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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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Joel Garcia
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Anna
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Les
James Roach ...
Guy in the Electric Wheelchair
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Rosa
Henry Harris ...
Mr. Gibson
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Victor
Eva Rodriguez ...
Victor's Wife
Erick Vigil ...
Victor's Son
Edgar Rodriguez ...
Victor's Son
Angélica Castell ...
Victor's Daughter
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Pat
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Alice
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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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Sometimes, life happens by accident. 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)

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$1,723,319 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Eric Stoltz spent three months in a wheelchair in preparation for his role in this movie, and stayed in the chair throughout filming as well. See more »

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Anna: Come on, I had a good time. Really. We saw a movie!
Joel Garcia: A bad, bad, bad, bad, bad movie.
Anna: Well, the dinner was... pretty bad too. Yeah. The whole day kind of sucked, didn't it?
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Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, 1st Movement
Performed by Claudio Arrau
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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Funny and poignant
8 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes and William Forsythe play three very different men brought together into a hospital ward after each of them has received a paralyzing injury. This is a great film based on the true life experiences of writer/co-director Neil Jiminez. This isn't your typical, sappy, uplifting film about men overcoming personal tragedy. The characters here aren't idealized. They aren't saints. They are alternately angry, confused, prejudiced, self-pitying or funny: in other words, real human beings. This is perhaps the best film ever about men in wheelchairs, but don't let that image scare you. This film is both funny and poignant. Don't miss it.


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