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2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 26 August 1997 (Canada)
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Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Captain Sean Murdoch
Michael Paré ... Tarkis
Heidi von Palleske ... Cora Fell
Mackenzie Gray ... Nigel Chan
Hal Eisen Hal Eisen ... Willie
Gwynyth Walsh ... Martine Quiller
Derek Ritschel Derek Ritschel ... Baz
Michael Johnson Michael Johnson ... Santiago
Daniela Nolano Daniela Nolano ... Cyborg
Morris Durante Morris Durante ... Klove
Jules Delorme Jules Delorme ... Gunner
Sandy Kaizer Sandy Kaizer ... Clifton
Glen Cullen ... Cookie
Piero Didiano Piero Didiano ... Convict Tom
Tony Curtis Blondell ... Guard #1
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Storyline

Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally insane inmates. Murdoch's other problem: someone has planted bombs aboard the vessel. Murdoch's acrimonious relationship with the prison warden lends extra drama to the story. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Not Rated

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Country:

Canada | UK

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English | German

Release Date:

26 August 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Ocean See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,210,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

Heidi von Palleske would later work with Michael Paré on the TV series Starhunter (2000). See more »

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Tarkis removes his company badge from his lapel and throws it onto the floor. A few shots later, the badge is back on his lapel. See more »

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Captain Sean Murdoch: In Heaven they'll say I was captain, I'm to blame... and I'll agree. But in Hell... In Hell, they'll smile and greet me. "Welcome Captain!" They'll say. "Mags Clifton is waiting over there. Do what you need to make her pay." I live for the day I go to Hell.
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Jerusalem
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and lyrics by William Blake
Arranged by P. Rutherford
Published by Chappell Music
Music Licensing by Chris Stone Audio Productions Ltd.
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One of the worst movies I've ever seen
9 December 2005 | by FlashBangBobSee all my reviews

If Mr Cranky had rated this, I'd be tempted just to copy his review and paste it here. But as he hasn't, I'll have to give it a go myself.

The only thing giving this movie a 1 instead of a 0 is that Malcolm McDowall's acting is excellent. However not even he can save this film from disaster. The director must have been really distracted when he worked on this one because it is just a conglomeration of scenes that were thrown together with very little continuity - reminiscent of bad '70's movies. Even worse, both the actors and director appeared to be making it up as they went along which probably showed how bad the original script was.

It's not even worth discussing the story line although it revolves around a futuristic corporation called the Proxate Corporation who put together a crew of dispensable people to carry a dangerous cargo on an old container/slave ship to Nigeria. This ship's computer is a baby kept in a glass jar and wired into one of the crew via USB 12 or something. The company should have been called the Prostate Corporation as the entertainment value of this movie is on a par with an examination of the same name.

I honestly can't find one scene that I could say was well made and made any real sense in the context of the movie. I only watched it to the end as I had a touch of the bird flu and this movie reminded me that there were people out there who were actually worse off than me - Malcolm McDowall in particular. I won't hold this against him as he's a great actor and every great actor is entitled to one bad movie in their career and this one is a doosie.

So, unless this is the only movie your shop hires out or you're male and you're doctor isn't doing prostate examinations this week and you somehow feel this is a bad thing then give this one a really wide berth unless of course if you're really community minded, buy a copy to support Malcolm and then use it as a drink coaster.


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