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|Written by||Rob Mecarini|
|Directed by||James Oxford|
|Starring||Antonio Sabato Jr.
|Theme music composer||Nathan Furst|
|Country of origin||United States|
Phillip J. Roth
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Original network||Sci Fi Channel|
Ghost Voyage is a 2008 horror television film produced for broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States. Its cast includes Antonio Sabato Jr., Deanna Russo, P.J. Marino and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. The story contains many elements of an updated Outward Bound and Between Two Worlds.
The plot deals with nine strangers, most of whom are engaged in criminal and/or morally questionable acts, who wake up on an abandoned cargo ship with no memory of how they arrived there. The ship's steward explains the rules to them. The unfortunate passengers soon find out that the ship is haunted by malevolent spirits and that they've each been brought there for a particular reason. The spirits immediately take those who have committed great sins (i.e. murder, adultery, etc.).
Six of the strangers die because they broke a rule. The remaining 3 learn that they are actually dead. The steward congratulates them for not breaking any rules, and then explains what is happening. According to an old legend, people who have committed sins are transported to this ship after they die. The sea tests them to see if they have learned from their lives. Those who pass the test are given a second chance at life. Those who don't have their spirits swallowed by the sea and are thrown into Hell.
Working together, the three retrieve a boat on the cargo ship and set sail. More demons attempt to kill them on the sea. One of them is sucked to hell after being selfish, and the other two survive and get a second chance. They get back to their lives but have no memory of the events on the ship and do not remember each other when they meet. The last scene shows the steward explaining the rules to the next set of strangers, implying a continuous cycle.
- Antonio Sabato Jr as Michael
- Deanna Russo as Serena
- Nicholas Irons as Nicholai
- P.J. Marino as Raymond
- Adrian Neil as Simon
- Julian Berlin as Jessica
- James Patric Moran as Ronnie
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Steward
- Shattuck, Kathryn (2008-01-26). "What's On Tonight". The New York Times.
Seven strangers awaken to find themselves aboard a haunted ship adrift at sea. They can return home if they solve its deadly riddle, but each has only one chance to do so. Deanna Russo and Antonio Sabato Jr. star.
- "TV Today". Philadelphia Inquirer. 2008-01-26.
Hope floats — and so does purgatory in this new thriller. Antonio Sabato Jr. stars as one of seven people who wake up aboard a haunted ship. There’s bad news, very bad news, and worse news. They’re dead.
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