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In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that dev

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2012-09-09

Runtime 113 minutes

Budget $45m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 7.4


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Meredith shared a tip "Gut wrenching thriller that will have you in tears. Based on a true story of a family caught in the 2004 tsunami."

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jim_woehr shared a tip "Tom Hollond should have been nominated for an Oscar."

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rob_paul_4714 shared a tip "This movie is fantastic."

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emily98 shared a tip "Amazing story. Which I believe is based on a true story of a family , if I remember correctly."

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tyler_2005 shared a tip "🌟3/5🌟"

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amy_santi shared a tip "This Was Incredible Be Prepare To Cry"

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avery_755 shared a tip "Loved this movie and the cast. Actors did amazing"

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amanda_aragona_9906 shared a tip "True story. Inspirational. Family."

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kate_elizabeth_3748 shared a tip "This was an excellent movie! A terrific survival story"

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joany_berger shared a tip "Perfect. Suspense and emotion"

brianna_hasson shared a tip "made me cry, made me shudder, made me smile"

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evelyne_blanchet shared a tip "Such an incredible movie and awesome performance from the cast"

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jodilu shared a tip "True story finding your family during a diaster"

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ladydee shared a tip "Omg my heart! Great movie!"

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lori_larsen shared a tip "Gets me crying everytime! One of those feel good movies, based off of a true story."

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carson_swaboda shared a tip "I hardly ever cry during a movie, but this brought me to tears multiple times throughout. Truly a great movie"

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amberly_elizabeth shared a tip "This is an excellent movie about survival. Ive watched several times and never gets old."

sterling_williams shared a tip "SO realistic, truly takes you in and through this true life horrific natural disaster"

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pamela_fetter shared a tip "Great story, well acted"

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katie_collins_5208 shared a tip "So intense but an amazing heart moving story"

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dawn_daoust shared a tip "Great movie!!"

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empresskaii_williamz shared a tip "Really good and heart wrenching to watch .."

erica_6668 shared a tip "one of those movies where you want to look away but you can’t stop watching!! definitely recommend"

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megan_cook_7739 shared a tip "Excellent true story."

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bwch13 shared a tip "a favorite. i love this movie. watched it forever ago and been obsessed ever since."

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naomisarai shared a tip "amazing and heart wrenching"

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mike_1149 shared a tip "Leaving hulu in march"

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alissa_thibodeaux shared a tip "I loved it! It’s a little violent though so be aware!"

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melly629 shared a tip "Soo good🙌🏼 awfully sad event that occurred but a great flick"

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isabella_myun_900 shared a tip "Definitely recommend it was in my opinion one of the best history movies it is about the tsunami that happened in 2004"

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dejun_lamar shared a tip "This is a movie full of gut wrenching suspense. The color is so vivid, I felt the effects from my living room couch."

andrea_6204 shared a tip "When the brothers find each other and then the dad"

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samantha_haun shared a tip "Very suspenseful. Good overall tearjerker"

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danacz shared a tip "Wow. Just wow."

maria_cano_8684 shared a tip "I loved how the son didn’t see his dad and then there was a goose chase and then they found eatch other"

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gussie_hay shared a tip "A rollercoaster of a movie, but a great story! Crazy to believe this is based on a true story!"

shannon_maher shared a tip "Emotionally riveting.. crazy for a true story. Shot well.."

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maegan_olsen shared a tip "beautiful. i love this movie so much. i cry the whole time"

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liie_lacoursiire shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time! It's gut-wrenching!"

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jade_galloway shared a tip "Family is everything ❤"

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liza_perez shared a tip "If you need to cry 😢 this one is definitely a tear jerker!"

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jennifer_peterson_6404 shared a tip "Dont watch unless you want to cry. I couldn’t even imagine going through what these people did. Amazing movie of survival."

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jennifer_getting shared a tip "This movie gets me every time! True thriller. And true story!"

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albert_skretka shared a tip "I love movies based on true stories if they are done well, this one fits the bill."

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sophie_depue shared a tip "that’s the best part😈"

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sarah_perello shared a tip "Are you looking for a recommendation?"

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kenna_bee shared a tip "Incredible heartwrenching true story from survivors of a natural disaster with an ending that makes you feel so fulfilled."

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laith_haddad shared a tip "I cried 7 times, and I’m a bodybuilder..."

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ashley_hemme shared a tip "Full of Drama and Truly Impossible! We were Praying for/cheering for for the characters the whole movie!"

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bookwormry shared a tip "Such a good movie that I’d recommend to everyone to watch at least once (as long as you dont’t have a weak stomach)"

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rylee_cummings_3280 shared a tip "I love the drama and every bit of it"

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miinajohnson1 shared a tip "It is so heartbreaking but it keeps you on the edge of your seat"

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sav._anna shared a tip "Rlly good movie! Intense and beautiful"

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liz_contreras shared a tip "Get the tissues ready! Love true story movies!"

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emanuelle_andrade shared a tip "Sad movie😭😭😭"

alexander_rand shared a tip "One of my favorite movies. Really moving"

christina_hammett shared a tip "It's not an "easy" watch, but worth it."

emmalyne shared a tip "Tragic, heartbreaking, but at the same time heartwarming and something I’ll definitely watch again when I need a good cry ❤️"

lindsey_parrish shared a tip "The film is very entertaining and really well done"

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emma_kofmam-_vanek shared a tip "amazing story + amazing movie"

lydia_6543 shared a tip "This movie is so amazing it’s so loving, sad, and heart touching. I love it!"

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kathrina_thomson shared a tip "It's a good one. I really liked that movie"

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dena_vorderbruggen shared a tip "so good!"

tina_gonella_1892 shared a tip "It was a great movie."

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