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A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tilda Swinton ... Margaret Hall

Goran Visnjic ... Alek 'Al' Spera

Jonathan Tucker ... Beau Hall
Peter Donat ... Jack Hall

Josh Lucas ... Darby Reese

Raymond J. Barry ... Carlie Nagel (as Raymond Barry)

Tamara Hope ... Paige Hall

Jordon Dorrance ... Dylan Hall

Heather Mathieson ... Sue Lloyd

Holmes Osborne ... Loan Officer

Richard Gross ... Deputy Sheriff

Kip Martin ... BYD

Frankie Loyal Delgado ... Barrish Brother (as Franco Delgado)
Kip Ellwood ... Male Nurse
Margot Krindel ... Amber Lloyd
Michael Pizzuto ... Heavy-Set Officer
Tajma Soleil ... Female Nurse
F.W. McGehee ... Music Teacher
Jill Mattson Classical Ballet of Lake Tahoe ... Swan Lake Dancers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Halpin ... Placer County Detective (uncredited)

Georgann Johnson ... 50ish Woman (uncredited)

Kandeyce Jorden ... Swan Girl (uncredited)

Scott McGehee ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)

David Siegel ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Scott McGehee  (as Scott Mcgehee)
David Siegel 
Writing credits
Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (novel "The Blank Wall")

Scott McGehee (written by) (as Scott Mcgehee) and
David Siegel (written by)

