Skip to main content
Dead Calm Movie Poster
Plot, Details & Awards

Dead Calm

R In Theaters 11/29/2003 , 97min.
Share this movie on

Plot & Details

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.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Drama,Thriller
  • Run Time: 97min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 11/29/2003
  • DVD Release Date: 12/14/1999
  • Distributor(s): Warner Brothers
  • Director(s): Phillip Noyce
  • Starring: Sam Neill , Nicole Kidman , Billy Zane
  • Themes: Trapped or Confined,Woman In Jeopardy,Nightmare Vacations
  • Tone: Disturbing,Paranoid,Atmospheric,Claustrophobic,Menacing,Tense
  • Keywords: stranger, yacht, couple, maniac, passenger, sociopath, stranded
  • Country of Origin: USA (04-07-1989)
  • Language: English

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X