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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.

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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

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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

The movie is similar in plot to the unfinished and abandoned 1974 film project "Jackpot" with Richard Burton, Charlotte Rampling, and James Coburn or Robert Mitchum. See more »

Goofs

On leaving the casino, Elina tells Jake that '100,000 Francs is a lot of money', referring to his loss on the tables, Monaco uses the same currency as France, and the Euro was introduced as a 'hard' currency on January 1st 2002, long before this film is supposed to take place. See more »

Quotes

Jake Mellows: What are you doing in my fucking room? Eh? Answer me, you stupid string of piss!
Martin Raikes: I'm just looking for my daugther.
Jake Mellows: [to the woman in his bed] Are you his daugther? She's not here. And even if I had slept with her, I don't remember the little tart.
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Connections

Features Sky News at Five (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Eventide
Written by Roman Morykit
Performed by Gypsy Soul
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I expected better from Caine & Keaton **1/2 out of *****
15 January 2009 | by WelshfilmfanSee all my reviews

'Quicksand' was showing this evening on CH 5, Now I'm always very wary of watching movies on that particular channel as it has become synonymous with terrible films, but I decided to watch purely on it's starring actors, in this case being Michael Caine & Michael Keaton, It's not a terrible film by any means, but it's just so mediocre, it's the kind of Film that even Steven Segal himself would probably turn down.

Michael Keaton plays a New York Banker who travels to the South of France to investigate possible fraud on the Film that his company is financing, and soon finds himself up to his next in dirty cops & Russian gangsters and ends up getting framed for murder....

YAWN!!!!

Been there, done it, got the t-shirt! there is nothing in this film which hasn't been done better before.

Michael Caine is really slumming it here, like he has done many times before..... JAWS IV: THE REVENGE or THE SWARM anyone?.... and makes what could be described as a glorified cameo.

The Original 'Batman' Keaton pretty much disappeared after picking ghastly Movies to appear in, in the mid/late 90's, but really this is below him, Caine is merely cashing the check.

apparently this was filmed in 2001 and not released for nearly 3 years...that tells you just about everything.

as I've said above for a Film that never saw the inside of a Movie Theater it's not terrible, and watchable on TV on a Winter's night, but don't spend any money, it's not even worth the rental.

**1/2 out of *****


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