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Dead Calm (1989)

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After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Rae Ingram
... John Ingram
... Hughie Warriner
Rod Mullinar ... Russell Bellows
Joshua Tilden ... Danny
George Shevtsov ... Doctor
Michael Long ... Specialist Doctor
Lisa Collins ... 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Paula Hudson-Brinkley ... 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Sharon Cook ... 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
... 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Benji ... Dog (as Benji U.D. A.D.)
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Storyline

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems. Written by Loring Holden <loring@healthchex.com>

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A Voyage Into Fear. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,463,551, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,825,009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Black Schooner was played by the Golden Plover, a coal-carrying brigantine historic tall ship that provided charter sails for paying customers. During the filming, the crew who toured and served on the schooner felt the real ship should have been burned at the end of the movie rather than the replica due to her poor condition and gloomy interior! The Golden Plover was finally broken up, rotting away and neglected in August 2011. See more »

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In the scene where Rae is loading the shotgun, you can see the primers of the shotgun shells that have already been fired. See more »

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[assuming it's her husband that is washing her hair]
Rae Ingram: You know what I'd love for lunch? Fresh asparagus, then, um, pasta - angel hair pasta with heaps of basil, garlic, olive oil and, um, apple pie. Yeah. Uh, John, have you got a towel?
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The producers wish to thank the owners of 'Storm Vogel' for the use of their yacht as the 'Saracen' and Keith Williams, the staff and management of Hamilton Island. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) See more »

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Who Stole the Isopropyl Alcohol
Written & Performed by Tim O'Connor
Copyright © 1988 Kennedy Miller Productions Pty. Ltd.
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Near perfect (but for ending)
16 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I think this movie stands up very well. As when I first saw it, I think the extra thrill ending is tacked on, unnecessary. Otherwise, pacing, music, acting all combine for solid thriller. Nicole looks different, but almost more fabulous then. Revell's music is superb. Zane is great villain. Sailing knowledge seems first-rate. Tense, taut, highly recommended.


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