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An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems. Written by
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Billy Zane starred in two other films also involving a sinking ship and some kind of love triangle: Titanic (1997) and Survival Island (2005). In all three films, he plays the more menacing of the two men and the woman chooses "the other guy" over him. See more »
When Rae pulls John aboard, it is dark, yet the side of the yacht is brightly lit. See more »
Merry Christmas, Captain Ingram.
Merry Christmas, Eric.
Merry Christmas, sir...
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The producers wish to thank the owners of 'Storm Vogel' for the use of their yacht as the 'Saracen' and Keith Williams, the staff and management of Hamilton Island. See more »
An exceptional thriller that will stand the test of time.
Dead calm is an 'edge of your seat' thriller with above-average acting from Kidman, Neil and Zane. It's hard to imagine a film that captivates your attention and sustains it for an hour and a half with just three characters. Not an easy feat by any stretch, yet that is what Philip Noyce accomplishes with this film. The script is very good indeed, but it is the Director who manages to create the right kind of tension to keep the viewer interested throughout. The music score is also beautifully haunting and the cinematography excellent. I found myself holding my breath and feeling the same emotions the actors were conveying. All of these characteristics come together to produce an exceptionally thrilling movie. I watched this movie over a dozen times and enjoyed every viewing. It's that good!
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