production

Stanley Blackwell

Production

Curt R Blau

Production

Fred Blau

Makeup Artist

James Blevins

Other

Kirk Bloom

Assistant

John Bloomfield

Costume Designer

Chris Boardman

Original Music

Michael Bonahan

Other

Linda Booher-ciarimboli

Costumes

Carol Borden

Makeup

Bruce Botnick

Sound Mixer

Mark Bourgeois

Assistant Editor

Peter Boyle

Editor

Tony Bracken

Production

Andrew Bradley

Production

Alan Brady

Electrician

Dina Brendlinger

Assistant Production Coordinator

Martin Bresin

Special Effects Coordinator

Brooke Brooks

Assistant

Kevin W Brooks

Rerecording

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Edward Brown

Welder

Leah Brown

Costumes

Mark A Brown

Animator

Mike Brown

Special Effects

Troy Brown

Stunts

Sandy Brundage

Negative Cutting

Lisa Buchignani

Costumes

Richard Buckler

Visual Effects

Patricia Budz

Hair Stylist

Kat Bueno Jr.

Key Grip

Debra Bumatay

Production

Grant Burdette

Special Effects

Stephen Burg

Assistant Art Director

David Burk

Assistant Sound Editor

Ellis Burman

Makeup Artist

Lisa Burnside

Production

Billy Burton

Stunts

Noel Butcher

Production

Bruce Byall

Best Boy Grip

Ralph Byrne

Stunts

Al Cabrinha

Props

Alvin S Cabrinha

Assistant Property Master

Benjamin Cagampang

Props

Neil Callaghan

Other

Brian Callahan

Costume Supervisor

George Campos

Production Assistant

Rick Canelli

Adr

Bruce Cannon

Carpenter

Gary Capo

Dp/Cinematographer

Gary Capo

Director Of Photography

Phil Carlig

Visual Effects

Kimberly Carlton

Assistant Sound Editor

Peggy Casey

Art Department Coordinator

Paul Casson

Animator

Laurence Castello

Other

Mark Castrellon

Props

Dale Caughey

Visual Effects

James Chaffee

Other

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Dan Chariton

Assistant

Brenna Charlebois

Costumes

Roland Chen

Production

Peter Chesney

Other

Tom Cobian Chesney

Production

Herman Ching

Carpenter

Rancy Chun

Production

Colleen Clancy

Office Assistant

Chuck Clark

Other

Janis Clark

Hair Stylist

Liam Clark

Camera Assistant

Randy Clark

Production

Gary Clause

Props

Larry Clause

Props

Nimbus Clay

Production

Thomas Cline

Set Production Assistant

James Mitchell Clyde

Production

Jeff Coakley

Production

Elpidio Cobian

Production

David Cohen

Models

David Cohen

Video Assist/Playback

Simon Coke

Sound Editor

Erin Cole

Office Assistant

Clarke Coleman

Stunts

Brandon Colgen

Production

Kyle Collinsworth

Production

Kerry Colona

Animator

Adam Colunga

Grip

Tammy Brady Conrad

Stunts

Bridget M. Cook

Hair Stylist

Lou Cooper

Production

Lou Cooper

Special Effects

Blake Cornett

Assistant Sound Editor

Kevin Costner

Producer

Christy Cotton

Stunts

Kurt Courtland

Assistant Editor

Tom Cozza

Driver

Paul Crawford

Stunts

Steve Crory

Production

Don Crow

Driver

Peter Crown

Production

Jon K Croy

Production

Diane Cummings

Makeup

David Cunningham

Production

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

John T. Cypert

Stunts

Joseph Czechsn

Other

Gary D'amico

Production

Robin D'arcy

Visual Effects

Christome Dacquel

Carpenter

Lenny Dalrymple

Visual Effects

William H Daly

Carpenter

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Jani Davis

Stunts

John Davis

Producer

Steve M Davison

Stunts

William Dawson

Production

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Stefan Dechant

Production

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Mary Delaney

Driver

Ric Delgado

Electrician

Satya Della Manitou

Other

Tracy Demers

Welder

Stephen Denizot

Props

Natasha Devaud

Animator

Sean Dever

Animator

Mike Dewilde

Production

John E. Dexter

Set Designer

Gary C Diamond

Set Designer

Louis Dinson

Transportation Co-Captain

Ronald Dinson

Transportation Captain

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Yaipio Valley, Hawaii, USA; Kawaihae, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Nominations

Best Sound

1995

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 23, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Avant-Premiere) September 1-10, 1995.

Director Kevin Reynolds departed the film after making his director's cut.

Kevin Costner reportedly received $14 million for this film.

Kevin Costner reportedly received $14 million for this film.

Completed shooting February 14, 1995.

Began shooting June 27, 1994.

The project was originally budgeted at a reported $65 million.

"Waterworld" marks the final feature on-screen appearance for actor/comedian Rick Aviles who died at the age of 41, in Los Angeles, March 17, 1995 due to heart failure.

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 23, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Avant-Premiere) September 1-10, 1995.)