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The Deep End (2001)

A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Jack Hall
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Carlie Nagel (as Raymond Barry)
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Paige Hall
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Dylan Hall
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Sue Lloyd
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Loan Officer
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Barrish Brother (as Franco Delgado)
Kip Ellwood ...
Male Nurse
Margot Krindel ...
Amber Lloyd
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Storyline

With her husband perpetually away at work, a mother raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some violence and language, and for a strong sex scene | See all certifications »

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bleu profond  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$141,852 (USA) (12 August 2001)

Gross:

$8,821,782 (USA) (23 December 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scott McGehee, David Siegel: as the EMTs from the ambulance that arrive to pick up Jack. See more »

Goofs

Margaret's shoes disappear and reappear between shots when her son comes into the house and she is helping Jack. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Hall: We don't have the money.
Alek 'Al' Spera: You have to get the money. Is that not clear enough?
Margaret Hall: It's $50,000. It is not the kind of thing that everyone can just go out and get.
Alek 'Al' Spera: Have you spoken with your husband?
Margaret Hall: He can't be reached. He's on a carrier somewhere in the nor - This is truly none of your business.
Alek 'Al' Spera: What about the old man? Well, you have to try harder.
Margaret Hall: "Try harder?"
Alek 'Al' Spera: I don't think you're really trying.
Margaret Hall: Really?
Alek 'Al' Spera: Yes.
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Wild Bill Laczko - Transportation See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #10.26 (2013) See more »

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En Forme de Habanera
Written by Maurice Ravel
Performed by Nelson Padgette (piano) and Ronnie Buttacavoli (trumpet)
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Confused
15 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A friend recommended this film to me stating it was the best film he'd seen this year. I am completely dumbfounded at the notion that he, other people at imdb, and several film critics have actually confused this quite possibly one of the worst written, acted, directed, edited, and overscored theme music to cover up the lack of any true emotion or suspense films ever made. I love indie films, but The Deep End is a harsh reminder as to how awful a film can be. Many of the reviews here have summed up why this film is such an abomination. I do have to give kudos to the cinematography, opening title sequence, and sound work, but the film was such a train wreck by the end with its horrendous script, acting and direction colliding, I found myself laughing harder than any comedy I've seen in recent memory.

P.s.

  • I can't wait for the DVD to hear how the film makers explain what a
struggle it was to make such a bad film.


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