Produced by
Laura Greenlee .... co-producer
Eileen Jones .... associate producer
Mindy Marin .... associate producer
Scott McGehee .... producer (as Scott Mcgehee)
Robert H. Nathan .... executive producer
David Siegel .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Nashel 
Cinematography by
Giles Nuttgens 
Film Editing by
Lauren Zuckerman 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
Production Design by
Kelly McGehee  (as Kelly Mcgehee)
Christopher Tandon 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Wenz 
Costume Design by
Sabrina Rosen 
Makeup Department
Katrina Chevalier .... hair stylist
Raqueli Dahan .... key makeup artist
Lisa Rogers .... additional makeup artist
Raqueli Dahan .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
Megan B. Agosto .... post-production supervisor (as Megan Agosto)
Debbie Brubaker .... production manager: San Francisco
Beth DePatie .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... second assistant director
Todd Corman .... assistant director: second unit
Gerard Facchini .... second second assistant director (as Gerard A. Facchini)
Christopher James Hall .... second assistant director: San Francisco (as Christopher Hall)
Mike Kitchens .... first assistant director: San Francisco
David N. Schrager .... first assistant director
Jason Newmark .... additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Charles Bloomfield .... construction
Paul Cardona .... construction
James Carpenter .... construction
Xaime Casillas .... lead scenic
Matthew Cavaliero .... additional assistant props
Ray Curtis .... construction
Earl Douglas .... construction
Kip Ellwood .... swing
Ellen Freund .... property master
Harlan Mack .... swing
Andon Major .... painter
Richard T. Olson .... assistant props (as Richard Olson)
Rod Olson .... construction
Dwane Platt .... lead man (as Dwane Brion Platt)
Jeff Schonfield .... painter
John White .... construction
Christina Ann Wilson .... assistant art director (as Christy Wilson)
Sound Department
Mike Anderson .... foley recordist (as Michael Anderson)
David Franklin Bergad .... supervising sound editor (as David Bergad)
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Frank Canonica .... supervisor: machine room
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer: San Francisco
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Piotr Filipowski .... sound effects editor
Anna Geyer .... assistant dialogue editor
Aura Gilge .... sound effects editor (as Aura Belle Gilge)
Chris Gridley .... assistant sound editor
Nathan Gunn .... assistant sound editor
Etina Hom .... boom operator: San Francisco (as Etina Horn)
Rick Kahn .... supervisor: transfer room
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Rinella .... foley mixer
Jack Serino .... boom operator
John Shepphird .... boom operator
Patti Tauscher .... foley editor
Viet Tran .... operator: transfer room
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer (as Christine Tucker)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... special effects: FX Concepts Inc.
Visual Effects by
Jessica Abroms .... visual effects technical supervisor: PDI
Gianni Aliotti .... digital artist: PDI
Richard Chuang .... visual effects supervisor: PDI
David L. Goodwine .... visual effects production coordinator: PDI
John Hanashiro .... visual effects editor: PDI
Jason Heapy .... visual effects producer: PDI
Mel Kangleon .... digital colorist: PDI
Chris Trimble .... digital compositor: PDI
Philip R. Garrett .... visual effects production assistant: PDI (uncredited)
Peter Epstein .... utility stunts
Dale Gibson .... stunt coordinator
Robert Jauregui .... utility stunts
Ben Jensen .... stunt coordinator
Ethan Jensen .... utility stunts
William S. Judkins .... utility stunts (as William Judkins)
David Dustin Kenyon .... precision driver: driving sequence
Kay Kimler .... utility stunts (as Kay Kimmler)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cynthia Bystrak .... second company grip (as Cynthia N. Bystrak)
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
Tim Durr .... best boy electric (as Timothy R. Durr)
John Emory .... company grip (as Jon L. Emory)
Patrick Farrell .... additional company grip
Warren Feldman .... additional photographer
Warren Feldman .... second assistant camera
William H. Hobson .... company grip (as William Hobson)
Michael Hoffer .... additional company grip
Steve Hurson .... assistant camera: second unit
Renaldo Jackson .... lamp operator
Brook Johnson .... gaffer: San Francisco
Matthew Kenney .... lamp operator (as Matthew S. Kinney)
Richard Lacy .... additional photographer: second unit
Dwayne McClintock .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Paul Meehan .... dolly grip
Sabrina Merics .... additional second assistant camera
Chris Moseley .... underwater photographer
Brad Peterman .... assistant camera
Michael Pizzuto .... key grip
Elizabeth Rogers .... camera loader
Andrea Ruane .... company grip (as Andi Ruane)
Pablo Santiago-Brandwein .... company grip (as Pablo Santiago)
Moulaye Sene .... lamp operator (as Idrissa Moulaye Sene)
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Christopher Slater .... additional company grip
Peter Burgess Smith .... lamp operator
Andrew D. Stadler .... second assistant camera: San Francisco (as Andy Stadler)
Rob Sweeney .... director of photography: second unit
Paige Thomas .... camera operator
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Everett Blix .... extras casting
Everett Blix .... local casting
Amanda Harding .... casting associate
Nina Henninger .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Chestnut .... costume supervisor
Hayley Stuppel .... on-set costumer
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... first assistant editor: San Francisco (as Megan Agosto)
Debra Light .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Robert Marty .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Dana Mulligan .... assistant editor
Martha Pike .... assistant editor
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Scott Ansell .... music recordist (as Scott Ansel)
Ronnie Buttacavoli .... musician: trumpet, "En Forme de Habanera"
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Michael Farrow .... music mixer
Jerry Leonard .... musician: guitar
Nelson Padgette .... musician: piano, "En Forme de Habanera"
Amy Sheldon .... music coordinator
David Torn .... musician: special textural music (as Splatter Cell)
Patrick Zimmerli .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Dennis Clark .... driver
Jason Fornal .... driver
Ed Jones .... driver
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... driver (as William Laszko)
Melvin G. Liel .... driver
Glenn Mack .... transportation coordinator
Patrick Maguire .... driver
Nathan Serratore .... picture car coordinator
Larry Smith .... driver
Chris Tolladay .... driver
David D.B. Wilson .... transportation captain (as David 'DB' Wilson)
David Dustin Kenyon .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Ms. Tilda Swinton, Mr. Gorin Visnjic and Mr. Johnathan Tucker
Kent James Stewart Barber .... additional location manager (as James Barber)
Sivan Baron .... assistant to director
Brian Berry .... medic
Buffy Beyer .... assistant production coordinator
Rhonda Bingham .... paymaster
Dale Cannedy .... assistant to producers
Carmel Cathi .... stand-in
Bundy Chanock .... lifeguard: San Francisco
Bundy Chanock .... set medic: San Francisco
Francisco Cortes .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Jeff DiPaolo .... craft service (as Jeff Di Paolo)
Terri Fredlund .... production assistant: San Francisco
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Hayley Goggin .... key set production assistant
Paul Gugliuzza .... medic
Kent Hamilton .... insurance: Truman Van Dyne Company
Sebastian Harms .... title designer
Robert Hawk .... production consultant
James Jaber .... boat wrangler
Brent Jones .... production accountant
Ryan Khavari .... assistant to producers
Kimie Kimura-Heaney .... production assistant: San Francisco (as Kimie Kimura-Heany)
Kristen Lamantia .... office production assistant
Jack Livesey .... Jack Livesey
David Logie .... chef: S&H Catering (as Dave Logie)
Hatch Logie .... chef: S&H Catering
Jill Mattson .... choreographer
Dana M. Michaelsen .... first assistant accountant (as Dana Michaelsen)
Stephen Monas .... production counsel: Business Affairs Inc.
Maggie Muzio .... production assistant: San Francisco
Jason Newmark .... set production assistant (as Jason B. Nemark)
Jenna Piccolo .... production counsel: Business Affairs Inc.
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Jendy Stewart .... location assistant
Christian W. Thompson .... production coordinator (as Christian Thompson)
Jay Townsend .... runner: Los Angeles
Gloria M. Uribe .... locations: second unit (as Gloria Uribe)
Terry Wyner .... location manager
Dwayne Zajonc .... helicopter pilot
Joshua B. Porter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sandy Stoltz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Clark Aganon .... special thanks
Brian E. Conley .... special thanks
Chris Cullens .... special thanks
David Dotson .... special thanks
Anne Friedberg .... special thanks
Gregory Goodman .... special thanks
Dane Holweger .... special thanks
David Dustin Kenyon .... special thanks
Mary Lonergan .... special thanks
Richard Lonergan .... special thanks
Eric Mas .... special thanks
Michael McCusker .... special thanks
Beth McGroarty .... special thanks
Michael Mueller .... special thanks
Robert Ted Parker .... special thanks
Patricia Perbetsky .... special thanks
Bronwyn Preston .... special thanks
Howard A. Rodman .... special thanks (as Howard Rodman)
Roger Schwed .... special thanks
Israel Segal .... special thanks
Mike Shannon .... special thanks
Steve Shurtz .... special thanks
Blossom Siegel .... special thanks
Aron Warner .... special thanks
Pete Wittlinger .... special thanks
Paul Zaentz .... special thanks
Pamela Zeh .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for some violence and language, and for a strong sex scene
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Brazil:16 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R13 | New Zealand:M (TV rating) | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #38386)
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Did You Know?

