MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,984 this week

Undertow (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller | Drama  -  24 March 1996 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 361 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 202 titles
created 19 Jul 2011
 
a list of 3 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 12 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 4732 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Undertow" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Undertow (TV Movie 1996)

Undertow (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Undertow.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A daydreaming businessman named Thelonius Pitt takes a vacation in the Redwood Forests of California. The morning after he arrives, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman named Melanie. She... See full summary »

Director: Terrell Tannen
Stars: Ned Beatty, Mia Sara, Michael Madsen
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red
Stars: Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross
The Set Up (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Charlie Thorpe, a security systems expert, gets caught during a robbery. When he is released from jail he is hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system during the refurbishing of a... See full summary »

Director: Strathford Hamilton
Stars: Billy Zane, Mia Sara, James Russo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A veteran reporter is investigating the disappearance of a photo-journalist who was covering a civil war in Africa. The only clue is a roll of film he left behind. The reporter soon realizes he may have bitten more than he can chew.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: John Savage, William Hickey, Mia Sara
The Maddening (1996)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Burt Reynolds finally goes completely insane in this psycho-horror flick about a deranged father who'll stop at nothing to protect his family's secrets.

Director: Danny Huston
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Mia Sara
Body Parts (1991)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Director: Eric Red
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney
Blue Steel (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara
By the Sword (1991)
Adventure | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts, Mia Sara
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

An erotic thriller about a promiscuous radio sex therapist who is dragged into blackmail by a young hustler.

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips
Stars: Kate Vernon, Robert Prentiss, Bill Allen
Turn of Faith (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The story of three friends who grew up in the same tough neighborhood and chose three very different paths. Joey became a cop, Frank became a priest, and Bobby went into the family business... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara, Costas Mandylor
The Surgeon (1995)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Small boy witnesses his brother being killed in surgery, grows up to become a monster with a scalpel.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Sean Haberle
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his young wife. As the storm rages on, tension mounts in the small cabin. Matters reach a climax when Jack falls for the beautiful woman and tries persuading her to escape with him. Soon, the situation escalates into deadly violence... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Just below the surface lies a deadly trap.

Genres:

Action | Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi apo ton efialti  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the hurricane sequence, the wind has enough force to blow windows out of the house, but the nearby trees are standing perfectly straight and not a leaf is moving. Bright sunlight can be seen in the treetops in several shots. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
dull and contrived
27 February 2004 | by (SP, Brazil) – See all my reviews

just below the surface lies what? a simply awful movie is what.

as other viewers have justifiably commented, the storm sequences are just plain ridiculous. chopping already sodden firewood in the pouring rain? now that's smart. menace? foreboding? sexual tension? for those read dull & contrived, dull & contrived and dull & overly contrived.

i want to say thank god for mia sara's shower scene but in retrospect i think the producers of the film, having seen the completed mess realised that they had to put something in to make it half way worthwhile at all. so it just becomes yet another contrivance. do yourself a favour and give this a miss.


1 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's your favorite scene from Undertow? UCIElitist
Discuss Undertow (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page