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Undertow (1996)

After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his ... See full summary »

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Eric Red
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Complete credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jack Ketchum
Mia Sara ... Willie Yates
Charles Dance ... Lyle Yates
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After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his young wife. As the storm rages on, tension mounts in the small cabin. Matters reach a climax when Jack falls for the beautiful woman and tries persuading her to escape with him. Soon, the situation escalates into deadly violence... Written by Anonymous

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Just below the surface lies a deadly trap.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi apo ton efialti See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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It rained throughout most of the movie. After the rain stopped, the ground was damp - almost dry. See more »

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Deliverance meets Dead Calm ... but ends up just plain dead
30 December 2005 | by vrtu050See all my reviews

As a premise, this backwoods version of the Dead Calm storyline had promise.

However, director Eric Red's inability to render a convincing hurricane leads to a deluge of continuity and lighting errors.

Ultimately, the viewer is more spellbound by the bizarre weather effects than the intended storyline. Intermittent spates of ham-fisted over-direction are similarly distracting.

Charles Dance, doing an 'inbred backwoods hardass' schtick, does his best to save the movie. But ultimately, Undertow squeals like a pig ... and has more ham to boot.


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