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The Pool (2001)

Swimming Pool - Der Tod feiert mit (original title)
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School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they ... See full summary »

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Sarah
Elena Uhlig ...
Carmen
Paul Grasshoff ...
Greg (as Thorsten Grasshoff)
John Hopkins ...
Frank
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Kim
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Martin
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Chris
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Mel
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Mike
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Svenja
Bryan Carney ...
Carter
Maximilian Grill ...
Diego
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Catherine
Jan Vlasák ...
Kadankov
Daniel Wurm ...
Tommy
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School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they intend to throw the best party of their lives. The idea to stage the party in Prague's biggest swimming pool is illegal but cool. And when Gregor, the laid-back leader of the group thinks an idea is good, then no-one else from the group objects. But what begins as the night of all nights quickly turns into a life and death struggle, as the friends come to realise that death itself is on the guest list... A mysterious masked killer sets a hunt in motion that ranges through the facility's halls and corridors. As the kids panic it begins to dawn on them that the killer must be one of them... Written by Anonymous

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Evil has surfaced.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, substance abuse and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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4 October 2001 (Germany)  »

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Trivia

In the scene where Mel waits for Martin in the gym, the words "Have a Nice Day" can be seen etched on the killer's machete. See more »

Goofs

The condition and fractures in the glass that Greg tries to break in the restaurant keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Don't feel too bad. When I first came here, they used to tease me, too. Remember, they used to call me "The Little Farm Girl?"
Frank: Yeah, but that's different. You're dating Gregor.
Sarah: I'm just saying you should lighten up.
Frank: What do you suggest I do?
Sarah: Well, you can't have Gregor. He's already spoken for. Plus, I really don't think you're his type.
Frank: Am I... your type?
Sarah: No,
[smiles]
Sarah: but in another life?
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Connections

Followed by The Pool 2 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatever Happened To The 80's
Written and Composed by I. Knollmann / G. Knollmann / A. Siedenbiedel / E. Herwig / J.D. Poggemann.
Performed by Donots.
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Not a bad little slasher
10 May 2005 | by (Mineola, NY) – See all my reviews

A little old school 80's slasher, a little post-Scream modern slasher, mix, add water and you get something like this killer-in-a-mask slasher. Very formula in a slightly different setting, lots of pretty teens, this time at a large indoor pool (hence the title) are being stalked. And this time an English language German movie filmed in the Czech Republic with an international cast of young pretty actors.

It was played straight, and built some nice tension which was nice like the slasher pics of old A good amount of blood, but light on the gore and only one very brief flash of nudity are the bad traits it has inherited from the post-Scream generation of slashers.

A sequel is coming up. I assume that will also be set at a pool (since it being called Pool 2), or perhaps the same pool. Add a little gore and T&A next time around folks.

If you enjoy competently made slasher films that don't stray too much from the formula then you should find this a pleasant 90 minute diversion.


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