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Dead Calm

R In Theaters 11/29/2003 , 97min.
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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

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