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Deep End (1970)

15-year-old dropout Mike takes a job at Newford Baths, where inappropriate sexual behaviour abounds, and becomes obsessed with his coworker Susan.

Director:

Jerzy Skolimowski

Writers:

Jerzy Skolimowski, Jerzy Gruza (as J. Gruza) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Asher ... Susan
John Moulder-Brown ... Michael 'Mike' (as John Moulder Brown)
Karl Michael Vogler ... Swimming instructor
Christopher Sandford ... Chris - fiance
Diana Dors ... Mike's 1st lady client
Louise Martini ... Beata 'Lovely Continental' - prostitute
Erica Beer ... Baths cashier
Anita Lochner Anita Lochner ... Kathy
Anne-Marie Kuster Anne-Marie Kuster ... Nightclub receptionist (as Annemarie Kuster)
Cheryl Hall ... Hot Dog Girl
Christine Paul ... White Clouth Girl (as Christina Paul)
Dieter Eppler ... Stoker
Karl Ludwig Lindt Karl Ludwig Lindt ... Baths manager
Eduard Linkers Eduard Linkers ... Cinema Owner
Will Danin ... Younger Policeman
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Storyline

15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike does his best to sabotage the relationship, to the extent of stalking both her and her fiancé. Mike becomes increasingly desperate to have Susan for himself, with tragic results. Written by alfiehitchie

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If you can't have the real thing-- you do all kinds of unreal things.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Badeanstalten See more »

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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Michael 'Mike': I love her.
Cinema Owner: You perverted little monster.
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But I Might Die Tonight
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Music by Cat Stevens
Sung by Cat Stevens
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John Moulder Brown gets That Sinking Feeling for Jane Asher
18 January 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Cute working class fifteen-year-old John Moulder-Brown (as Mike) gets a job an attendant in a London bathhouse and falls "head-over-heels" in love with his co-worker, sexy red-haired Jane Asher (as Sue). He meets "ladies of a certain age," like overweight Diana Dors, "who favours young boys" - but, Mr. Moulder-Brown can't stop fantasizing about the delectable Ms. Asher; she was the inspiration for many of The Beatles' love songs, "And I Love Her"...

"Deep End" is an imaginatively shot, by Jerzy Skolimowski with Charly Steinberger, story involving obsessive teenage love, with Moulder-Brown very effectively essaying the "mature for his age" protagonist. You also get a good look at Ms. Asher as an actress, which she was before achieving world-wide fame as a Paul McCartney's first significant relationship. The film's ending is somewhat disappointing; it certainly could have been more... electric.

****** Deep End (3/18/71) Jerzy Skolimowski ~ John Moulder-Brown, Jane Asher, Diana Dors, Karl Michael Vogler


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