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Head Above Water (1996)

 -  Comedy | Thriller  -  25 June 1997 (USA)
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A prominent judge, his wife, her ex-lover, their neighbor and a dead body that complicates their lives.

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In this dark comedy, a supreme court judge (George) and his very young wife (Nathalie) are on vacation at her family's summer home on an island. When the caretaker, her childhood pal, Lance, takes George on a fishing trip an old flame (Kent) shows up to surprise Nathalie while she's alone. After a night of drinking Nathalie awakes to find Kent, naked and dead in her bed, just as her husband and Lance are arriving. Panicked, Nathalie hides the body but as everyone finds out it just leads to more trouble as they try to dispose of the body and eventually discover what really happened to her ex. Written by nurpin

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some moments of strong violence | See all certifications »
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ESP 56,774,192 (Spain)
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The movie is based on the Norwegian movie _Hodet Over Vannet (1993)_. Nils Gaup, director of the original, said about it: "Twice Hollywood has remade my films, and both times they have managed to make the worst movie ever." The other movie being Pathfinder (2007). See more »

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At the very end of the credits, after the copyright notice, there's an additional scene showing Lance's bird, Mo, on a cliff near the shore, chewing on the remains of Kent's postcard. See more »

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Very entertaining dark comedy
24 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the performances in this film. Harvey Keitel again proves his tremendous range. Cameron Diaz is a very talented comedic actress and her makeup is very skillfully applied in this film. Billy Zane is again a third wheel (see Dead Calm and Titanic) but this time it's a comedy. The plot twists and turns are great fun to follow. 8/10.


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