2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)

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Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Sean Murdoch
Heidi von Palleske ...
Cora Fell
Nigel Chan
Hal Eisen ...
Martine Quiller
Derek Ritschel ...
Michael Johnson ...
Daniela Nolano ...
Morris Durante ...
Jules Delorme ...
Sandy Kaizer ...
Piero Didiano ...
Convict Tom
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Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally insane inmates. Murdoch's other problem: someone has planted bombs aboard the vessel. Murdoch's acrimonious relationship with the prison warden lends extra drama to the story. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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26 August 1997 (Canada)  »

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"2103: The Deadly Wake" is the second time actors Malcolm McDowell and Michael Pare have co-starred together in a sci-fi movie. The first movie was Roland Emmerich's "Moon 44". See more »


Tarkis removes his company badge from his lapel and throws it onto the floor. A few shots later, the badge is back on his lapel. See more »


Captain Sean Murdoch: In Heaven they'll say I was captain, I'm to blame... and I'll agree. But in Hell... In Hell, they'll smile and greet me. "Welcome Captain!" They'll say. "Mags Clifton is waiting over there. Do what you need to make her pay." I live for the day I go to Hell.
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Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and lyrics by William Blake
Arranged by P. Rutherford
Published by Chappell Music
Music Licensing by Chris Stone Audio Productions Ltd.
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Dead Men Tell No Tales
16 February 2003 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Dark Ocean is an overlooked little gem in the realm of SF low budget movies. It tells the story of a captain with a drinking problem (Malcolm `Clockwork Orange' McDowell) who gets a new ship. His employer, the world's largest producer of chemicals, has to get rid of certain forbidden substances, so they hired him and a crew of rogues to sail into the open sea near Africa – and sink the ship. The captain isn't too happy when he finds out about that – because he and the whole crew are supposed to stay on board (dead men tell no tales). `Dark Ocean' certainly is inspired by various dark SF movies about prisoner (space) ships. It starts like one of those typical thrillers (`I drink too much, because I failed on my last mission, my wife has left, the world is bad…'), but then it gets more and more original. McDowell's presence is enormous and helps to make the movie more memorable. At IMDB, they don't want me to give away the ending. In this case, it's very simple to obey the rule, because: I watched the ending, but didn't understand it. It's unexpected, weird and mystical – open to interpretation. Let me know when you found the meaning of it. Meanwhile, I vote 8/10.

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