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2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)

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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

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

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:

CAD 2,210,000 (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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Martine Quiller: Next week we'll become the first corporation since Disney to join the U.N.
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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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As movies go, very amateur
5 July 1999 | by Gryphon-8See all my reviews

I just rented this movie and was very disappointed. The costumes were not well done, not enough incidental music, sets could have been a lot better in design, the plot was very unfocused and needed several revisions before production and as for the special effects...... why even bother?

I felt sorry for the actors, they gave it their best, but there is only so much you can do with a script this bad. Good acting alone won't pull it off.

I recommend this film as an example of what NOT to do when making a film. It looks like it was mostly well cast, but sadly lacking in everything else.

The makers of this film obviously had a low budget and should have examined other films and TV shows with similar budgets to see how best to use their resources. You can do a lot with a little. The TV show Doctor Who is an excellent example, it was always done on the cheap, but had strong scripts and acting. .


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