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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 | sea | schooner | survivor | See more »

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High Seas. Deep Terror. See more »

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Thriller

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear  »

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$7,825,009 (USA)
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Trivia

Before filming began, Nicole Kidman took lessons from the owner of the Storm Vogel on how to operate the ship. During the storm sequences near the end of the film, she is actually piloting the yacht. See more »

Goofs

Before Rae and Hughie move on the floor to have sex Rae and Hughie are fully clothed. When they drop onto the floor Hughie is naked while Rae is only partially dressed. 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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Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda (uncredited)
Written by Hugo Peretti (as Peretti) / Luigi Creatore (as Creatore) / George David Weiss (as Weiss) / Albert Stanton (as Stanton) (Essex Music)
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy BMG Music International
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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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