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A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

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Baltasar Kormákur

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Aaron Kandell (screenplay by), Jordan Kandell (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shailene Woodley ... Tami Oldham
Sam Claflin ... Richard Sharp
Jeffrey Thomas ... Peter Crompton
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Christine Crompton
Grace Palmer ... Deb
Tami Ashcraft ... Tami Ashcraft
Siale Tunoka Siale Tunoka ... Customs Agent
Kael Damlamian Kael Damlamian ... Smiley
Lei-Ming Caine Lei-Ming Caine ... Outrigger Girl
Neil Andrea Neil Andrea ... Crewman
Apakuki Nalawa Apakuki Nalawa ... Musician
Tim Solomon Tim Solomon ... Musician
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Storyline

Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love. Written by STXfilms

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Fight for survival. See more »


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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | Iceland | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 July 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A la deriva See more »

Filming Locations:

Suva, Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,603,039, 3 June 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,445,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,045,012, 12 August 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

It was not until after 18 days, by which time she had pumped out most of the water, that she found the sextant and watch, by which she was then able to navigate. See more »

Goofs

During a scene when Tami and Richard are watching a sunset, Tami references Bob Ross when poking fun at Richard. However given her time traveling overseas from 78-83 this couldn't have been a pop reference she knew. See Bob Ross's Joy of Painting was in production from 1983-1994, Season 1 ran from Jan 11th - Mar 29th 1983 and Season 2 ran from Aug 31st - Nov 23 1983. The first season of The Joy of Painting aired on many PBS stations across the east coast, but the audience was small. It ended up moving to a new home on public television. This time, at WIPB in Muncie, Indiana. Their initial trip would take them back to her home in San Diego and be home by October. Given these factors it's highly unlikely anyone on that side of the world would have heard of a new (low viewership) show that was Broadcast by non-commercial public television stations. See more »

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[repeated line]
Tami Oldham: Richard?
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Featured in The Making of 'Adrift' (2018) See more »

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Flamenco Sketches
Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Miles Davis
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Perfectly structured, beautifully acted
7 June 2018 | by owanitallSee all my reviews

I was a little worried going in that knowing the true story would dull the impact. I didn't need to. As I was watching the movie, I found myself forgetting all about it. That's the power of great acting and story telling. The structure of the film was brilliant. Starting with the aftermath of the hurricane and then alternating between the story of Tami and Richard falling in love and building a relationship and the one of them trying to survive worked on many levels. It helped give both stories a sense of time passage while keeping the film moving at great pace. The alternating scenes informed each other. But even more importantly when the two stories converged they did it so perfectly at the moment so precise, the impact was twice as strong. Of course none of this would have worked if the acting weren't so heartbreakingly real. Shailene Woodley made everything Tami felt so vivid and palpable, it was like I felt it with her. She was assisted beautifully by Sam Claflin in what I consider the definition of a great supporting performance. He was given little to work with and some questionable quality lines (which he magically stripped of all cheese). Yet he made Richard a living, breathing human being, so loving and lovable, that when Shailene's Tami was smitten by him, it was impossible not to be smitten along with her and not to feel everything else she felt for him.


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