The Shallows (2016) - full transcript

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

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Is that you on the beach?

- Oh, no, no, that's my, that's my mom.
- Oh.

Yeah. She came to this beach when
she found out she was pregnant with me.

I've never been, but, uh,
it's kind of our beach.

That's my little sister.


Um, you want to see more photos?

- I can...
- Um...

It's only for your eyes.

Real. Authentic.

You're right.

Thank you.

Sorry. I'm American.

Not too many gringos here.

- Yeah, bummer.
- Gracias a Dios.

She's not coming?

Uh, my-my friend.

You know, uh, mi amiga.

You know, the girl we left
back at the hotel?

You know,
she smelled like Don Julio...

and bad choices?

She always does this to me, too.

She-she just,
she just disappears.

She's like
the-the-the fantasmo, no?

You know, you know fantasmo?

- Fantasma, con "A."
- Sí, con "A."

The whole reason I planned
to come on this trip,

con "A," was-was-was
to find the secret beach.

And now she's just stuck back
at Las Rocas

with the Irish flu.

Nursing a hangover.

Sí. Major hangover.

You-you don't like it
when someone

change your plans, do you?

No, I don't.

No, I don't,
it's just, you know.

It's not fair.

Ooh, you know why, though?

It's because I'm reliable.

- You know "reliable"?
- Uh...


Um, I am re-li-able.

Yes, bossy.

- That's me.
- Very bossy.

Hey, um...

what is this beach called?

You're not gonna tell me.


Cool. Frio.

Not possible.

It's too hot here.

No, no, you're cool.
You're being cool.

Oh, never mind, that's good.

All right, I got it.

Is this the one?


This is paradise.

Yeah. It's perfect.


This is the island

of the pregnant woman. No?

La isla?



The nose... the breasts...
and her stomach.


Yes, it is for me.


Gracias, señor, um...

- No, no, no. Por favor.
- No, please.

Please. Please, I insist.

No, no, we were going
the same way.

I live close by,
so... don't worry.

Oh, are you sure?

- Yes.
- Okay. Well, thank you.

You're welcome.

I'm Nancy.

- Carlos. Charlie.
- Nice to meet you, Charlie.

Nice to meet you.

Um, you know, have, high school.

You're in school?


I mean, I was in medical school,

but we didn't have
Spanish there, just cadavers.

I'll shut up now.

Okay, uh,
dark in a few hours, so...

Oh, I never surf at night.

And, uh, how you

getting out from here?


Who is Uber?

Never mind.
Thank you, Carlos.

Thank you again
for taking me here.

It means a lot to me.

- Okay.
- Uh, what did you say

the name of it
was again, though?

I just forgot, for some reason.




You speaking Spanish, guera?

I-I don't understand.
I'm sorry.

He say that it is hard
to paddle against the current.

Yeah, I wasn't expecting that.

I almost got caught
on the inside coming out.

- You American?
- Okay.

Sí. Sí, American.



Uh, close.


There's surf in Texas?

Yes, we have surf in Texas.

It's just not like this, though.

Hey, this is a secret break.

How you find it?

Someone told me about it
a while ago.

What's it called?

If I tell you,

I would have to kill you!

Well, that would ruin my day.

Anything gnarly out here,
I should know about?

There's some rocks over there!

There's only one tide a day,

and when the tide gets low,
it becomes an island.

There's some nasty fire coral.

It stings like a jellyfish.

Okay! Gracias.


Hey, guera...

Still have no idea
what you're saying.

He's saying that you should
come over here.

The wave breaks better.

Oh, I'm okay, I'm okay.

I'm cool here, thank you.

Careful, gringa.

It's rough out here
for a little girl from Texas.

I think I'll be all right.

iVámonos! iVámonos!

♪ I don't look for trouble,
but trouble looks for me ♪

♪ And it's been waiting
around corners since I was 17 ♪

♪ They say here comes
a hurricane ♪

♪ Trouble is her middle name ♪

♪ But I don't look
for trouble ♪

♪ Yeah, trouble looks for me ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ Hey! ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ Hey! ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪



♪ Hey! ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ I don't look for trouble ♪

♪ But trouble looks for me ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ Hey! ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ I don't look for trouble ♪

♪ But trouble looks for me ♪

♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ Trouble! ♪

- ♪ Comes a hurricane ♪
- ♪ Trouble ♪

♪ Is my... ♪

- Short crop?
- Hey!

- Guess where I am?
- Tijuana.

