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Dead Calm (1989)

Cast: Glen Ruehland, Glen Ruehland, Glen Boswell, more...
Director: Phillip Noyce, Phillip Noyce
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Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre: Foreign, Australia & New Zealand
Running Time: 96 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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Synopsis
Grieving over the death of their son, a married couple decide to take a long yachting trip for relaxation's sake. Their journey takes a dark turn, however, when they rescue a young man from a drifting vessel. The couple soon discover that the other ship's crew had been brutally murdered by their new passenger, and find themselves in a battle of wits against this violent sociopath. Interestingly, a previous attempt had been made at adapting the novel that inspired this film by none other than Orson Welles; footage from his unfinished version, known as The Deep, can be seen in the documentary Orson Welles: The One-Man Band. ~ Judd Blaise, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

yuck by cruzer June 23, 2004 - 11:09 AM PDT
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1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Not sure how I came across this one...
maybe looking at vintage Kidman movies?!
Anyway this film yucks.
Seems like they couldn't make their mind if this
will be a thriller or a horror movie.
So they give you a bit of both.
And then they kill an innocent 3 year old
at the very beginning with the flimsiest excuse
(except maybe tasteless buckling up advocacy).
And the unexplicable sex scene.
sigh... at best this is a standard thriller with lots of close up-come-surprise type of shots.
And the end of course is the most ridicilous of all,
but you learn to expect it by then.





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