According to the incredible true story of the biggest oil catastrophe in history.
The Deepwater Horizon platform runs non-stop to take advantage of the 800 million liters of oil in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Mike Williams, an electrician on the platform and father of a family, knows the risks of his job but trusts the professionalism of his boss Jimmy Harrell. On the other hand, everyone is suspicious of the company renting the platform led by Donald Vidrine, who only thinks of his benefit. When the company decides against the opinion of the technicians to move it too quickly, they are far from suspecting that the 5 million barrels under their feet are ready to explode … Will the only courage of Mike and his colleagues suffice to Limit the damage and save what can still be?