Kevin Costner rescues the girl from Dennis Hopper's oil tanker lair. Hopper dies shortly afterward when his jet-ski collides with two other smokers' jet-skis. The group find Dry Land and settle there, but Costner goes back to the sea. What's good about the ending, though, is that dry land is the top of Mount Everest. Therefore, by leaving, Costner will not find any other dry land.