12 user 2 critic

Curacao (1993)

George C. Scott and William Petersen are expatriates living in Curacao. Their bound together by an understanding that each is hiding from a dangerous past.



(novel) (as James David Buchanan), (screenplay) (as James David Buchanan)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Al is hired by an acquaintance who happens to be the local mob boss to track down his own brother who's wanted by the mafia for the murder of an important gangster figure. Is blood thicker than water?

Director: Nick Vallelonga
Stars: Michael Biehn, William Petersen, Leo Rossi
Kiss the Sky (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two professionals, Jeff and Marty, take a business trip to the Philippines. Their deep dissatisfaction with their lives leads them to forsake their friends and families for a return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: William Petersen, Gary Cole, Sheryl Lee
Passed Away (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.

Director: Charlie Peters
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Jack Warden, William Petersen
Gunshy (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Celentano
Stars: William Petersen, Michael Wincott, Diane Lane
Haven (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray
Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny
The Beast (1996)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.

Stars: William Petersen, Karen Sillas, Charles Martin Smith
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander
Long Gone (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Director: Martin Davidson
Stars: William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney
Cousins (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young
Keep the Change (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Joe Starling,a failed artist,returns to his hometown in search of life's meaning and finds himself caught up in a number of predicaments not of his making. Along the way, Joe encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: William Petersen, Rachel Ticotin, Lolita Davidovich
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

Director: George C. Scott
Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, John David Carson
Drama | Thriller
Stars: William Petersen


Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornelius Wettering
Stephen Guerin
Van Vlaanderen
Henry Rawlings
David Dunard ...
Agent #1
Worthy Hsung (as George Kee Cheung)
Larry Stewart ...
Larry Bucklan ...
Gilbert John Sparen ...
Orlando Cuales ...
Agent #2


The island of Curaçao was discovered in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda, one of Columbus's lieutenants. The inhabitants were Indians of huge physical proportions therefore aptly called "Isla de los Gigantes" or (Islands of the Giants). Within 20 years, the name Curaçao appeared on a Portuguese map. The island remained Spanish until the Dutch conquered it in 1643. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


There's trouble in paradise. See more »


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CIA: Exiled  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The procucer of this movie arranged that it was shot in its entirety on Curaca. With a budget of US$ 7,000,000+ it was the most expensive production ever filmed on this location. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strange Accents And Doesn't Go Anywhere
21 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

What is wrong with CURACAO ( Also known as DEADLY CURRENTS though what the reasonn for the name change is I have no idea ) can probably be summed up where a woman says to her lover :

" Keep it down baby , I'm trying to sleep "

It's not the dialogue that's the problem or the way it's delivered , it's the fact the actress has has a Central European accent . Nothing wrong with that until it's revealed her character is from Philidelphia in the United States ! This what struck me about this thriller while watching it - The way accents don't match their characters . Apart from the Philly woman with a German accent we see a South African with an English accent , a local police chief who sounds like he's an Irishman impersonating a Gestapo officer and worst of all George C Scott playing someone who's either Dutch or British with an accent that sounds like it might be American tinged with South African . You soon give up following what's on screen and end up concentrating on what nationality a character might be due to the strange way they speak . It's interesting to note that this site hasn't given this movie a country of origin . With so many different actors from different countries you do feel that this was produced by the United Nations

Even if you're not curious about accents or dialects you'll probably have to give up following the action anyway because CURACAO is plot less . Things happen like a boat exploding , and a hostage situation and the hero being recruited as an agent for South African intelligence but you're left scratching your head wondering what the heck this is all leading to . I was lost

7 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page