Deepwater (2005)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  9 June 2005 (USA)
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A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Banyon
Herman Finch
Nurse Laurie
Ben Cardinal ...
Officer Newhall
David Ross ...
Sheriff Stoddard
Merv Hanson ...
Officer Gray
John Boncore ...
Joe Littlefeet
Dan Gottfriedson ...


After recovering from a twisted ankle, the drifter Nat Banyon hitchhikes on the road, trying to reach Wyoming, where he dreams of owning an ostrich farm. However, an incident in a bar results in him stealing a car from the guy that was beating him up. He heads to Wyoming, but on the way he sees a car accident and saves the driver Herman Finch, who owns the Deepwater Hotel. While spending the night in the hotel, Nat is arrested by the police, but Finch releases him from jail and proposes to Nat to paint his hotel. In return, he gives an old blue Chrysler Newport to Nat, and lodges and feeds him in the hotel. While painting the hotel, Nat becomes obsessed with Finch's wife, Iris, and discovers that Finch is a loan shark and corrupt. Furthermore, he hatches a scheme involving a car dealer (Walnut) and his partner, the Indian Joe Littlefeet in the local casino. After the mysterious death of a local and a policeman that had issues with Finch, Nat decides to leave Deepwater; but Iris ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beneath the surface, the truth lies...


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violent images and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deepwater - A Cidade do Medo  »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Nat leaves the bar just before stealing the Red Thunderbird, he doesn't have his crutch. Then at the motel the next day, the crutch is somehow behind the seats of the car. See more »


[first lines]
Nurse Laurie: Wow, ostriches.
Nat Banyon: You ever tasted one?
Nurse Laurie: No.
Nat Banyon: They're awfully good. Like beef, but more better.
Nurse Laurie: That's disgusting.
Nat Banyon: Could be. All I know is they pretty much raise themselves. Livestock of the 21st century, they say.
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Deep something
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nat (Black) is a stand up kid from his point of view. Which is about the only point of view during the entire movie. He is traveling to California to start over and build a life when he meets Finch (Coyote) and his very young wife Iris (Maestro) who run a hotel called Deepwater, among other side jobs, in rural America. Finch convinces Nat to stay and help fix up the place. Nat gets all sorts of ideas about the other characters. But in the end, everything is not as it appears for Nat. The psychological plot of the film is kept at bay while the seasoned acting keeps your attention over the length of the film. Some action aficionados would find it boring. I would classify it more as a drama than a thriller.

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