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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 bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities. Written by Anonymous

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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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Details

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 films, and Sir Michael Caine played Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. 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: And ypu, you cow, you hired people to make it look real... make me look like a prat!
Lela Forin: That wasn't so hard to do?
Jake Mellows: I want my money!
Lela Forin: You gambled most of it away. They kept you in debt so you couldn't walk away.
Jake Mellows: They still owe me half a million!
Lela Forin: They never intended to pay you.
Jake Mellows: Yeah, well, they forget who I am!
Lela Forin: They know exactly who you are, Jake, a washed-up, desparate action man who doesn't know he's past his prime.
Jake Mellows: Me! Past my prime! No actor is ever past his prime. Look, look at Jessica Tandy in ...
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Connections

References Sky News: Live at Five (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Quicksand
Written by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Anthony Marinelli featuring Heather Bradley
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
Published by DeepMix Music, BMI
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A Well-Rounded Movie
14 February 2006 | by kellieb-1See all my reviews

Quicksand is a great movie. I was pleasantly surprised by the film when I caught it on TV. It had all of the mystery, suspense and drama of a top-notch film, but for some reason it lacks the notoriety. It didn't have a series of car chases and crashes that most American movies display. One has to wonder if this is why it wasn't the commercial success it should have been. Michael Keaton and Michael Caine gave stellar performances, which were supported by a wonderful European cast.

If you want to see a great movie with great actors and great footage of Europe, this is one of the best choices I can think of.


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