With the guilt of a young man's death on their hands, three friends see their relationship disintegrate as each vies for survival by trying to kill one another.


Gustavo Lipsztein
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Complete credited cast:
Henry Thomas ... Jeff
Dominique Swain ... Gloria
Scott Bairstow ... Danny
Sebastian DeVicente Sebastian DeVicente ... Marcos
José Wilker ... Father
Renata Fronzi ... Housekeeper
Lavínia Vlasak Lavínia Vlasak ... Brazilian Beauty
Pedro Leitão ... Helicopter Pilot
René Bittencourt René Bittencourt ... Coast Guard (as Renê Bittencourt)
Jânio Souza Ricardo Jânio Souza Ricardo ... Boat Pilot
Gustavo Lipsztein ... Fat Guy in House (as Gustavo 'Guga' Lipsztein)


In Rio de Janeiro, Gloria is an ambitious young woman, whose father is bankrupted. When the son of his business partner, Marcos, arrives in Rio, her father asks Gloria to have a trip with him in their boat Boa Vida. Gloria, her boyfriend Danny and their common friend Jeff get Marcos in his hotel and they go to Angra dos Reis. While in the sea, they drink Caipirinha and beer, and Gloria flirts with the wealthy Marcos. The jealous Danny sees they kissing each other, throws Marcos in the water with a lifebuoy and drives the boat to a distant island to scare Marcos. However, they have a problem with the propellers and when they return to the spot, they do not find Marcos anymore. Afraid of the consequences of his possible drowning, they discuss alibis and how to resolve the situation, shattering their relationship in an environment of high-tension and selfishness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Remake of Knife in the Water (1962) See more »

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Starts out pretty bad but gets a lot better.
25 February 2002 | by jhonny7009See all my reviews

The first part of this film was terrible to watch but it got better. The acting, music, and most of all the look of the film was very unappealing to start with.

It seemed to me that one quarter of the way through this show they must have fired the first director of photography and hired a new one that did much better. This is the first movie that I have seen that made me truely understand the importance of a DP. I say this because in the first part of the movie the camera angles and lighting and framing make it hard to watch and enjoy. This definately improves before the half way mark and the show gets more exciting.

Dominique Swain is cute but she was disappointing in this show. I give most of the credit for me being able to finish this show to Henry Thomas. He is always good.

As a whole I would not recomend this show but I do think the writer/director took some cool risks(the plot and ending) so I will look for his future films.

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Release Date:

12 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hullák a vízben See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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