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A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine.


Pasha Patriki


Chad Law (screenplay by), Chad Law (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Dolph Lundgren ... Marco
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Wheeler
Aaron O'Connell ... Ellis
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Ferris
Courtney B Turk ... Melissa Ballard
Jasmine Waltz ... Cassie Taylor
Al Sapienza ... Edward Rhodes
Kris Van Damme ... Kagan
John Posey ... Captain Darrows
Lance E. Nichols ... Buchanan
Tandi Tugwell ... Riley
Jean Claude Leuyer ... Guard 2
Vanessa Motta ... Housekeeper
Cathal Pendred ... Dax
Adrian Lockett ... Engineer #1


A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine.

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martial arts | violence | See All (2) »


Some secrets never surface


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

5 April 2018 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Menace en mer See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dawn's Light,USA,BondIt See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This will be the fifth collaboration of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Past films include Universal Soldier (1992), Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) (V)_ and The Expendables 2 (2012). See more »


Edited from Crimson Tide (1995) See more »

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Shoot to thrill
3 June 2018 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

'Black Water' really surprised me. It's easily one of the best entries in the filmography of its two stars in this decade. Comparisons to the old days are quite useless, because I wouldn' expect someone who is almost 60 to put his foot in other people's faces a lot - apparently some fans do, and that's the bunch with the low ratings. The movie does not feature any kicks, look elsewhere for that. Instead, 'Black Water' is an intense thriller with psychological tension (okay, and a lot of ammo used as well). Agents from different sides are locked in a submarine with their enemies, some may be double agents, most of them don't tell the truth, so the captain and many others have a hard time guessing who is on who's side - and then, in the extremely narrow space, chases and deadly shoot-outs take place.

Jean-Claude Van Damme as Wheeler is the hero here, while Dolph Lundgren as Marco is a prisoner whom Wheeler releases although he doesn't know anything about him, believing "my enemies' enemy is my friend - probably" which is a good example of how the movie never lets his characters walk on safe ground. Small grudges like the embarassing love scene aside, a good movie that did not need a big budget due to its confined location (almost completely taking place inside the submarine) and a clever script.

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