Dead Calm Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane

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Based on a novel by Charles Williams, DEAD CALM is an australian movie directed by Phillip Noyce in 1989.
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After the accidental death of their only son, Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill have decided to make a cruise on their boat in the Pacific. One day, they pick up Billy Zane who says to be the sole survivor of his boat. While a suspicious Sam Neill is visiting Zane's boat, Nicole Kidman is kidnapped by a mad Billy who leaves Sam Neill alone on the sinking ship.

Terror on the ocean.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

A couple take a stranger aboard their boat only to find out that he is a murderer.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ryan Zane

When you are at sea you don't expect that an killer will be around. So don't pick up any strange person at sea.
The review of this Movie prepared by Knut Ragnar H. Bakke

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 26.7%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 53.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Slightly see-through clothes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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