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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 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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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 »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Martin Raikes: [Angrily] They think they're coming after me? I'm going after them!
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Not much cop
17 November 2004 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Banking boss Martin Fraikes (Michael Keaton) is sent off to France to investigate a suspected fraud taking place on a movie set.However,as he delves deeper and deeper into the case,he finds himself framed for murder,money laundering and his daughter is kidnapped.It's a web of lies that leads directly to has-been movie star Jake Mellows (Michael Caine) right down to the local mob...

Everything about this film is back to front,topsy-turvy.It's been held back since 2001,but I'd have believed you if you'd told me it had been made in 1991,judging by it's presentation.Keaton's character finds himself in a host of inexplicable situations in the film,yet on the front cover he appears the confident,self-assured villain.It looks like a really entertaining film,but it really isn't.It's a film with production values and attention-payed-to-detail that appears really befitting to the state of both it's lead stars careers,Keaton re-appearing out of nowhere after a five year absence having last appeared on the big screen five years ago in the children's film Jack Frost and Caine moreorless just playing himself as a washed-up,has-been movie star who nowadays can only seem to get work appearing in low-budget fudd like this.It's a film of laugh-out-loud implausibility that,as it veers towards the end,steadily progresses into out and out preposterousness.

It's nice to see Keaton return and it's very hard to see why his career has veered into DTV oblivion and someone like Richard Gere still manages to rake in the big bucks,but that's truly where the novelty wears off.**


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