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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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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 rushes shown to Martin Raikes (Michael Keaton) when he visits the movie set were taken from the Sir Michael Caine movie Shadow Run (1998). 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

Rachel: [Speaking of Raikes] His wife ran off with an English stud, which is an oxymoron.
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References Sky News at Five (1990) See more »

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Something More
Written and performed by Monk
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Quicksand
13 October 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

Keaton plays a US banking compliance officer who goes to Monaco to check out the books of a film being made starring has been action man Caine. On arrival, Keaton is framed for murder and money laundering and goes on the run.

This may not be great cinema, but it makes for quite an exciting 90 minutes. Keaton is good in a rare average Joe type of role, Serbedzija plays his usual Eastern European nasty as well as he ever does and Caine pretty much steals the show in a smaller role adding a bit of humour to proceedings. The set pieces, chases etc are well handled and whilst pretty much all very predictable it just ain't that bad.


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