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Driftwood (1997)

R | | Thriller | 28 March 1997 (UK)
When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name ... See full summary »

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Ronan O'Leary

Writer:

Richard M. Waring (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Spader ... The Man
Anne Brochet ... Sarah
Barry McGovern Barry McGovern ... McTavish
Anna Massey ... Mother
Aiden Grennell Aiden Grennell ... Father
Kevin McHugh Kevin McHugh ... Motorcycle Driver
John Cleere John Cleere ... Son
Eamon Rohan Eamon Rohan ... Policeman
Liam Rigney Liam Rigney ... Policeman
Ger Ryan ... Woman
Caroline Grey Caroline Grey ... Woman
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When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name and no past. His dependence lies on Sarah. A role that makes her forget her loneliness and she decides to therefore lie about their situation... She says that they are situated on an island, where no one can reach them. From now, his life lies in her hands. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>

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Sometimes being rescued is worse than being left to die.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Driftwood - Confiança Inocente See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Good plot, but twisted story line
29 March 1999 | by Rio-7See all my reviews

I really think that this movie might have been classified as one of James Spader's great movies if the story line wasn't so screwed up and half the movie wasn't based on sex alone. The movie concerns a lonely French girl who finds a shipwrecked sailor and tries to keep him for herself. The movie would be believable except it's quite impossible for 2 people to jump into bed and suddenly be in love with each other. I think the movie itself was quite good, cast well and filmed well with attention paid more to acting than material detail. Get rid of the mentally disturbed and the distasteful sex and you've got a great movie.


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