Margaret's date of birth is November 5, 1960. That's also Tilda Swinton's date of birth.See more »
Continuity: After being slapped around, when following Alek with her son, the blood on Margaret's lip disappears and reappears several times.See more »
[forcing Margaret to watch a video of Beau and Darby having sex]
Alek 'Al' Spera:Like movies?
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Reckless Moment (1949)See more »
En Forme de HabaneraSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A mother will do just about anything to protect her child, 13 June 2009
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Tilda Swinton stars in "The Deep End," a 2001 film also starring Goran Visnjic of 'ER' fame and Peter Donat. It's a modern remake of Max Ofuhls "The Reckless Moment." Swinton plays Margaret Hall, a busy mother in charge of three children and her father-in-law (Donat) while her naval husband is away at sea. Her older son Beau (Jonathan Tucker) is gay, and when the film starts, he has just been in a terrible car accident with his drunken boyfriend Darby (Josh Lucas). Margaret goes to see him at a nightclub, The Deep End, and asks him to stay away from her son. Though we don't see the scene, she offers him $5,000 to do so. That night, he comes to see Beau, and a fight occurs. After Beau goes back to his house, Darby falls off the peer, impaling himself on an anchor. Margaret finds the body the next day and gets rid of it in the ocean and drives his car to another location. But someone knows that Darby was there, and Margaret is visited by a blackmailer, Goran Visnjic, who represents himself and his partner, and he wants $50,000, or he will give a video of Beau having sex with Darby to the police.

This is a story about unfinished thoughts, about a woman who does what she feels she has to without thinking it through. "If you're having feelings -" she says to her son, "My husband wouldn't understand -" she says to Visnjic about Beau, but never completes the sentence. She lives in a world where sometimes, it's easier not to know - or there's no time to really figure it out - and just cut to the situation.

Someone on this board said this is a film that can be appreciated on many levels, and that's true. The level I'll offer is that the Swinton character is forced by circumstances to live in the moment and just take care of things as they come up - be it blackmail, her father-in-law collapsing, finding a dead body. She's the master of split-second decisions. When Visnjic orders her to "try harder" to get the $50,000, she admits that "yes, maybe I'm not trying hard enough. Maybe you can tell me how I can try harder between driving to ballet and soccer practice, trying to reach my husband..." He eventually sees what her life is, and, as the crux of the film, the two form an important bond.

Tilda Swinton gives a brilliant performance, an underplayed one, of a woman who internally is on the verge of a nervous breakdown but externally holds it together for her family. When she goes to her father-in-law for money - $50,000 - as usual, she doesn't finish the whole thought, and he gives her $80 from his wallet. She only smiles and thanks him. When she finally breaks down, for the last reason one can imagine from the beginning of the film, she finds support from an unlikely person - who also has to keep it together amidst personal turmoil.

One more thing - someone else on this board commented that there were many negative comments on this film from people looking at it from a technical point of view. That is the reaction I had from reading comments on "The Reader." There is an emotional aspect to film. Some of us would rather get into the characters more than the lighting. I guess you'd say it's just another level of appreciation.

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