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Dead Calm (1989)

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

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Rod Mullinar ...
Russell Bellows
Joshua Tilden ...
Danny
George Shevtsov ...
Doctor
Michael Long ...
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Lisa Collins ...
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Paula Hudson-Brinkley ...
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Sharon Cook ...
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
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'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Benji ...
Dog (as Benji U.D. A.D.)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Try To Stay Calm. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,463,551, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,825,009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The yacht 'Storm Vogel' was used as the yacht the 'Saracen'. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the suds from the shampoo in Rae's hair disappear. See more »

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Hughie Warriner: Don't you believe me?
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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 »


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New York Turnpike
Written & Performed by Tim O'Connor
Copyright © 1988 Kennedy Miller Productions Pty. Ltd.
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Excellent thriller
22 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I really felt in suspense throughout Dead Calm. Sam Neill as the everyman and Nicole Kidman as his recovering wife were wholly believable as grieving parents taking a vacation to move past their tragedies. Billy Zane as the disturbed third wheel (see Titanic, Head Above Water) in the relationship was also very effective in his role. The suspense builds throughout and leads to a very memorable climax. Recommended, 7/10.


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