MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,556 this week

Dead in the Water (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  4 December 1991 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Prominent lawyer Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important, prosperous law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay) (as Eleanor E. Gaver) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 501 titles
created 06 May 2011
 
a list of 5680 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 345 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 817 titles
created 07 Apr 2012
 
a list of 3645 titles
created 14 May 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dead in the Water (TV Movie 1991)

Dead in the Water (TV Movie 1991) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dead in the Water.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary
Devlin (TV Movie 1992)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a mayoral candidate is assassinated in New York, Frank Devlin has more than a professional interest in the case: Devlin and the candidate's father are bitter enemies. The investigation... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Bryan Brown, Roma Downey, Lloyd Bridges
Fever (1999)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A struggling artist (Parker) is implicated in a string of macabre murders.

Director: Alex Winter
Stars: Henry Thomas, David O'Hara, Teri Hatcher
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.

Director: Phil Joanou
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson
Momentum (TV Movie 2003)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A man with telekinetic abilities meets a group of people with similair powers.

Director: James Seale
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Teri Hatcher, Grayson McCouch
Running Mates (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tom Selleck is a governor who is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura Linney, Nancy Travis
Sweet Talker (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy.

Director: Michael Jenkins
Stars: Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Justin Rosniak
Kinsey (2004)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell
Dreamgirls (2006)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy
Tilda (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A powerful Hollywood journalist and an upstart creative assistant.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Diane Keaton, Ellen Page, Sanaa Lathan
The Brotherhood (TV Movie 1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An inside look at the day-to-day events of a contemporary crime family and the strike force that tries to bring it down.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Lisa Burnett, Teri Hatcher, Denise Kerwin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charlie Deegan
...
Laura Stewart
...
Olivia Deegan (as Anne DeSalvo)
...
Victoria Haines
...
Lt. Frank Vaness
...
Lou Rescetti
...
Edie Meyers (as Anna Thomson)
Ron Karabatsos ...
Mike Welch
Daniel Reichert ...
Jack Homelin
...
Prosecutor
...
Hotel Clerk
Ralph Oliver ...
Trial Judge
...
Judge Griffin
Michael Kaufman ...
Neurosurgeon
C.H. Evans ...
Lodge Manager
Edit

Storyline

Prominent lawyer Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important, prosperous law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose father made all the wealth and all the power, is living and berating him at every opportunity and that greatly upsets Charlie. So when his lover, Laura, jokingly suggests that they get rid of Olivia, Charlie thinks, being a successful lawyer, that he can actually create a fool-proof plan. In this plan, he must incorporate a socialite named Victoria whom he detests, but she can help him get into the court and be part of the plan for Olivia. But dreams of judgeship, money and Laura makes him proceed. However, things never turn out as planned and he may not be as smart as he considers himself. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When it comes to murder, nobody's perfect.


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der perfekte Mord  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Charlie Deegan: I'd stick this pencil through my eye before I'd touch a hair on her head.
Jack Homelin: Justice should be blind, Mr. Homelin, not the Defendant.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Down Memory Lane with Veronica Cartwright (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sometimes you get away with murder and live to regret it.......
8 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Dead in the Water" plays like a fine episode of "Columbo". Right from the start we know the murder's identity, and the fun is watching the guilty party's perfect murder slowly unravel. The acting by all is very good, and the deliberate pace lends itself to strong character development. Since none of the characters is likable, and their motives all self serving, the intermingled black humor is quite welcome. Special mention must be made of the musical score, and opening credits sequence, which are both top notch. You could do far worse for an evenings entertainment than "Dead in the Water. I recommend taking a look at this one. - MERK


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Veronica Cartwright to appear at Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention filmnoirfugitive
Discuss Dead in the Water (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?