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Release Date:
4 October 2001 (Germany) See more »
Evil has surfaced.
School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kristen Miller ... Sarah
Elena Uhlig ... Carmen
Paul Grasshoff ... Greg (as Thorsten Grasshoff)
John Hopkins ... Frank

Isla Fisher ... Kim

Jason Liggett ... Martin

Jonah Lotan ... Chris
Cordelia Bugeja ... Mel

James McAvoy ... Mike
Linda Rybová ... Svenja
Bryan Carney ... Carter
Maximilian Grill ... Diego
Anna Geislerová ... Catherine
Jan Vlasák ... Kadankov
Daniel Wurm ... Tommy
Marek Libert ... Kadankov's assistant
Karel Belohradský ... Security guard
Josef Pejchal ... Oliver (as Josef Pejchl)

Directed by
Boris von Sychowski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryan Carrassi  adaptation dialogue
Lorenz Stassen 
Boris von Sychowski 

Produced by
Vaclav Eisenhamer .... line producer
Benjamin Herrmann .... producer
Hanno Huth .... executive producer
Werner Possardt .... producer
Original Music by
Johannes Kobilke 
Cinematography by
Notker Mahr 
Film Editing by
Sabine Mahr-Haigis 
Production Design by
Gerald Damovsky 
Art Direction by
Martin Vackár 
Set Decoration by
Lukas Lehoucka 
Michal Svoboda 
Costume Design by
Marion Boegel 
Makeup Department
Linda Eisenhamerova .... assistant hair stylist
Linda Eisenhamerova .... assistant makeup artist
Václav Frank .... assistant hair stylist
Václav Frank .... assistant makeup artist
Ivo Strangmüller .... key hair stylist
Ivo Strangmüller .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jiri Husak .... unit manager
Herbert Linkesch .... post-production supervisor
Herbert Linkesch .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Gironi .... second assistant director
Eva Kadankova .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jan Kodera .... leadman
Dita Lampová .... assistant art director
Jiri Macke .... property master
Sound Department
Hubert Bartholomae .... sound re-recording mixer
Hubert Bartholomae .... supervising sound editor
Petr Forejt .... production sound mixer
Andreas Musolff .... sound effects editor
Margit Pfeiffer .... dialogue editor
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist
Roman Rigo .... boom operator
Philipp Sellier .... foley editor
Norbert Zich .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
Jim Healy .... special effects supervisor
Gabriela Horská .... special effects coordinator
Martin Kubricht .... special effects
Roman Tudzaroff .... special effects technician
Jirí Vojtech .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Lutz Lemke .... 2D artist
Marian Mavrovic .... 2D artist
Angela Reedwisch .... visual effects producer
Steven Stueart .... digital film scanning
Michael Tischner .... 2D artist
Pavel Cajzl .... stunt double
Jindrich Klaus .... stunts
Ladislav Lahoda .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Arnautov .... gaffer
Stefan Biebl .... Steadicam operator (as Stefan Bibel)
Jindrich Cipera .... first assistant camera
Ladislav Duben .... first assistant camera
Alexander Fischerkoesen .... underwater camera operator
Jirí Hanzl .... still photographer
Lucie Havlikova .... clapper loader
Ladislav Hruby .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Borivoj Klecka .... best boy gaffer
Jan Rehanzl .... grip
Ervin Sanders .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stefan Stefanov .... key grip
Jens Winkler .... assistant underwater camera
Casting Department
Maja Bockhoff .... casting: Germany
Urvashi Chugani .... casting assistant
Eva Kadankova .... casting: Czech Republic
Danielle Roffe .... casting: UK
Laurie Shapiro .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Matthias Adamek .... costume designer: killer costume
Editorial Department
Christa Garmeier .... negative cutter
Ingrid Lingenberg .... color timer
Sárka Nemcová .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Johannes Kobilke .... orchestrator
Andy Ludyk .... music coordinator
Bernd Ruf .... conductor
Bernd Ruf .... orchestra contractor
Tabea Schilling .... orchestra contractor
Johannes Wohlleben .... score engineer
Johannes Wohlleben .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Miroslav Caslavka .... driver: props truck
Jiri Husak .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Pavel Backovsky .... production accountant: Czech Republic
Ivanka Fialova .... payroll accountant (as Ivana Fialová)
Jan Hadrbolec .... location manager
Michael Hurst .... script polishing (as Mike Hurst)
Susanne Kaiser .... production coordinator
Katerina Lahodova .... production assistant
Norbert Maass .... sales manager: Senator Film
David Mamula .... video playback engineer
Pavla Marková .... script supervisor
Vera Matousova .... production coordinator: Czech Republic
Sylke Nitz .... post-production accountant
Sylke Nitz .... production accountant
Jürgen Schepers .... unit publicist
Stephanie Thon .... title designer
Claudia Walter .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Swimming Pool - Der Tod feiert mit" - Germany (original title)
"Water Demon" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, substance abuse and brief sexuality/nudity
89 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Carmen:[flaunts her breasts to Frank] Just like a movie, isn't it?
[Frank approaches to touch them, but Carmen slaps him]
Carmen:That's it, Frank. Just like a movie. Just look, don't touch.
[looks at Greg]
Carmen:Unless it's a special occasion.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Average dumb slasher, 10 October 2008
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

The Pool is a mindlessly watchable if not too impressive slasher, interesting for its cast and location as well as some of its kill scenes. The cast includes a pre stardom James McAvoy and pretty Australian Isla Fisher in a multi national blend that also contains some pretty bad acting. Thorsten Grasshoff makes for a particularly irritating smooth guy and of the rest only Elena Uhlig, who plays a mildly interesting cold, classy European, makes much of an impression in no small part due to her being quite a fine woman. There's also a cop pottering about and complaining repeatedly about, "damn kids", but he isn't too relevant. This varied bunch have a party at a swimming complex that leads to an inevitable spree of death and the film is pretty fast paced with some nice kill sequences. Its never particularly gory in the sense of gruesome effects but it does have a fair amount of bloodshed and the kills are usually quite vicious with a few standing out because of a good streak of nastiness. This is a pretty average film, with many obnoxious characters and stupid lines. Though the direction is pretty decent the script is very generic, production line stuff with little of interest. No one is that sympathetic and the ending is flawed on numerous levels. The ending is what really sinks this one, as the film could have been an overall neat experience had the final showdown come up with the goods but in fact its climax is pretty lame, beneath even something like the gob smacking end of Hide And Go Shreik and any serious slasher fan will likely remember that one. Another problem is the baffling lack of nudity. For a film about a drunken pool party to lack mindless nudity is jut a waste and it kinda grates. Still, there are a lot worse out there and at least this film tries. Possibly worth a look to slasher devotees, others will likely not be too impressed.

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