Dead Calm
Character: Rae Ingram
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Written by: Terry Hayes, Charles Williams (novel)
Produced by: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Doug Mitchell
Other cast: Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar, Joshua Tilden
Release date: April 7, 1988
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Running time: 1h 36min

Rae Ingram and her husband, John, struggle to overcome the sudden death of their young son. In an attempt to move past their loss, the couple take their yacht out for an extended vacation trip. While far out at sea, they come across a sinking schooner and rescue the ship's sole survivor, Hughie Warriner. Hughie claims the crew of the ship died from food poisoning. Though Rae is empathetic towards Hughie, John is suspicious of his story.


• A couple alone at sea. When a stranger called for help, they made a fatal mistake… they answered.
• A Voyage Into Fear.
• High Seas. Deep Terror.
• Try To Stay Calm.
• In the middle of nowhere there is nowhere to hide.


• Before filming began, Nicole Kidman took lessons from the owner of the Storm Vogel on how to operate the ship. During the storm sequences near the end of the film, she is actually piloting the yacht.
• Nicole Kidman turned 20 during production. The cast and crew held a massive party at a nearby isolated island.

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