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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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Peter Donat ...
Jack Hall
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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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Loan Officer
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Barrish Brother (as Franco Delgado)
Kip Ellwood ...
Male Nurse
Margot Krindel ...
Amber Lloyd
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Bleu profond  »

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Box Office

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

This is a remake of the 1949 Columbia film, The Reckless Moment, starring Joan Bennett and James Mason, directed by Max Ophuls. Both films were based on the story "The Blank Wall" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Beau can be heard off camera practicing his trumpet then immediately ceases to appear on camera to speak with his mother. A bottle of valve oil is in his hand and one valve of his trumpet has been removed, presumably to oil. However, the time that elapses between his playing and appearance on camera is way too short for him to remove a valve from his trumpet. See more »

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Margaret Hall: We don't have the money.
Alek 'Al' Spera: You have to get the money. Is that not clear enough?
Margaret Hall: It's $50,000. It is not the kind of thing that everyone can just go out and get.
Alek 'Al' Spera: Have you spoken with your husband?
Margaret Hall: He can't be reached. He's on a carrier somewhere in the nor - This is truly none of your business.
Alek 'Al' Spera: What about the old man? Well, you have to try harder.
Margaret Hall: "Try harder?"
Alek 'Al' Spera: I don't think you're really trying.
Margaret Hall: Really?
Alek 'Al' Spera: Yes.
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Jack Livesey Jack Livesey See more »

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Featured in Anatomy of a Scene: The Deep End (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Swinton rocks in a true twisted thriller!
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is like a great term paper: it flows like fire-water from a heated pitcher. I bought it on a caprice, only to rivet myself to the screen unexpectedly. Tilda Swinton is absolutely flawless (not to mention Visnjic) in a very strange tale about a mother's endless desire to protect. Not that I consider it a true flaw, but I would have liked for Margaret to tell Beau exactly why things had been so screwy and deadly for the past two days. The opportunity arises at the very end but she decides not. For me, I certainly would have explained to a seventeen-year-old boy that if he screws around with derelicts in seedy closets, people die. It's sort of an important part of growing up. However, directors McGehee and Siegel decide to omit that part. While the film is a must for thrill-seekers, I really felt that the boy should have been let in on the sticky, lethal web his juvenile lust did spin. BUT TILDA ROCKS! Just like this movie.


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