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Plot: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm weather conditions, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
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Stay calm and you may yet not end up dead.
Dead Calm is directed by Phillip Noyce and adapted to screenplay by Terry Hayes from the novel of the same name written by Charles Williams. It stars Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. Music is by Graeme Revell and cinematography by Dean Semler.
After losing their young son in a car accident, John (Neill) and Rae Ingram (Kidman) head out alone on their yacht for an ocean vacation. Whilst taking in some R&R, the couple spy a ship drifting in the distance, then a man in a dinghy hurriedly rows towards them. He boards their yacht, frantic and panicked, he tells them the ship is sinking and that all on board are dead, killed by food poisoning. His name is Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane), and the Ingram’s are about to wish they had never met him….
The Saracen and The Orpheus.
It’s so refreshing to find a thriller that works without tricks or elaborate plotting, where the narrative is stripped down to the bare bones and played out purely by three characters. Dead Calm, whilst not exactly the most credible of thrillers from the 80s, contains genuine suspense, a pot boiling heart and production value of some distinction. Director Noyce deals in psychological studies, primarily that of a lunatic and that of a woman beset with grief having to use her mental fortitude to hopefully save herself and her husband.
Noyce and his team get the maximum amount of edge of the seat thrills from a small isolated yacht in the middle of a vast ocean, with tight camera work and nifty editing, it’s a film of quality that belies its pared back production. Even ace Aussie photographer Semler (previously Mad Max 2/Razorback, latterly Dances With Wolves/Waterworld) creates beauty out of such a sparse set up, where the blues and greens of the ocean warm the soul and the red sunsets please the eyes. They be glimpses of Mother Earth that give the Ingram’s something tangible to fight for.
With the plot requiring Neill to be in his own isolated hell, he turns in a more measured performance, perfect in fact, but it’s Zane and Kidman who steal the show. This would prove to be the launching point of Kidman’s career, and it hints at the top actress she would become. She gives Rae Ingram a real strength through adversity, with energy in abundance, intelligence and a simmering sexuality, she’s a lady character earning respect by film lovers because of Kidman’s performance. Zane is suitably edgy, very much giving Hughie a man-child persona, he too exudes a dangerous sexuality, and when it inevitably kicks off, he is scary into the bargain.
A couple of daft character decisions within the story, and a WTF finale, stop it from being near the top of the thriller movie pantheon. But it’s not far off from sitting with the best and it remains fresh and entertaining as the decades roll by. 8/10
Perfect example of why you should check out all the movies that doggy paddled away with an average 3/5 or 6/10 or whatever. For a large minority, it’s not that they’re simply average; it’s that they were barely given a chance
Highly Recommended Thriller
I’ve seen this several times over the years, and I must say this is a really good thriller. It always keeps me interested. Also, since I’m interested in the sea and ships, that’s probably part of the reason why I like the movie so much.
A young Nicole Kidman plays Rae, the wife of John Ingram (Sam Neill), who are taking a sailing trip in the Pacific after losing their only son in an automobile accident. They are having fun sailing through the ocean when they come to a sinking schooner with a man paddling frantically towards their boat in a lifeboat. The man, Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane), turns out to be a crazed lunatic, and when John goes off to check the schooner, Hughie kidnaps his wife and his ship. They are in the fight of their life.
Nicole Kidman is both beautiful and talented. She doesn’t say much in the movie, but her expressions and actions are well portrayed. Billy Zane is a convincing psychopath and Sam Neill is a good actor also. The cinematography is great and the scenery is really beautiful. The only real problem with the movie is the plot.
The movie’s conflict could’ve easily been resolved had it not been for stupid mistakes. The script relies too heavily on these stupid mistakes. Nicole’s character gets numerous chances to kill the psychopath, but she never takes them. And anyone in their right mind wouldn’t leave their wife with a stranger to check out a strange ship. The characters’ lack of common sense is really what keeps the story moving.
But, these plot holes can be forgiven. The acting is great, the direction is great, the cinematography is great. The script could’ve used more work, but that is forgivable. If you enjoy thrillers or are interested in the sea and ships, I suggest you check this movie out. You won’t be disappointed.
An exceptional thriller that will stand the test of time.
Dead calm is an ‘edge of your seat’ thriller with above-average acting from Kidman, Neil and Zane. It’s hard to imagine a film that captivates your attention and sustains it for an hour and a half with just three characters. Not an easy feat by any stretch, yet that is what Philip Noyce accomplishes with this film. The script is very good indeed, but it is the Director who manages to create the right kind of tension to keep the viewer interested throughout. The music score is also beautifully haunting and the cinematography excellent. I found myself holding my breath and feeling the same emotions the actors were conveying. All of these characteristics come together to produce an exceptionally thrilling movie. I watched this movie over a dozen times and enjoyed every viewing. It’s that good!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min), 1 hr 23 min (83 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Phillip Noyce
Writer Terry Hayes (screenplay), Charles Williams (novel)
Actors Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar
Awards 5 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Kennedy Miller Productions
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Colorfilm Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia
Film Length 2,609 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm