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Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

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Fernando Fragata
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquim de Almeida ... Jay
Michelle Mania Michelle Mania ... Lucy's Mother
Skyler Day ... Lucy
Scott Bailey ... Matt
Joey Hagler ... Daniel
Evelina Pereira ... Helena
Donovan Scott ... Old Farmer
Ana Cristina de Oliveira ... Motel Receptionist
Jeff Swarthout Jeff Swarthout ... School Principal
Renee Ainsworth Renee Ainsworth ... Claire (voice)
James LaGrappe James LaGrappe ... Brad
Caitlin Carmichael ... Jamie
Catherine Carmichael Catherine Carmichael ... Jamie's Mother
Ana Lopes ... Waitress (as Ana Paula Lopes)
Nicole Marie Comer ... Sandy
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Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The "Old Farmer" is driving a 1958 Mercury M-100 pick-up truck. See more »

Quotes

Claire: [speaking on cell phone] What I mean is, that he jumped into the lake, drowned, and woke up trying to save Jennifer.
Matt: Isn't Jennifer dead at this point?
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Connections

References A Song of Lisbon (1933) See more »

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Tela
Written by Santos e Pecadores
Performed by Santos e Pecadores
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Yawn-fest...more a teen-drama flick than a thriller....waste of time.
26 February 2012 | by rforumz-imdbSee all my reviews

Started off well, became really boring as it went on.

Too much talking, made for teens. Watched the entire movie on fast-forward.

Unnecessarily long mouth-to-mouth to an old man makes you want to wash your own mouth.

Good photography and desert locations.

IMDb- this is pretty retarded that you require 10 lines for reviews. What if people have nothing more to say ? Please have your management review this requirement. You must lose lots of members due to this. Someone with a crazy idea shouldn't be allowed to sit on your board.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Portugal]

Country:

Portugal | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2010 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Wonders See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Virtual Audiovisuais See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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