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Waterproof (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 August 2001 (USA)
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A mother flees to her hometown after her son gets into trouble.

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Barry Berman

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Barry Berman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitman Mayo ... Sugar
April Grace ... Tyree Battle
Burt Reynolds ... Eli Zeal
Cordereau Dye Cordereau Dye ... Thaniel Battle
Brandon Crawford ... Gang Kid #1
Ja'net DuBois ... Viola Battle
Orlando Jones ... Natty Battle
Anthony Lee Anthony Lee ... 'Brother Big' Battle
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Garage Manager
Al Wiggins Al Wiggins ... D.C. Detective
Gil Johnson Gil Johnson ... Chris Hardwick
Leland L. Jones ... Rev. Ferris Grouse (as Leland Jones)
Darrell Harlee Darrell Harlee ... Church Piano Player
Joe Inscoe ... Dr. Austin
Whitney Tucker Whitney Tucker ... Tyree, 6 years old
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Storyline

Eli Zeal is a bitter Jewish shopkeeper who is shot during a hold-up attempt by the 11-year-old son of a single mother in Washington, DC. Distraught and with nowhere else to turn, the boy's mother Tyree Battle kidnaps the wounded Zeal and along with her son, flees to her small hometown of Waterproof, Louisiana - and a family she hasn't seen in years. Thrust into the unfamiliar world of the deep south, Zeal finds himself surrounded by Tyree's brothers - one battling a severe brain injury, the other an angry alcoholic - her hundred year old grandfather and a mother of irrepressible faith. But, as they work to nurse Zeal back to health, dark shadows begin to emerge from the family's past - forcing them to confront a dreadful secret that has torn them apart. Written by Cloud Ten Pictures

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Eli Zeal is about to learn that to err is human... and to forgive divine.

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Cloud Ten pictures [Canada]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Toda Prova See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Newman, 'Jack Lemmon' and Gene Hackman were originally up for the role of Jewish store owner Eli Zeal. See more »

Quotes

Thaniel Battle: [Noticing a picture of Jesus on the wall] Who's da white dude?
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At the end of the credits, there is a shot of Eli Zeal's Jewish store. On the front window is a sign that says "For Sale" See more »

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A great story about forgiveness
6 November 2001 | by FollowTheeMoreNearlySee all my reviews

Waterproof is a very moving film that will bring tears to the eyes of most who see it. The film dissects how family members make mistakes in trying to protect their loved ones by covering up or trying to hide the truth and how these mistakes snowball and certainly dont solve anything. The characters are honestly portrayed, flaws and all and the relationships that are built between the characters, despite the circumstances are sweet and poignant. One of the most important aspects of this film is that it tells us of the necessity of forgiveness and ultimately how forgiveness can set you free. I am glad that this film has finally been released on video and DVD. I urge everyone to see this one! It is a keeper!


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