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The Deep End (2001)

A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.

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Carlie Nagel (as Raymond Barry)
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Paige Hall
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Dylan Hall
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Sue Lloyd
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Barrish Brother (as Franco Delgado)
Kip Ellwood ...
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Margot Krindel ...
Amber Lloyd
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With her husband perpetually away at work, a mother raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some violence and language, and for a strong sex scene | See all certifications »

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Bleu profond  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$141,852 (USA) (10 August 2001)

Gross:

$8,821,782 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Trivia

Margaret's date of birth is November 5, 1960. That's also Tilda Swinton's date of birth. See more »

Goofs

Alek is suspended upside down after the car crash, but the blood is shown to have run up his face, from forehead to chin. See more »

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[forcing Margaret to watch a video of Beau and Darby having sex]
Alek 'Al' Spera: Like movies?
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Jack Livesey Jack Livesey See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #10.26 (2013) See more »

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Swan Lake, Op. 20, Finale
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Megatrax Music/Unlimited Classics
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Too much control!
20 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Who came up with the summary, "spirals out of control"? Margaret, is, if anything, too much in control! One waits throughout the movie for her control to break. Who put her in charge of her son's destiny? Why is she willing, even at the moment she "speaks the truth" in all but this one respect, to specify HERSELF as the one responsible for her son's lover's death? She'll do anything to help him go on to college as a music major, but she won't be able to shield him always from the consequences of his own bad judgment. And perhaps her horrified expression as she watches the video reflects this realization as much as it does her visceral horror at the activity taking place. He is the one who is "spiraling out of control"--HER control. She is trying, presumably at her husband's behest before he shipped out, to make & keep the world safe for her family. But their domestic tranquility is built on a foundation of corruption--that of nearby Reno & its gambling enterprises & related criminal activities. Perhaps at the end when she breaks down & weeps, she is finally letting go of her "sense of control," along with her innocence, which has been compromised much more deeply than that of her son.


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