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The Waterdance (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1992 (USA)
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A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joel Garcia
... Anna
... Les
James Roach ... Guy in the Electric Wheelchair
... Rosa
Henry Harris ... Mr. Gibson
... Victor
Eva Rodriguez ... Victor's Wife
Erick Vigil ... Victor's Son
Edgar Rodriguez ... Victor's Son
Angélica Castell ... Victor's Daughter
... Bloss
... Pat
... Raymond Hill
... Alice
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A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that go with it, especially Joel, whose lover Anna is having as difficult a time as he is. As Raymond reveals a dream about dancing on the surface of a lake to stay afloat, it becomes apparent that each of them must find his own Waterdance to survive his tragedy. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Sometimes, life happens by accident. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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13 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Horos se taragmena nera  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,313, 15 May 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,723,319
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As of 2015, it remains as the only film directed by Neal Jimenez. See more »

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Raymond Hill: If a man's got a problem with race, it means he's ignorant and fearful. Right? You're a writer, tell him!
Joel Garcia: Could just be a zinc deficiency.
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Performed by Mike Irwin
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Very touching
4 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I flipped by this movie on late night cable and was compelled to watch it. It was about 1:00 am on a work night but I could not bring myself to turn off the TV and go to bed (I am so glad I did not.) I would have to rank this movie in my personal top 5. In spite of its obvious low budget, the story line and the actors/actresses portrayals of their characters is outstanding. I was deeply moved by the compassion of Hunt's character. It is a shame that this movie was released in '92 as it could well be a Box Office smash with today's media promotion. 2 Thumbs to the cast and crew of this masterpiece.


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