Ghost Ship (2002)

Directed by: Steve Beck

Written by: Mark Hanlon & John Pogue


Gabriel Byrne
.... Captain Sea Murphy
Julianna Marguilles .... Maureen Epps
Ron Eldard .... Dodge
Desmond Harrington .... Jack Ferriman
Isaiah Washington .... Greer
Alex Dimitriades .... Santos
Karl Urban .... Munder
Emily Browning .... Katie Harwood
Francesca Rettondini .... Francesca

Release Date: Theatrical: October 25, 2002




A salvage crew of people in a tugboat bumps into an old long lost abandoned cruise ship where people were accidentally killed in 1962.
They try to tow it back to land and while they do so strange events starts to occur.
One of the crew people named Maureen Epps (Julianna Marguilles) is mysteriously seeing this little girl who was once aboard the ship in various places.
Plus there are some dead bodies spotted as well as blood dripping out of leaky holes.
The crew also finds gold in the ship and thought they hit luck. But suddenly their tugboat explodes and they are trapped on the ship but then they try to get it running.
But everyone realises that although the people on board of the ship back in 1962 were dead but their souls still remained there and the ghosts of those people are leading them to their deaths.
A ghost of the little girl Maureen encountered named Katie Harwood (Emily Browning) tries to warn her about the ship and also takes her back in time when the deaths have happened as it was taken over by a group of evil demonic mobsters killing everyone on board.
Katie has no choice but to destroy the ship before her life is taken as well.


Although this remake of the 1952 cult classic looks interesting at first with interesting scenery with neat effects it is a real drag.
It's very dull with no interesting storyline, just people researching a haunted ship without a solid plot.
Otherwise this film is pointless.

The acting is nothing special with this one yet it isn't terrible either.
Emily Browning seemed convincing as the spirit of the young girl named Katie Harwood as she delivered her character well enough.

Francesca Renttondini exposes her breasts when she is a ghost trying to lead one of the crew people to his death.

In the beginning of the film people are sliced and diced by a wire in an outdoor ballroom of the ship.
There are rotted corpses washed up in the ship.
A guy is impaled as well as Francessa is hung on a hook attached to her chin.
Lots of blood too.

Steve Beck delivered some jumps here and there but he could've made this clunker alot better than what it was.
However he does show a good impressive prologue with the people partying and ballroom dancing on the ship with Francesca Renttondini  being involved with all of this and then great shots on the deadly accident caused by a wire cutting people from the ballroom of the ship.

John Frizzel seems to compose his music alot better than with the storyline and shows his talents on a good basis.

We have sountracks by hardcore groups like Monica Mancini, Edwin and the Pressure, Mudvayne, Natalia Oeiro and John Frizzel.

Jack Ferriman: Last month I was out in the middle of the Strait when I came across this.
Epps: Congratulations. You found a boat. In the middle of the ocean, of all places.

Munder: I just think I shit my pants.
Dodge: No, you always smell that way.

[first lines]
Greer: I can't hold her much longer, Murph. Port bow is heeling. She's taking on way too much water.

Dodge: You smell that? I smell bullshit!

Epps: Not the same as flying weather planes over ice sheets is it? What's the appeal?

Epps: You mean, what's a nice girl like me doing in a dump like this, instead of raising a family? Simple. I own a third of Murphy's operation, I'm not that nice, and these monkeys... are my family.

Munder: Who the fuck you kidding Greer. Everybody knows you Navy boys take it up the ass.

Epps: After you.
Murphy: No, after you.
Munder: No, no, no, no, no. After me.

Jack Ferriman: You okay? You seem quiet since you came back.
Epps: I think I saw something I couldn't possibly have seen.
Jack Ferriman: Like what?
Epps: No, it's crazy. It doesn't matter.
Jack Ferriman: No, I'm curious, tell me.
Epps: I think I saw a little girl.
Jack Ferriman: On, on the, the boat?

Epps: Have you told anyone else about this?
Jack Ferriman: Not a living soul.

Murphy: I do know one thing. I've seen strange things happen in the strait. But I know something else. Sea gives you an opportunity you take it.

Murphy: These Italian liners, ya know, they couldn't compete for speed, so they built these floating art palaces instead.

Jack Ferriman: Looks like someone used it for target practice.
Epps: That's the happy version.
Jack Ferriman: What's the not-so-happy version?
Epps: There were people in there.

Epps: Wanna hear something funnier? We just found a bunch of dead guys floating in the laundry room.

Greer: Earlier, when I was doing my recon, I could swear I heard a women's voice singing to me. It was like she was, like she was coming on to me or something.
Munder: Oh, no.
Greer: It was the sexiest voice I ever heard, man.
Santos: She got any backup singers?
Munder: Brother, whatever you're on, get me some!
Dodge: I think maybe you're not quite ready to get married, Greer.

Munder: Where's your empathy?
Dodge: Winners do not empathize with losers.

Dodge: Can I tell you something else? When we get back I'm gonna take my money and I'm gonna buy you a bathtub.

Greer: Francesca, I know all of this isn't real. So I'm just gonna go with it, okay? Can't cheat on your fiancée with a dead girl, right?

Epps: Oh, God, you really are a fucking ghost.

Katie: We're all trapped here.
Epps: Who?
Katie: My shipmates and I.

Katie: You must go at once. Leave the ship while you still can!

Santos: Because of the plan, I'm trapped on this dreamboat of yours. So, you know what? You're coming along for the ride!

Jack Ferriman: Well, you live for her. You willing to die for her?

Epps: I saw that little girl again.
Jack Ferriman: What? Where?
Epps: I must be losing my goddamn mind!

Dodge: I shot Ferriman, he's dead.
Epps: Yeah, don't be so sure Dodge!

Munder: What's with the heart?
Epps: Found it. Belonged to this little girl.
Dodge: What girl?
Epps: She told me to get off this boat.
Jack Ferriman: You mean she's talking to you now?
Munder: What the hell are you guys talking about?

Dodge: Hey, check this out.
Munder: Hey, it's a watch. Congratulations, buddy.
Dodge: No... look again you moron! It's a digital watch. Do the math. They didn't have digital watches in 1962.

Epps: Call me if you need anything.
Dodge: How about a pizza?
Epps: [sarcastically] You're SO funny!

Jack Ferriman: You're pathetic.

[last lines]
Epps: No!