Dead Calm

The couple, coming up after the tragic loss of her son, went on a yacht at sea. They pick up a stranger in the boat, who left for an unknown reason the boat. A curious man goes on a boat to explore the abandoned ship. It waits for an unexpected discovery...

  • Phillip Noyce

Release Date: 1989-04-07
IMDb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: AU
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $10,400,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $7,825,009
Raeann Penn
24 November 2009 | 12:54

Losing the accident of the child, the couple Re and John recover in a long voyage on his yacht. They need to change the environment, to the same Re blame the death of the son itself, and John, can support a grieving spouse. They love each other and seem to be able to survive a terrible tragedy... In one of days the horizon appears strange, not signs of life the ship, and then the couple noticed the boat and sailing people. PE and John does not even guess the fate prepared for them yet another test.

Dead pool — excellent Thriller hails from the 80's:tense, nervous, exciting. Yes, there are only three characters and the action takes place on the boat away from the screen is incredible!

Sam Neill(John), Nicole Kidman(PE) and, if not released in circulation, budding, Billy Zane(Hughie) gave us the suspense and bright eye-catcher. Around the boundless ocean, with no place to wait, and the boat is walking off coils Huey.

Separately want to mention the soundtrack:it creates a disturbing, somber mood, perfectly conveys the state of the characters in the movie.

Dead pool — film test, about courage, about belief in each other. about that love can help to relive the most tragic moments of life.

8.5 out of 10

Brana Luedtke
07 December 2011 | 02:53

Shot film for Roman Charles Williams film, known under the title "Quiet pool" that refers to the famous proverb "still waters run deep and run deep", not come to appeal to fans of the talent Roman Polanski. The thing that "Dead pool" is very similar to his movie the"Knife in the water". However, "Dead pool" more pronounced psychological Thriller than the film Polanski.

Ostrosyuzhetnogo Australian tape brought writer Terry Hayes. The Thriller genre he was very familiar on year "the Dead pool", hitherto its most famous movies were the second and third part of the Mad max. But can see his further filmography and immediately catches eyes of after "the Dead pool" genre Thriller became his family. Hayes good job, is writing a three main characters and how good the painting is its great merit.

As in the tape "Knife in the water" it is impossible to isolate the main character: all the Trinity has a critical role in the tape. Let's start with ladies. Nicole Kidman, which became noticeable in Australia after the TV series "Vietnam, to call" (by the way, over them also worked Terry Hayes) plays the broken-hearted mother after the death of the child. Loving husband sent in her journey a private yacht. But in the sea they pick up the distressed man and it was a mistake. Kidman played gracefully and perfectly terms of drama. The actress managed to prove his remarkable talent, and because as you know, tragic role a lot harder than Comedy. Her scenes when she remained alone the mentally unstable man, so blew up his voltage, which this notorious "suspense" was playing somewhere in the limit of nerves. A great part Nicole.

A loving husband, desperately fighting for life and the wife, played popular in 80-e years of the 20th century Sam Neill is, but as and its partner at "the Dead pool", known to it came just after the tape. And if you then 'neill began frankly "loafing" on the set, why his career went to decline in the "the Dead pool" he went all out just to hundred percent.

Villain has played Billy Zane. Few heard of him before premiere "the Dead pool". If only amazing fans "Back to the future" who knew everyone who played the movies. After the role in "the Dead pool" he became recognizable. His appearance magnetic gaze played an important in the future career of the actor.

The painting itself is surprisingly captures its atmosphere. It like pulling the strings of nerves, not slowly, but correctly selecting, in order for the audience to subconsciously feel as the heroes of the tape. Great acting makes this even more urgent. Just laced the ending is not prevent to get a dose of adrenaline and fun, and the film remains in memory.

8 from 10

Adriena Barcus
14 August 2014 | 12:16

I should warn you in advance that "Dead calm," I liked it, but this review contains the criticism, and no praise, which, however, no in no way denies the advantages of this nice representative of the genre of sea Thriller. The advantages of the film certainly outweigh its disadvantages, of which I count three, and only one really spoils the overall impression of viewing. So not worry, the film is really worthy of your and my collection. And now itself a criticism. Will try to be brief.

With all my love to the talented and charming Sam Neal, I I have to notice that one of the scenes he did not finish. Remember the scene when the hero of the Nile, received the news of the death of his child serious condition of his wife, is coming to bed heroine N. Kidman, the expression individuals into the time can be described only as a slightly concerned. Even though his character — experienced sailor, is still should Sam to portray a greater depth of experiences. The lack of this little scene I somehow I remembered.

Next. Pretty unreal it looks like our hero John (S. Neal) is out of the Brigantine through the hole in the bottom. A rather odd hole and odd the bottom. Even if it was a deliberate hole made inside the vessel; or broken the result of a collision with an underwater reef, then all I can't believe how it could to squeeze such a big man. Because in addition to the planked floor of the hold, from the vessel was bound to be a bottom covering, probably of metal. And it would impossible Jonova the escapade.

And most importantly: the the most enchanting start of a flare. Is a normal man, in the situation where his wife was attacked by a maniac, will start it flares, Yes still not directly to the maniac, and its a dark silhouette behind the yacht sail, instead of to rush on him, and let them without weapons, with bare hands? This scenic course, more fitting to a Thriller, Comedy or even parody, I think is inappropriate in such a serious Thriller that just and spoils the overall impression of the film.

Not appropriate to do would to show the brutal and uncompromising hand-to-hand fight, a fight life and the death between two men, the characters of Sam Neil and Billy Zane? Nile on the time was only 41 or 42 year he was Prime and have a good chance. Very sorry writer the Director has donated such a magnificent opportunity for spectacular trickery. Even though it was a literary work, for which the movie is based on.

If my wishes regarding that last point was embodied in the screen, two previous one would feel to close my eyes. And myself "Dead calm" would have taken place among my favorite films. But the assessments are always subjective, so my will be:

8 from 10

And in the rest of the film is very good.

How much has Dead Calm made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $7,825,009.
How much did it cost to make Dead Calm?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $10,400,000.
Who is the director of the movie Dead Calm?
This tv-show was directed by Phillip Noyce.
What is the genre of Dead Calm?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Horror.
Who starred in Dead Calm?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar, Joshua Tilden.
What is Dead Calm IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.8.
When was Dead Calm released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1989-04-07.