In the future, the Earth is engulfed with water when the polar ice caps melts, leaving the lands and civilization beneath the sea. In “Waterworld” drifters sail across the waters of the world on their man-made ships, trading for supplies and salvaging what is left of civilization, communities of survivors lives in towns called “Atolls” and a force of evil pirates “The Smokers” travel across Waterworld in search of a mythical island called “Dryland”. Arriving at a Atoll, a mysterious drifter without a name called The Mariner is sentenced to death when the community discover he is a mutant. When the Atoll is attacked by The Smokers led by their evil leader Deacon, a woman named Helen and her adopted daughter Enola bribes The Mariner to take them to Dryland, believing The Mariner has been there. But the Mariner, Helen and Enola are pursued by Deacon and the Smokers, when The Mariner learns the tattoo on Enola’s back is in reality a map that will lead them to Dryland… —IMDb
Describing his childhood as that of a typical Air Force brat and the oldest of 2 brothers and a sister, Kevin Reynolds graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a B.A. and then a J.D. (law degree) in the early 1970s. His father was a tenured psychology professor and University vice-president, who later became the school’s president and present (as of February 2000) chancellor. After law school, Reynolds practiced law in Austin for a couple of years but decided that his love for movies was too strong to allow him to continue be a lawyer. He packed all of his belongings in his car, drove to Los Angeles, and enrolled in USC film school, where he was later recognized for a student film (which later became Fandango (1985)) and befriended future actor-director Kevin Costner. When Steven Spielberg happened to run across Reynold’s student film on one occasion, he gave Reynolds a shot at directing a full-length version of the film, which was the mildly cultish road comedy, Fandango… read more
Costner made his film debut at age 19, in the 1974 film, Sizzle Beach, U.S.A., although the film was not released until 1986.
Costner made a very brief cameo in the 1982 Ron Howard film Night Shift, he is listed in the credits as ‘Frat Boy #2’ and appears at the climax of a frat-style, blow-out party in the New York City morgue, when the music is suddenly stopped by a frantic Henry Winkler, Costner can be seen holding a beer and looking surprised at the sudden halt of celebration.
He appeared in a commercial for the Apple Lisa and Table for Five in 1983, and, the same year, had a small role in the nuclear holocaust film Testament. Later, he was cast in The Big Chill and filmed several scenes that were planned as flashbacks, but they never made it to the final cut. His role was that of Alex, the friend who committed suicide, the event that brings the rest of the cast together. All that is seen of him are his slashed wrists as the mortician dresses his corpse in the movie… read more