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Dead Calm (1989)

 -  Thriller  -  7 April 1989 (USA)
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A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he's just slaughtered.

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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 Loring Holden <loring@healthchex.com>

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yacht | ship | schooner | sea | ocean | See more »

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In the middle of nowhere there is nowhere to hide. See more »

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear  »

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$7,825,009 (USA)
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Trivia

Sam Neill met his wife, Noriko Watanabe, in the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

When the row boat is being rowed to meet the white boat the sea is rough, but when the white boat is sailing to meet it the sea is completely flat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
sailor #1: Merry Christmas, Captain Ingram.
John Ingram: [returning salute] Merry Christmas, Eric.
sailor #2: Merry Christmas, sir...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) See more »

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider
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Near perfect (but for ending)
16 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I think this movie stands up very well. As when I first saw it, I think the extra thrill ending is tacked on, unnecessary. Otherwise, pacing, music, acting all combine for solid thriller. Nicole looks different, but almost more fabulous then. Revell's music is superb. Zane is great villain. Sailing knowledge seems first-rate. Tense, taut, highly recommended.


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