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Status: Released

Runtime: 96

Budget: $10,000,000

Revenue: $7,825,000

Languages: it, en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1989-04-07

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Alternative Titles

  • Halálos nyugalom
  • Dead Calm - OZ
  • Terror a Bordo
  • Todesstille
  • Úplné bezvětří
Content Score: 100


6.5/10 (41 votes)


An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.


High seas. Deep terror. Try to stay calm.


Director: Phillip Noyce
Writers: ,

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman
as Rae Ingram

Sam Neill

Sam Neill
as John Ingram

Billy Zane

Billy Zane
as Hughie Warriner

George Shevtsov

George Shevtsov
as Doctor

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A review by John Chard

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... read the rest.