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Water Damage (1999)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 30 July 1999 (Argentina)
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As the body count rises, a killer keeps police guessing.

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Murray Battle

Writers:

Tony Johnston, Gregory Ward (book)
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Credited cast:
Daniel Baldwin ... Paul Preedy
Leslie Hope ... Arabella Bauer
John Neville ... Jock Beale
Roberta Maxwell ... Dr. Winston
Mimi Kuzyk ... Eve Preedy
Eugene Lipinski ... David King
Laura Catalano Laura Catalano ... Quinn
Deborah Grover ... Mary Swoffa
Peter Keleghan ... Sandy Adams
Morgan Freeman ... Tom Preedy
Dean Stockwell ... Det. Frank Skoufaris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Dinicol ... Young Victor Dempsey
Patrick Galligan ... Dr. Owen
Trevor Haldenby Trevor Haldenby ... Young Sandy Adams
Topaz Hasfal-Schou ... Head Nurse
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As the body count rises, a killer keeps police guessing.

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Too many victims. Too many suspects. Only one killer.

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Joe Dinicol (Young Victor Dempsey) is the real life grandson of John Neville (Jock Beale). See more »

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Performed by The Philosopher Kings
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intriguing concept but flawed execution
1 June 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Paul Preedy (Daniel Baldwin) loses his son Clifford in a pool drowning. One year later, he has separated from his wife (Mimi Kuzyk) and lives in the empty office space of his bankrupted company. While he and his son Tom have a session with therapist Dr. Winston, they encounter the intriguing Arabella Bauer (Leslie Hope). Paul is invited to a mysterious school reunion. Sandy Adams and David King allude to a reason in the past but Paul insists on not remembering or understanding. When Sandy is killed, police Det. Frank Skoufaris (Dean Stockwell) investigates. Paul tracks down his old headmaster Jock Beale (John Neville) who tells him about a scandalous incident in the school infirmary with the three boys and another boy named Victor Dempsey. Paul struggles to remember.

This movie starts like a sad family drama with the child drowning. It really should start with the four boys in the inciting incident. This movie is trying to be a noirish murder mystery with a femme fatale. Some of it is there but it struggles to be any good. There is a big twist at the hour mark. Baldwin needs to show the shock of the reveal but he doesn't. I wonder whether it's his acting or the directions he's given. The overall concept has some intriguing potential but the execution is lackluster and flawed.


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Release Date:

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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