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Head Above Water (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 25 June 1997 (USA)
A prominent judge, his wife, her ex-lover, and their neighbor encounter a dead body that complicates their lives.

Director:

Jim Wilson

Writers:

Eirik Ildahl (screenplay "Hodet over vannet"), Geir Eriksen (screenplay "Hodet over vannet") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harvey Keitel ... George
Cameron Diaz ... Nathalie
Craig Sheffer ... Lance
Billy Zane ... Kent
Shay Duffin ... Policeman
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Storyline

In this dark comedy, a supreme court judge (George) and his very young wife (Nathalie) are on vacation at her family's summer home on an island. When the caretaker, her childhood pal, Lance, takes George on a fishing trip an old flame (Kent) shows up to surprise Nathalie while she's alone. After a night of drinking Nathalie awakes to find Kent, naked and dead in her bed, just as her husband and Lance are arriving. Panicked, Nathalie hides the body but as everyone finds out it just leads to more trouble as they try to dispose of the body and eventually discover what really happened to her ex. Written by nurpin

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Taglines:

Murder just became a water sport. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some moments of strong violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acque profonde See more »

Filming Locations:

Phippsburg, Maine, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,589, 29 June 1997

Gross USA:

$32,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,212
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on the Norwegian movie Head Above Water (1993). Nils Gaup, director of the original, said about it: "Twice Hollywood has remade my films, and both times they have managed to make the worst movie ever." The other movie being Pathfinder (2007). See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, after the copyright notice, there's an additional scene showing Lance's bird, Mo, on a cliff near the shore, chewing on the remains of Kent's postcard. See more »

Connections

References The Gazebo (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Please, please please
Written by James Brown (uncredited) and Johnny Terry (uncredited)
Performed by James Brown
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Very entertaining dark comedy
24 June 2003 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the performances in this film. Harvey Keitel again proves his tremendous range. Cameron Diaz is a very talented comedic actress and her makeup is very skillfully applied in this film. Billy Zane is again a third wheel (see Dead Calm and Titanic) but this time it's a comedy. The plot twists and turns are great fun to follow. 8/10.


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