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9 January 2007 (USA) See more »
Special Agent Jennifer Beck is a intrepid FBI agent who is assigned to solve the case of a multimillionaire couple missing daughter... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jennifer Beals ... Special Agent Jennifer Beck

Jonathan Goad ... Agent Andy Hunter
David Storch ... Mike Waters

Shauna Black ... Julia Waters
Stuart Hughes ... Ben Tomlinson

Olivia Ballantyne ... Megan Waters

Sharon Lewis ... Agent Tina Davis (as Sharon Lewis)

Laura Vandervoort ... Carolyn
Nicole Dos Santos ... Maria
Frank Moore ... Special Agent Turner

Matt Birman ... Special Agent Stokes

Stewart Arnott ... Doctor

Christopher Cordell ... Agent Reynolds (as Chris Cordell)

Directed by
John Stead 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Robbeson 

Produced by
Erin Berry .... line producer
Patrick Cameron .... producer
Harvey Glazer .... producer
Kate Harrison .... executive producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Lewin Webb .... producer
Jeff Wilson .... line producer
Robert Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Eric Cadesky 
Nick Dyer 
Cinematography by
Brett Van Dyke 
Film Editing by
Tad Seaborn 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Jonathan Dueck 
Art Direction by
Chris Irvine 
Costume Design by
Christine Terris 
Makeup Department
Katrin Clark-Citroen .... key hair stylist
Randy Daudlin .... makeup department head
Daniel Lee .... key makeup artist
Daniel Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Ting Fang Liu .... hair stylist
Ting Fang Liu .... makeup assistant: Jennifer Beals
Ting Fang Liu .... personal makeup artist: Ms. Beals
Production Management
Dallas Dyer .... unit manager
Deanna Strong .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joshua Gray .... first assistant director
Szonja Jakovits .... second assistant director
Manny Kargov .... trainee assistant director
Brandon Tataryn .... third assistant director
Art Department
Scott Elwood .... assistant set dresser
Jefferson Gonsalves .... painter (as Jefferson Gonsales)
Edward Kent .... set dresser
Greg Kleynhans .... painter
Olwyn Klinker .... property master
James Finch Taylor .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Bryan Day .... sound mixer
Ofer Geva .... boom operator
Barry Gilmore .... supervising sound editor
Francisco Koch .... adr mixer
Katie Quanz .... assistant sound
Scott Shepherd .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Sinko .... re-recording assistant
Mike Woroniuk .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Brian Irving .... special effects supervisor
Max Macdonald .... special effects supervisor
Mel Ramsay .... special effects assistant
Steve Wilsher .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dino Laurenza .... Steadicam operator
Felipe Rodriguez .... dolly grip
Felipe Rodriguez .... key grip
Casting Department
Marjorie Lecker .... cast: Canada
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Candice Beuckx .... wardrobe set supervisor
Sabrina Horlyck .... wardrobe assistant
Wing Lee .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Matt Lyon .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Mariana Jukica .... driver
Rachel Pasuta .... driver
Matthew Chrones Scott .... driver
Scott Walling .... driver
Other crew
Romaine Andronyk .... craft service manager
Eric Beldowski .... production coordinator
Ursula Campbell .... unit publicist
Marilyn Jang .... assistant production accountant
Mariana Jukica .... production assistant
Rachel Pasuta .... production assistant
Matthew Chrones Scott .... production assistant
Scott Walling .... production assistant

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95 min | USA:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: 30 minutes in to the movie, Julia Waters is shown sleeping on the couch, and you can see her right hand (not covered by the blue blanket); when her husband walks in to the room, her hand is covered by the blue blanket, but a second later when he sits down next to her, her right hand is exposed again.See more »


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the waters were troubled, all right, 15 December 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

...with bad acting, a bad script, a bad pace, and an awful movie.

Jennifer Beals, whom I have always liked, stars in Troubled Waters, a Canadian production. Beals plays Jennifer Beck, a police detective who says her lines like someone on Dragnet. She was involved in a shooting and still has bullet fragments in her head which give her headaches. Apparently the shooting also made her psychic, something she hides from her fellow officers.

When a little girl goes missing from her room, Beck and her partner, Andy (Jonathan Goad) a man with one of the thickest Canadian accents you'll ever hear, go to investigate. I want to say that despite the red herrings, I had this thing figured out in the first minute. And that's not because I'm a genius.

Beck starts getting all kinds of psychic visions, but frankly, I don't know what plot line was doing in there because it really didn't help he case all that much. Beck suspects adultery, and she has a villain for the kidnapping in mind. What she doesn't realize is that there is another crime that was supposed to be committed, and the kidnapping and the other crime are confounding the investigation and who the suspects are.

At one hour and 45 minutes, this movie felt longer than Gone with the Wind and Howard's End combined. The dialog was awful. The initial scene between the husband and wife was one of those "I know we've been having a hard time because I've been busy but I'm going to make it up to you" scenes that I've seen 50,000 times - in each case done better. Totally by the numbers. Jennifer Beals was required to say "I'm fine" about 100 times during the film as she grabbed for aspirin to take care of her headache that she said she didn't have. As Beck, she exhibited no personality trait except a quiet surliness throughout. Sharon Lewis played another detective who was constantly telling Beck's partner how Beck is a bad detective. There was no reason for this character, and her acting was abominable.

The denouement was no surprise to me at all. Structured better, directed with more pace, stronger acting, and someone redoing of the script, as derivative as "Troubled Waters" is, it still could have been very good. Instead, it was lousy.

One final thing. When the girl's father went to New York for a conference, by the way, it looked as much like New York as Alma, Nebraska does.

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