The Deep End

Synopsis: With her husband perpetually away at work, a mother raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

- [Chuckles]

I thought I was your little secret.

Imagine my surprise.

No, she knew I was at the club

Friday night. All right? That's all.

- She doesn't really know...

- She knows. Believe me.

- Why-Why are you saying that?

- Beau-Beau.

She's a mother, not a moron.

Shut up.

She was bound to find out sooner or

later. That's the way these things work.

Look, I just don't want you

talking to her anymore, okay?

- Or to anyone else, for that matter.

- All right.

- No, no one. I'm serious.

It's my business.

- All right.

- If I choose to tell...

- Whatever you want, precious.

What did you

talk to her about?

- What did you say to her?

- Nothing.

Well, not much.

You gotta relax, beauty.

Why? What'd she tell you?

Did she ask you

to stay away from me?

- I believe she did.

- And?

And l...

All right, l...

I told her

I might be amenable...

to a little... negotiation.

Friendly to an offer.


To stop seeing me?

- Of course I was lying. You know that.

- I know what?

That you tried to steal money

from my mother?

- It's only money.

Don't take it so personally.

- Get off me.

- Look, I need money.

Haven't you noticed...

- Get off me. Get off me.

- I tend to overindulge?

- I said, don't touch me!

That hurt, you little f*ck.

Hey, come on.

Come on.

Look, I'm sorry, all right?

- I'm sorry. Beau...

- Get off my arm.

[Laughing]Jesus, Beau,

you're not being a very good host.

Get out.

Get out of here.

Easy, tiger.

- Get the f*ck outta here.

- [Laughing] That hurt.

Hey, Beau. Beau.

Beau, come on. Come on.

Beau... Beau.

Jesus, Beau.

[Wood Snapping]

Beau, what...

Sweetheart, what happened?


I thought I was

the only one up.

[Door Slams Shut]


- You're sure I shouldn't go?

- Yes. I'll be right back.

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Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1889–1955) was an American novelist and short story writer. She primarily authored fiction in the hardboiled subgenre of detective novels. more…

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