Oh, my God. No way.

- Mom's beach, right?
- It's just as beautiful

as she said it was.

I wish you were here.

I wish she was here.

Does that mean you're alone?

Well, I wasn't gonna come all
this way just to wuss out

because I lost my plus one.

That's how you wind up
on Nancy Grace, okay?

Excuse me.

I am supposed to be the boring,
overprotective sister.

You are supposed
to be the fun one.

Sis, the surf here, it's insane.

You would not believe
the perfect tube I just caught.

I could shoot tubes
just as good as you,

if you would just take me out!

I'll take you. I'll take you out
as soon as I get back.

I love you, sister-mama.

- I love you, too, short crop.
- Is that Nancy?

- It's Dad.
- Just tell him it's all fine, okay?

- Love you. Bye.
- Uh, no, it's, it's a friend.

Hey, Nance, don't hang up.

Give me the phone. Chloe.


Hey, Papa.

Hey, sweet pea.

Where now?


I don't know what to say, Nance.

I'm at a loss.

I don't, I don't,
I can't understand.

- I don't expect you to.
- Well, help me out, then.

I don't know. What do you, uh,
what do you want me to say?

Oh, say you're coming back.

Say you're not dropping
out of med school

after all this time,
after all this work.

- You know, just don't quit.
- Okay. Okay, Dad.

That's enough. Can we just

not do this right now, please?

It's what you love.
You help people.

Well, not everyone
can be helped, Dad.

You-you know that.

Don't do that.

Don't make this about her.

What else would it be about?

If you want to make this
about her, then you stay in it.

She was a fighter.

It's just she fought
too hard, Dad.

You know? And for what?

It all ended the same.

Just come back, Nancy.


I gotta go, okay?

- I'll see you soon.
- When?

- When?
- I don't know.


I love you. Bye.

Yeah, girl, it's getting late.

Let's go in.

I'm gonna catch
one last one. Thanks.


- Nice meeting you guys.
- See you later, guera!

Buenas noches.








Help me!

Help... me!

I'm here!

I'm here!


Yes. Yeah.


Here! Here!



Please, help me!


Come back!

Oh, God...

Oh, no, no, no.

Where are you taking me?

Too far.



You're not gonna feel
a thing, ma'am.

I just put some
Novocain injections to, uh,

numb the area, so...

you're just gonna feel
a little pressure, but...

you're not gonna
feel the stitches, okay?


Tie off the suture. Oh, yeah.

That's a nice...
that's a nice union.

One more, and then we'll
send you on your way.

Okay. Here we go.



Okay, ma'am, nice clean wrap.

Get in line, buddy.

Just keep it elevated, ma'am.

Someone's coming.

Okay, okay...
you're gonna be fine.

There we go.

Gotta get some blood flowing.

Not enough flows
in this tourniquet for you.

Come on. Come on.

There we go.

There we go.



Okay, you get
two minutes of blood flow.

Okay... okay...

Compression bandage.



Are you still out there?


Good bird.






Yeah. Yeah!


Turn around!

Come on!




Help me!

Yeah! Hey! Hey!


Call for help!

Wait, wait, wait, wait.
My backpack.

My backpack!
It's over there!

Yes! Yes!

Over there!


Please, go get it!

Yes! Yes!


Open! Inside!

Inside, the teléfono!

Telephone, please, hurry!

Come on!

Please. Please.



No, no, no.


No, come back!

Come back, you can have it!

You can have it!

Come back!

Come back! Please!

Please, help me!


Please, help me!


No, there's a shark!

A shark!

Wait! It's okay!

Just don't go!

No! There's a shark!




Shut up.

Shut up!


Stop! Get out of the water!

Get out of the water!

Get out!


Go back!


Don't worry about it!

There's no sharks here!

Stop! Stop!

Get out of the water!

Get out!

Go back! Get help!

Come on.

Come on!

Come on, come on! Swim!

Come on!

Come on, come on, swim!

Come on!

Come on! I got you!

I got you!
Come on! Come on!

Come on!

Come on!

I got you!

I got you! Come on!

Come on.

Come on.

Come on.

You're okay.

I'm helping you, little buddy.

Let me see you.

I'm not very good
at ortho, but...

it just looks
like a dislocation.

Like a separated shoulder.

I think it's the same.

We'll see, huh?

I'm just gonna
do this quick, okay?

It's gonna hurt just
for a second,

and then you're gonna be okay.

On three. Ready?




