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Director  David S. Marfield
Initial DVD release  July 25, 2006
Duration  
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Mystery, Thriller
Music director  Charlie Clouser
Country  United States
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Release date  June 9, 2005 (2005-06-09) (Seattle International Film Festival)
Based on  Deepwater  by Matthew F. Jones
Writer  Matthew F. Jones (novel), David S. Marfield (screenplay)
Cast  Lucas Black (Nat Banyon), Peter Coyote (Herman Finch), Mía Maestro (Iris), Lesley Ann Warren (Pam), Xander Berkeley (Gus), Michael Ironside (Walnut)
Similar movies  Z for Zachariah, Spirited Away, Amélie, Brooklyn, Casablanca, Gangs of New York

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Deepwater is a 2005 neo-noir film directed and written (screenplay) by David S. Marfield. It is based on Deepwater, a 1999 novel written by Matthew F. Jones. It was screened at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 9, 2005, and the München Fantasy Filmfest in Germany on June 28, 2005. The film was shot in Clearwater and Little Fort in B.C., Canada.

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Synopsis

Nat Banyon (Lucas Black) is a hitch-hiker whose dream is to open an ostrich farm in Wyoming. Early in the trip, he gets in a fight at a truck-stop bar and in the ruckus, takes his opponent's car keys, stealing his sports car. Continuing the journey, he finds a stranger (Peter Coyote) trapped in an overturned vehicle. He rescues him just as the car is completely destroyed by an incoming truck. Grateful for saving his life, the stranger, Herman Finch, hires Nat as the handyman for his motel. Nat soon learns that Finch runs a criminal network, acting in collusion with the police. Most of the locals are also in league with Finch. And everyone who irritates or opposes him soon turns up missing. They are then found dead.

Finch's young, attractive wife Iris (Mía Maestro) soon hatches a plan to run off with Nat, planning to steal Finch's ill-gotten gains. Soon, Finch begins manipulating Nat when the latter begins questioning him about all the mysterious activities that had been taking place. Finch challenges Nat to a boxing match. If Nat won, he would be free to leave and take his car as well as the salary that he had made as Finch's handyman.

Nat shows up to the fight after training himself to tip-top shape. When he steps into the ring, Finch suddenly reveals that the fight was a joke. Finch actually never intended Nat to leave; Nat had been too good of a worker and had learned about too many of his dark secrets. Enraged, Nat attacks Finch, and then rushes to the motel. There, he grabs Iris and tells her that they had to leave. Despite her resistance, Nat is too deeply in love with Iris to escape alone. He kidnaps her and speeds away. Unsure of where to go in the night, Nat follows Iris' directions. However, Iris deceives Nat to drive to the barn where he had seen Finch for the fight. In a final fit of frustration, Nat drives off into the water. He swims out for a final showdown with Finch. Nat loses the fight, and the police arrive to arrest him.

It is only later discovered that Nat was a schizophrenic who had multiple personalities. The film had generally focused on his nobler personality. Not only did he fix Finch's motel, Nat also helped Finch murder his enemies. His personalities were likely entirely unaware of each other. The film also slowly alludes to the fact that Iris' love for Nat had been Nat's own hallucination.

Nat is sent to a mental hospital where he falls deeper into mental illness, whimpering about the baby ostriches that he would now never have the chance to raise.

Cast

  • Lucas Black...Nat Banyon
  • Peter Coyote...Herman Finch
  • Mía Maestro...Iris
  • Lesley Ann Warren...Pam
  • Xander Berkeley...Gus
  • Jason Cerbone...Sal
  • Michael Ironside...Walnut
  • Kristen Bell...Nurse Laurie
  • Ben Cardinal...Petersen
  • Dee Snider...Bartender
  • John Boncore...Joe Littlefeet
  • Valerie Murphy...Stripper
  • DVD

    The region 1 DVD was released July 25, 2006.

    References

    Deepwater (film) Wikipedia
    Deepwater (film) IMDb Deepwater (film) themoviedb.org


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