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The Waterdance (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1992 (USA)
A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »

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A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that go with it, especially Joel, whose lover Anna is having as difficult a time as he is. As Raymond reveals a dream about dancing on the surface of a lake to stay afloat, it becomes apparent that each of them must find his own Waterdance to survive his tragedy. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Imagine being trapped inside your own body. Imagine being set free. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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13 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Horos se taragmena nera  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,313, 15 May 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,723,319
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This is a semi-autobiographical film for co-director Neal Jimenez who became a paraplegic after a hiking accident. See more »

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Raymond Hill: If a man's got a problem with race, it means he's ignorant and fearful. Right? You're a writer, tell him!
Joel Garcia: Could just be a zinc deficiency.
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Warm, human US film. They don't make it like this anymore!
16 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a nice surprise. Good actors deliver superbly the tough work they are meant for. They are all people with kinetic problems, recovering from accidents. They have to live with each other - yet they are so different characters.

There is depth in this film. Support, dignity, bitterness, self-sarcasm - yes, the film even dares to be humorous in some parts, and it scores again, without being stupid or anything. Actually this is a great film about a difficult subject, people having to confront a new reality: loss of half body's movements...

This is not another stupid US drama, this has got a heart!


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