After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

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Martin Raikes
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Jake Mellows
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Lela Forin (as Judith Godreche)
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Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Michel Cote
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The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities. Written by Anonymous

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He's running for his life and running out of time. See more »

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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26 May 2005 (South Korea)  »

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Quicksand - Gefangen im Treibsand  »

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Trivia

The movie is similar in plot to the unfinished and abandoned 1974 film project "Jackpot" with Richard Burton, Charlotte Rampling, and James Coburn or Robert Mitchum. See more »

Goofs

On leaving the casino, Elina tells Jake that '100,000 Francs is a lot of money', referring to his loss on the tables, Monaco uses the same currency as France, and the Euro was introduced as a 'hard' currency on January 1st 2002, long before this film is supposed to take place. See more »

Quotes

Lela Forin: The sea keeps things in perspective, which is eay to lose.
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References Sky News: Live at Five (1990) See more »

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Eventide
Written by Roman Morykit
Performed by Gypsy Soul
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A rather under rated movie
24 December 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a well crafted albeit formulaic movie. I don't find much fault with it - a blinking corpse can't distract me (contrary to other reviewers, as it seems). Incidentally, irritation is a major factor in the story, the main character, an ultra pedantic controller from a global consultancy enterprise (frankly a great, contemporary creation and a good, convincing performance by Michael Keaton) represents just a little, irritating grain of sand in the international machinery of crime.

The plot is the 39 steps, Saboteur, North by Northwest etc. all over. A wrongly accused and framed man on the run gets help from a beautiful woman and succeeds in turning the table on his pursuers. The grace, elegance and beauty of actress Judith Godrèche is a major asset of Quicksand. As far as the crime and the front for it are concerned, I found the movie credible. I assume in this aspect it relates to actuality more accurately than one might feel comfortable with. White slave trade from Eastern Europe is a new and unpleasant reality in Western Europe and probably in America as well. It happens in front of our doorsteps, so to speak. If Quicksand helps to bring this to mind, all the better.

They had some excellent location scouts working on this movie. Almost the whole story evolves in and around the town of Nice and I found they caught the feel of this picture postcard place with its not so nice underbelly perfectly. There is a great assassination scene in the central district - and one will find references to Hitchcock's Nice- movie To Catch a Thief here and there. My favorite location is the small open air cinema high up above the coastline in the hills which serves as meeting place between Keaton and Godrèche. Who wouldn't like to be there when the


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