Though it lacks Alfred Hitchcock's wry and macabre sense of humor, DEAD CALM is a cracklingly good, cold-blooded film that never lets up in its truly Hitchcockian suspense. Under the gripping direction of Phillip Noyce, the film sustains tension and power beautifully, right through to
its startling conclusion.
Middle-aged surgeon John Ingram (Sam Neill) and his wife Rae (Nicole Kidman) embark on an extended yachting trip after the gruesome death of their little son in a car accident. The trip is intended as a therapeutic measure for the traumatized Rae. Things go well until the couple rescues Hughie
Warriner (Billy Zane), the sole survivor from a sinking schoon...