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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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Sugar
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Cordereau Dye ...
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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
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Rev. Ferris Grouse (as Leland Jones)
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Church Piano Player
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Dr. Austin
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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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2 August 2001 (USA)  »

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A Toda Prova  »

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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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Thaniel Battle: [Noticing a picture of Jesus on the wall] Who's da white dude?
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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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Wonderful
11 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with the people here who said the Christian message was too bold. It fit right in with the story; some people in this world really do live their faith and take it seriously. This movie is about real people with real struggles. This is not fluff. The church scenes sent shivers down my spine, and I cried at the end. The soundtrack is beautiful. This is the kind of movie that should be nominated for an Oscar. But of course it's too subtle for the average movie-goer I guess (not violent or sexy enough).


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