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The Ebb-Tide (1998)

A down-on-his-luck sea captain accepts an assignment on a rickety boat with a mysterious cargo and a questionable crew. As disaster befalls disaster, the crew finds itself on an uncharted ... See full summary »

Director:

Nicholas Renton

Writers:

Simon Donald, Lloyd Osbourne (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Robbie Coltrane ... Capt. Chisholm
Chris Barnes Chris Barnes ... Bunch
Steven Mackintosh ... Swanson
John Adewole John Adewole ... Restaurant Owner
Alain Bourgoin Alain Bourgoin ... Marine Lieutenant
Philippe Smolikowski Philippe Smolikowski ... French Naval Officer
Jude Akuwudike Jude Akuwudike ... Fakeeva
Yomi A. Michaels Yomi A. Michaels ... Taveeta
Sean Scanlan Sean Scanlan ... Strickland
Daniel de la Falaise Daniel de la Falaise ... Telegram Operator
Michael Mellinger ... Victor Kleist
Simon Donald ... Dr. Lewis
Nigel Terry ... Ellstrom
Meera Simhan ... Kuria (as Meera Narasimhan)
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A down-on-his-luck sea captain accepts an assignment on a rickety boat with a mysterious cargo and a questionable crew. As disaster befalls disaster, the crew finds itself on an uncharted island with a mad ex-sea captain who lives with a mute woman who threatens to kill them all. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Official Sites:

A&E's Ebb-Tide page.

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mar Bravio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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A creative adaption of Stevenson's work
13 December 1999 | by E.L. ScottSee all my reviews

The film Ebb-Tide is a creative adaption of R.L. Stevenson's story. Using the location and much of the original story, the script then brings in essentially new characters (thus the different names) with new motivation. While purists will no doubt howl and cry foul, I liked this version because I didn't care for the rather stolid, preachy original story.

Robbie Coltrane gives his usual solid performance. Steven Mackintosh creates his usual ambiguous, multidimensional character, and Chris Barnes gives a nice performance in a larger role.

This is a good-looking production with some flaws. For example, there is never wind in the sails during dialogue scenes, and how they sail from what is clearly the Caribbean to Australia is carefully avoided.


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