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Head Above Water (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 25 June 1997 (USA)
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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A comedy about keeping your ex-lover a secret, your husband in the dark and your head above water. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some moments of strong violence | See all certifications »
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In the original, Norwegian version the female main character (played by Lene Elise Bergum) was topless for at least half of the movie. This was not the case in the Hollywood version. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Remake of Head Above Water (1993) See more »

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Sail On Sailor
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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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