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Quicksand (2003)

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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John Mackenzie

Writers:

Desmond Lowden (book), Timothy Prager (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Martin Raikes
Michael Caine ... Jake Mellows
Judith Godrèche ... Lela Forin (as Judith Godreche)
Rade Serbedzija ... Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Matthew Marsh ... Michel Cote
Xander Berkeley ... Joey Patterson
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Beth Ann
Rachel Ferjani Rachel Ferjani ... Rachel
Elina Löwensohn ... Vannessa (as Elina Lowensohn)
Clare Thomas ... Emma
Hermione Norris ... Sarah
William Beck ... Nicoli
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Vincent Deschamps
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Jean Pillon
Colin Stinton ... Harbinson
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Storyline

The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York City bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international movie star who has become embroiled in criminal activities.

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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English | French | Russian

Release Date:

26 May 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Quicksand - Gefangen im Treibsand See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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

The dead girl in the bed in the start of the movie blinks, not only once, but twice (!) before the sheet lying over her is pulled away. See more »

Quotes

Lela Forin: The sea keeps things in perspective, which is eay to lose.
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Fragile Shape
Written by Phillip Wyard, Barbie Thomas and Anthony Banks
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Do dead bodies blink? Twice?
4 April 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

The blinking corpse in the beginning of this film is a clue as to the shabby production which follows. A story of international intrigue with Keaton's character framed for murder and desperately trying to exonerate himself while on the run from both good and evil elements, "Quicksand" sinks slowly into its own messy conglomerated story which tries to do too much in too little time. Its good cast and nice locations can't make up for the poor screenplay, the herky-jerky flow, the numerous unanswered questions, and countless plot holes making this flick best saved for broadcast where one can switch channels with no liability as soon as they find themselves losing interest; which may be sooner than later. (C-)


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