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The Pool (2001)

Swimming Pool - Der Tod feiert mit (original title)
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International students at an elite Prague school are stalked and murdered while holding a party in an abandoned water park.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Miller ... Sarah
Elena Uhlig ... Carmen
Paul T. Grasshoff Paul T. Grasshoff ... Gregor (as Thorsten Grasshoff)
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Frank
Isla Fisher ... Kim
Jason Liggett Jason Liggett ... Martin
Jonah Lotan Jonah Lotan ... Chris
Cordelia Bugeja ... Mel
James McAvoy ... Mike
Linda Rybová ... Svenja
Bryan Carney Bryan Carney ... Carter
Maximilian Grill Maximilian Grill ... Diego
Anna Geislerová ... Catherine
Jan Vlasák ... Kadankov
Daniel Wurm Daniel Wurm ... Tommy
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Storyline

School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they intend to throw the best party of their lives. The idea to stage the party in Prague's biggest swimming pool is illegal but cool. And when Gregor, the laid-back leader of the group thinks an idea is good, then no-one else from the group objects. But what begins as the night of all nights quickly turns into a life and death struggle, as the friends come to realise that death itself is on the guest list... A mysterious masked killer sets a hunt in motion that ranges through the facility's halls and corridors. As the kids panic it begins to dawn on them that the killer must be one of them... Written by Anonymous

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Evil has surfaced.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, substance abuse and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pool See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberec, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$963,010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Mel waits for Martin in the gym, the words "Have a Nice Day" can be seen etched on the killer's machete. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, Carmen and some others are standing in front of the High School, and Carmen lights up a cigarette twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Greg: I'm sorry, Sarah. I didn't know your father was still an issue. You don't talk about it anymore.
Sarah: So I should cry about it everyday, that way you can remember?
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Connections

Followed by The Pool 2 (2005) See more »

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Room With A View
Written and Composed by I. Knollmann / G. Knollmann / A. Siedenbiedel / E. Herwig / J.D. Poggemann.
Performed by Donots.
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Ve must get out o'vere
11 February 2010 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

As far as cheap German knock-offs to "Scream" go, this is probably as good as they're ever going to get. I just assume so, because I really can't be bothered with checking. Sure, this has the most wooden acting ever captured on celluloid, and the thick accents pretty much everybody has are annoying as hell, but this can all be forgiven because it's still pretty entertaining. A lot of people die violent, gory deaths, none of that PG-13 crap the American market is overflown with. The killer does some serious damage here. The pace is very fast, the mystery is at least somewhat compelling, the girls (particularly Elena Uhlig) are all pretty hot, what more can you really expect from this movie? "Swimming Pool" is not a good movie, but it's remarkably easy to watch it all the way through.


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