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Dead Calm (1989) (Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear)

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Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman
Rae Ingram
Sam Neill Sam Neill
John Ingram
Billy Zane Billy Zane
Hughie Warriner
Rod Mullinar Rod Mullinar
Russell Bellows
Joshua Tilden Joshua Tilden
Danny
Michael Long Michael Long
Specialist Doctor
Lisa Collins Lisa Collins
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl


Written by
Terry Hayes Terry Hayes
(screenplay)


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A good movie

2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 15:28
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. The most interesting thing about this movie is that it was starring a very young Nicole Kidman. She would give her breakthrough performance in this movie opening her the doors of Hollywood and she would never look back afterwards. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, even though it was ... read more
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John Ingram and his wife Rae, who's recovering from an auto accident, are on their sailboat, becalmed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Their leisurely isolation is interrupted by Hughie, the lone survivor of a sinking black schooner they spot one morning. Hughie's story doesn't quite gibe, so John boards the schooner to investigate, where he discovers the real truth. When Hughie wakes and realizes where John is, he takes control of the Ingram yacht from Rae, and motors off towards the horizon. Can Rae regain control of the boat and find John before the schooner sinks?
Release date: 7 April 1989
UPC: 085391187028
Tags: Thriller (14), Drama (5), 1989 (5), Based On Novel (4), Australian (4), 1980s (3), Suspense (3), Sex (3), Ocean (3), Nudity (3), Flare Gun (2), Diving (2), Sinking Boat (2), Ship On Fire (1), Rape (1), Psycho Killer (1), Psychotic (1), Evil Man (1), Male Rear Nudity (1), Billy Zane (1)
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A good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. The most interesting thing about this movie is that it was starring a very young Nicole Kidman. She would give her breakthrough performance in this movie opening her the doors of Hollywood and she would never look back afterwards. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, even though it was maybe nothing really ground-breaking, it was a really solid and entertaining thriller. In fact, many noticed the similarities between this movie and, ‘Nóz w wodzie’, the really impressive debut delivered by Roman Polanski and I think it is a good thing that I saw this movie first as it allowed me to enjoy it more. Eventually, it must be one of the very few movies starring Billy Zane in which ” read more

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