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Waterproof (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 August 2001 (USA)
A mother flees to her hometown after her son gets into trouble.

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Tyree Battle
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Cordereau Dye ...
Thaniel Battle
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Gang Kid #1
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Viola Battle
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Natty Battle
Anthony Lee ...
'Brother Big' Battle
Lou Criscuolo ...
Garage Manager
Al Wiggins ...
D.C. Detective
Gil Johnson ...
Chris Hardwick
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Rev. Ferris Grouse (as Leland Jones)
Darrell Harlee ...
Church Piano Player
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Dr. Austin
Whitney Tucker ...
Tyree, 6 years old
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Eli Zeal is a bitter Jewish shopkeeper who is shot during a hold-up attempt by the 11-year-old son of a single mother in Washington, DC. Distraught and with nowhere else to turn, the boy's mother Tyree Battle kidnaps the wounded Zeal and along with her son, flees to her small hometown of Waterproof, Louisiana - and a family she hasn't seen in years. Thrust into the unfamiliar world of the deep south, Zeal finds himself surrounded by Tyree's brothers - one battling a severe brain injury, the other an angry alcoholic - her hundred year old grandfather and a mother of irrepressible faith. But, as they work to nurse Zeal back to health, dark shadows begin to emerge from the family's past - forcing them to confront a dreadful secret that has torn them apart. Written by Cloud Ten Pictures

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Eli Zeal is about to learn that to err is human... and to forgive divine.

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Paul Newman, 'Jack Lemmon' and Gene Hackman were originally up for the role of Jewish store owner Eli Zeal. See more »

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Chris Hardwick: [Speaking to Eli Zeal] There's not many a man who would get shot and then come visit the family responsible.
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At the end of the credits, there is a shot of Eli Zeal's Jewish store. On the front window is a sign that says "For Sale" See more »

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Waterproof
25 March 2004 | by (Walnut Creek, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Picked up for distribution in 2001, "Waterproof" is Cloud Ten Pictures' finest achievement in its library. It should have garnered a limited, or even a platform, release because of superb acting by all, the finest elements of cinematography I have ever seen, great direction my Barry Berman, and a move shot in the real location of Waterproof, Louisiana. Along with a gospel message, fine score, and beautiful songs of Southern Gospel, "Waterproof" is a movie experience that will be greatly received by all who see it. **** out of **** (Even this is far better than Cloud Ten's "Left Behind" series)


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