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Quicksand (2003)

After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Desmond Lowden (book), Timothy Prager (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Martin Raikes
Michael Caine ... Jake Mellows
Judith Godrèche ... Lela Forin (as Judith Godreche)
Rade Serbedzija ... Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Matthew Marsh ... Michel Cote
Xander Berkeley ... Joey Patterson
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Beth Ann
Rachel Ferjani Rachel Ferjani ... Rachel
Elina Löwensohn ... Vannessa (as Elina Lowensohn)
Clare Thomas ... Emma
Hermione Norris ... Sarah
William Beck ... Nicoli
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Vincent Deschamps
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Jean Pillon
Colin Stinton ... Harbinson
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Storyline

The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York City bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international movie star who has become embroiled in criminal activities.

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He's running for his life and running out of time. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France | Germany

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

26 May 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Quicksand - Gefangen im Treibsand See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Keaton played Bruce Wayne (Batman) in Tim Burton's Batman movies, and Sir Michael Caine played Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. See more »

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The dead girl in the bed in the start of the movie blinks, not only once, but twice (!) before the sheet lying over her is pulled away. See more »

Quotes

Jake Mellows: How the hell am I supposed to get... my bloody money?
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Mad Men
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Published by Man On Mars Music, BMI (as Man From Mars Music)
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Part of the Michael Caine Collection...?
25 January 2013 | by tim-764-291856See all my reviews

So says The Daily Mail as they not only want to give this film away as a 'freebie' with their newspaper, they are trying to make us want it too, because, this is a Michael Keaton, not Caine, film.

Caine gets to shout 'bloody' again (as in his most famous ever line, in The Italian Job), this time about money he's owed, or he owes - not always sure who is pointing guns at whom, or why, the next, they're in a heap on the floor. Keaton is seemably always on the run, after setting off for south of France to dig up some info on some deal that's been flagged up as dodgy. Next thing, he's shot the Chief of Police, on Armistice Day, in a French town and everybody has seen him do it - and yes! there's a very convenient film crew who almost knew he was about to do it...The investigating police are dodgy as there's all sorts of cover-ups going on, to do with porno film rackets and illegal immigrants and such, I think..(nothing too explicit, cert 15).

Anyway, this credibility straining movie, in old style 4:3 ratio has its moments, cannot recall too many of them, now, that it's finished, except Caine, who is really quite obnoxious, but in a Michael Caine sort of way - i.e - we know he's such a great guy in real life so we forgive him (& for his not-too-rare dodgy choices of film roles) as he gets to try strangling folk, with his bare hands as well as string, or rope, or whatever...

Some of the French actresses are pleasing, both to the eye and their attempt at adding a different perspective to an otherwise quite unpleasant film.

Never mind, this is still better than some Michael Caine movies out there and the transfer quality and sound is OK.


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