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Dead in the Water (2002)

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With the guilt of a young man's death on their hands, three friends see their relationship disintegrate as each vies for survival by trying to kill one another.


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Complete credited cast:
Sebastian DeVicente ...
José Wilker ...
Renata Fronzi ...
Lavínia Vlasak ...
Brazilian Beauty
Pedro Leitão ...
Helicopter Pilot
René Bittencourt ...
Coast Guard (as Renê Bittencourt)
Jânio Souza Ricardo ...
Boat Pilot
Fat Guy in House (as Gustavo 'Guga' Lipsztein)


In Rio de Janeiro, Gloria is an ambitious young woman, whose father is bankrupted. When the son of his business partner, Marcos, arrives in Rio, her father asks Gloria to have a trip with him in their boat Boa Vida. Gloria, her boyfriend Danny and their common friend Jeff get Marcos in his hotel and they go to Angra dos Reis. While in the sea, they drink Caipirinha and beer, and Gloria flirts with the wealthy Marcos. The jealous Danny sees they kissing each other, throws Marcos in the water with a lifebuoy and drives the boat to a distant island to scare Marcos. However, they have a problem with the propellers and when they return to the spot, they do not find Marcos anymore. Afraid of the consequences of his possible drowning, they discuss alibis and how to resolve the situation, shattering their relationship in an environment of high-tension and selfishness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rich. Beautiful. Deadly. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hullák a vízben  »

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2.35 : 1
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Remake of Knife in the Water (1962) See more »

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A surprising tale of what can happen when you least expect it!
16 October 2001 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

This film takes place in Rio, Brazil. Four young people are having fun on a boat outside the city. Something happens and one of the members is thrown off. The others race away just to have their little revenge. But the unexpected happens, the boat brakes down and when they finally reach back to pick up the fourth member he is nowhere to be found. This results in a feud between the other three with a shocking ending!

A terrific tale which almost everyone can relate to one way or the other. Good cast and good performance by the actors.

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