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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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Linda Rybová ...
Svenja
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Diego
Anna Geislerová ...
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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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, substance abuse and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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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

Martin is in the ventilation ducts and is trying to slide past the machete. It is along his leg several inches above the bottom of his shorts when the machete is pulled back slicing his leg. However, in the closeup it cuts just above the knee on bare skin, but in the wider shot the machete is still up on his shorts. See more »

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Greg: I'm sorry, Sarah. I didn't know your father was still an issue. You don't talk about it anymore.
Sarah: So I should cry about it everyday, that way you can remember?
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Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.
15 March 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

As long as you don't go into this expecting too much you shouldn't be disappointed. Yes, it's a stock-standard, generic, clichéd B-grade slasher flick. The cast is pretty unlikeable which makes it hard to even care who lives or dies. The "teenagers" all look in their mid to late 20's (expect for Isla Fisher, who really is a very talented Aussie actress, but maybe I'm biased).

A lot of the characters have obscure accents which can make it a little hard to understand what the hell they are saying at times. The killer does kinda look like the killer/s out of "Scream" but I guess they're starting to run out of costume ideas. The machete was a strange weapon of choice, not exactly easy to conceal.

Oh look, I could go on and on about this movie's flaws but instead I'll just say this: if you're looking for half-naked chicks, horny, drunk guys and a few brutal, bloody murders then look no further!

I will commend the person who thought up the water slide scene though. It should be inducted into "The Most Original Way to Die in a Movie" hall of fame. As a female all I can say is "That's GOTTA hurt!!!".

The pool complex itself is beautiful, modern and luxurious but we don't even get to see it until about 40 minutes into the movie. Wish the pool I worked at was half as groovy! 6/10 for effort. At least they tried...


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