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Head Above Water (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 25 June 1997 (USA)
A prominent judge, his wife, her ex-lover, and their neighbor encounter a dead body that complicates their lives.

Director:

Jim Wilson

Writers:

Eirik Ildahl (screenplay "Hodet over vannet"), Geir Eriksen (screenplay "Hodet over vannet") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harvey Keitel ... George
Cameron Diaz ... Nathalie
Craig Sheffer ... Lance
Billy Zane ... Kent
Shay Duffin ... Policeman
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Storyline

In this dark comedy, a supreme court judge (George) and his very young wife (Nathalie) are on vacation at her family's summer home on an island. When the caretaker, her childhood pal, Lance, takes George on a fishing trip an old flame (Kent) shows up to surprise Nathalie while she's alone. After a night of drinking Nathalie awakes to find Kent, naked and dead in her bed, just as her husband and Lance are arriving. Panicked, Nathalie hides the body but as everyone finds out it just leads to more trouble as they try to dispose of the body and eventually discover what really happened to her ex. Written by nurpin

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Murder just became a water sport. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some moments of strong violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acque profonde See more »

Filming Locations:

Phippsburg, Maine, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,589, 29 June 1997

Gross USA:

$32,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,212
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original Norwegian version, Head Above Water (1993), the female main character (Lene Elise Bergum) was topless for at least half of the movie. This was not the case in the Hollywood version. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, after the copyright notice, there's an additional scene showing Lance's bird, Mo, on a cliff near the shore, chewing on the remains of Kent's postcard. See more »


Soundtracks

Sail On Sailor
Written by Brian Wilson (uncredited), Tandyn Almer (uncredited), Van Dyke Parks (uncredited), Ray Kennedy (uncredited) and Jack Rieley (uncredited)
Performed by Golden Earring
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Norwegian version better
25 May 1999 | by GiraffSee all my reviews

Quick note for the norwegian readers. The film "Head above water is a remake of Mikkel Gaups' "Hodet over vannet". The original is much better. Also, don't leave the theatre at once, wait until after the credits :)


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