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Dead Calm (1989)

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

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Rod Mullinar ...
Russell Bellows
Joshua Tilden ...
Danny
George Shevtsov ...
Doctor
Michael Long ...
Specialist Doctor
Lisa Collins ...
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Paula Hudson-Brinkley ...
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Sharon Cook ...
'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
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'Orpheus' Cruise Girl
Benji ...
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An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems. Written by Loring Holden <loring@healthchex.com>

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Try To Stay Calm. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,463,551 (USA) (9 April 1989)

Gross:

$7,825,009 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Neill met his wife, Noriko Watanabe, in the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

During the first part of the sex scene Hughie rips off Rae's shorts and underwear. When she slips on a robe to go run up on deck and get the shotgun, she is wearing a white thong underneath her robe. See more »

Quotes

Hughie Warriner: Don't you believe me?
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The producers wish to thank the owners of 'Storm Vogel' for the use of their yacht as the 'Saracen' and Keith Williams, the staff and management of Hamilton Island. See more »

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Referenced in Talking Dead: Blood in the Streets (2016) See more »

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Written & Performed by Tim O'Connor
Copyright © 1988 Kennedy Miller Productions Pty. Ltd.
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Excellent Film
27 July 2000 | by (Ny) – See all my reviews

Dead Calm is one of those rare thrillers with good acting, suspense and great setting. The ocean setting really makes this film, as well as the 2 boats. Kidman is a realistic and resourceful character and because the film had only 3 main characters throughout the whole movie, you go through the same emotions the actors do in the film. The ending seemed tacked on, but because the whole film is so good, the ending doesn't hurt nor help the film. Well paced, acted and overall great movie. 9/10


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