I think we did it.

Ah! Ah! Hey, hey, hey!

That's a terrible way
to say thank you.

Now you've got a chance, huh?

And here comes the tide.


That's the third time.

I got you.

32 seconds from
the whale to the rock.

Ah, ha, ha! Fuck!

iAyuda! iAyuda!

Come on, I got you!

I got you!

I got you! I got you!

Come on!

Hold on!


Someone got you.

30, 40 yards.

One-minute swim.

I can make that.

I need a head start.

This is Nancy Adams.

It's April 26, 2016.

Uh, if you find this,
please send help right away.

I've been attacked by a shark.

He's killed three
other people since I got here.

He's still circling, so...

Uh, he's got this
big old whale over here,

but that-that's the problem.

I swam right up
onto his feeding ground.

I've been bitten pretty deeply

into my-my gastroc
and quad muscles.

I have a-a deep gash
running vertically

down my medial thigh,

and then it turns lateral,
just above my knee.

And right here,
there 's one going

across my, my posterior calf.

I'm losing a lot of blood.

Gangrene is setting in.

I feel like
I'm losing my strength.

I don't think I have much time.

The-the island I'm on

is-is gonna be taken
by the tide in a few minutes.

I'm about 200 yards
off the shore.

On this beach.

I never found out
what it was called.



This is useless.

There 's a buoy...

which I'm gonna try
to swim to...

about 30 or 40 yards away.

So, yeah.


that's the plan.


If you find this,
can you just, um...

can you just delete
that first part,

and, uh, and send it to, uh,

10231 Oliver Crescent Drive,

Galveston, Texas.

That's my home.

That's-That's where my, uh,

that's where my dad
and sister live.


Hey, Pop.

Hey, Chlo.


I finally got that alone time.

Super overrated.


I mean I'm not,
I'm not totally alone.

I got this little dude.

Steven Seagull here,
keeping me company.

Show 'em your wing.

I fixed him for you, Chlo.

I just don't want
you guys to worry,

and I don't want you
to feel, um,

you know,
bad or anything, 'cause...

I love you so much,

and I miss you
more than I ever...

I ever even realized I could.

Dad, I gotta
get off this rock soon,


but I want you to know
I'm gonna fight.

I am.

Just like she taught us.

You were right.

I love you.

I love you so much.

Time to go.

It's okay. It's okay.

You got it. Good job.

You're gonna make it, buddy.

You're okay.




Oh, you're kidding me.

You didn't like that,

'cause it stings like jellyfish.

This is my head start.

Come on...

Come on!


No, no, no, come back.

Come back.

Oh... come back.

Come back.

Come on.

Come back.

This is Nancy Adams.

It's April 26, 2016.

Uh, if you find this,
please send help right away.

I've been attacked by a shark.

He's killed three other people
since I got here.

I'm losing a lot of blood.

I feel like I'm losing
my strength.

I love you more, short crop.

I'll be home soon.

No way.
Mom's beach, right?

Not everyone can be helped.

I don't want you to feel,
you know, bad or anything.

I gotta go, Dad.
I'll see you later.

Hey, sweet pea.
...she was a fighter.

I could shoot tubes...

I'm gonna fight,

just like she taught us.


Where are you?

Fuck you.

Oh, shit.

No... no!




iPapá! iPapá!


iÁndale! iÁndale!

Relax. Relax.

Breathe. Breathe!

I'm okay.

Ready to get wet, Dr. Adams?

Well, we'll see about that.


Ma would be proud of you.

Both of you.

Thanks, Papa.

Time to go.

♪ But there's
a scream inside... ♪

Do you think I'll
ever be as good as you?


♪ I don't wanna die, no,
I don't wanna die ♪

♪ I don't wanna die ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ And I don't care
if I sing off-key ♪

♪ I find myself
in my melodies ♪

♪ I sing for love ♪

♪ I sing for me ♪

♪ I shout it out
like a bird set free ♪

♪ No, I don't care
if I sing off-key ♪

♪ I find myself ♪

♪ In my melodies ♪

♪ I sing for love,
I sing for me ♪

♪ I'll shout it out
like a bird set free ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh... ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh... ♪

♪ I'll shout it out ♪

♪ Like a bird set free ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh...
oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh... ♪

♪ Oh, oh ♪

♪ I'll shout it out
like a bird set free ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh... ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh... ♪

♪ Oh, oh... ♪

♪ I'll shout it out
like a bird set free ♪