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Dead in the Water (2002)

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With the guilt of a young man's death on their hands, three friends see their relationship disintegrate as each vies for survival by trying to kill one another.

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Gustavo Lipsztein
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Thomas ... Jeff
Dominique Swain ... Gloria
Scott Bairstow ... Danny
Sebastian DeVicente Sebastian DeVicente ... Marcos
José Wilker ... Father
Renata Fronzi ... Housekeeper
Lavínia Vlasak Lavínia Vlasak ... Brazilian Beauty
Pedro Leitão Pedro Leitão ... Helicopter Pilot
René Bittencourt René Bittencourt ... Coast Guard (as Renê Bittencourt)
Jânio Souza Ricardo Jânio Souza Ricardo ... Boat Pilot
Gustavo Lipsztein ... Fat Guy in House (as Gustavo 'Guga' Lipsztein)
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In Rio de Janeiro, Gloria is an ambitious young woman, whose father is bankrupted. When the son of his business partner, Marcos, arrives in Rio, her father asks Gloria to have a trip with him in their boat Boa Vida. Gloria, her boyfriend Danny and their common friend Jeff get Marcos in his hotel and they go to Angra dos Reis. While in the sea, they drink Caipirinha and beer, and Gloria flirts with the wealthy Marcos. The jealous Danny sees they kissing each other, throws Marcos in the water with a lifebuoy and drives the boat to a distant island to scare Marcos. However, they have a problem with the propellers and when they return to the spot, they do not find Marcos anymore. Afraid of the consequences of his possible drowning, they discuss alibis and how to resolve the situation, shattering their relationship in an environment of high-tension and selfishness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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wealth | boat | brazil | bikini | swimming | See All (13) »

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Rich. Beautiful. Deadly. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hullák a vízben See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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References Knife in the Water (1962) See more »

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clever, thoughtful thriller
20 November 2001 | by alleneSee all my reviews

Dead in the Water is a very auspicious debut by first time director/writer Gustavo Lipsztein, a Brazilian born film-maker with a Hollywood sensibility. While the film works well as a thoroughly entertaining thriller, it also plays as a morality tale. The three American protagonists ultimately care only about one thing -- themselves. When confronted with a situation for which they are not prepared, they come unglued because they have no value system to fall back on. They are eaten alive by their own narcissism. Well-paced, well-acted, beautifully shot, this is new movie you definitely want to see and new director you definitely want to take note of.


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