Black Water Transit

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Black Water Transit
Directed by Tony Kaye
Produced by Michael Cerenzie
Christopher Eberts
Kia Jam
Robert Katz
Paul Parmar
Arnold Rifkin
Written by Matthew Chapman
Starring Laurence Fishburne
Karl Urban
Brittany Snow
Aisha Tyler
Stephen Dorff
Release dates
  • May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13) (Cannes)
Running time
100 mins
Country United States
Language English
Budget $23,000,000[1]

Black Water Transit is a 2009 crime drama film based on the novel of the same name by Carsten Stroud. It is directed by Tony Kaye and stars an ensemble cast including Laurence Fishburne and Karl Urban.


In post-Katrina New Orleans, shipping executive Jack Vermillion (Fishburne) finds himself getting more than he bargained for after agreeing to help feds expose smuggler and all-around bad seed Earl Pike (Urban).[2]


At various points in the film's development, Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson were attached to star.[2]


Filming took place in and around New Orleans between June and August 2007.[2] Filming locations included the French Quarter, the 9th Ward and local military installations.[2]


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