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The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 25 July 2005
When an accident renders her fiancé a quadriplegic, Carrie faces mounting pressures that ultimately cause her to start a new life in New York.


Harry Winer


John Wierick (teleplay), Ann Packer (novel)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Carrie Beal
Sean Maher ... Kilroy
Will Estes ... Mike Mayer
Kristin Fairlie ... Jamie
Dylan Taylor ... Rooster
Matthew Edison ... Simon Rhodes
Janet Land ... Mrs. Bell
Diana Reis Diana Reis ... Mrs. Mayer
Corey Turner Corey Turner ... Stu
John Dartt John Dartt ... Mr. Mayer
Tara Doyle Tara Doyle ... Lane
John Beale John Beale ... Viktor
Susie Counsel Susie Counsel ... Christine
David Christoffel David Christoffel ... Dr. Boddicker
Douglas Robertson Douglas Robertson ... John Jr.


Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal, unaware that she's been questioning their very young love for a long time. After a terrible sudden accident leaves Mike a quadriplegic and his bitterness pushes Carrie into further uncertainty, she eventually does what none of the gang could imagine: she breaks things off and finally leaves him. Carrie departs for New York to pursue an undefined 'ambition', moving in with classmate Simon Rhodes. She starts a love affair with Paul Elliot 'Kilroy' Fraser. However he has his own nagging secrets, and her past needs dealing with. Written by KGF Vissers

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Life can be a leap of faith.


Drama | Romance


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Michelle Trachtenberg elevates this standard production
26 July 2005 | by okpiperSee all my reviews

This is the first time I have seen Michelle Trachtenberg in an adult role. She still looks like a cute kid but her acting talent puts her into the character as a twenty-something. Probably not an Emmy role but notable just the same. The gal is good!

The DP got the angles and lighting right, but a note to the costume designer and/or director: She looks good in colors other than black.

The story did have a few interesting turns. I can see why it was a best selling book...and why it was made into to a Lifetime movie. If you like them (I do), you will like this one, too. The ending (and Michelle) left me begging for a sequel or maybe a short series.

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Release Date:

25 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mergulho no Escuro See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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