Synopsis: In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it's autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they've even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore. Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message -
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Carl Tibbetts
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Now listen. Tell Simon that

Tommy has the plans and the model.

I'll be back in about ten days,

and I can take over then.

Well, it's all come at a bad time, really.

Dan? Hello?

It always happens in the same place.

Quite convenient, actually.

You're having a few days

away from the wee ones, are you?

Er, just a bit of peace and quiet, really.

You're going to the right place

for that, boy.

There you go.

Now, the CB

goes straight through to me.

If you need help, just call.

I'll be over on Saturday

unless I hear from you. OK?

- Thank you, Doug.

- Thanks, Doug.

Be good!

Kate! I was thinking we'd go for a walk.

Maybe after breakfast?

- Kate?

- Uh-huh?

I was thinking we could do that walk.

You know the one? Around the coast?

- Let's just see how I go with this, OK?

OK. Yeah.


You OK?


- Aw, no, they're babies!

- What are you talking about?

We'll grill these two feckers on toast

with a bit of lemon, and mwah!

- Come on, bring them in.

- Ah... le poisson!


Look at that.


- 2002, huh?

- Mm-hm.

All right. I'll get rid of these.


Oh, great.

- How was it?

- It was a cold bath.

Doug'll be here in the morning.

He'll sort it out.


I don't recall it giving us any trouble

last time.

It's a while since

you've been here, though.

Now, she's full of character,

I'll give you that.

She's never down for long.

No, I tried that, mate. It didn't work.

- There we are.

You've got to keep it down

for a count of three.

- Ah.

- Keep it down hard, mind.

To kick-start her again, read these

and that'll do the trick. Good man.


Oh! I almost forgot.

- There's a present from Mrs. Doug.

- Ah!

Now, she baked them specially,

so watch your teeth.

That's very kind.

Tell her thanks very much from us.

Not much for her to do up this part

of the world. It's that, or talk to me.

- And I tell you, I'm never short of cake.

- How are you getting on here, you two?

- Good.

Not gone mad yet?

No, we love this island.

We've had some good times here.

You've found them again, have you?

- Right, I'll see you later, Martin.

- Great. Thanks a million, Doug. Bye.


- Kate, I was calling you.

- Hang on a second!

Just give me a minute, OK?

Well... the dinner's on the table.


- Martin!

- Yeah! I'm down here.

- What's going on?

- Oh, it's gone again.

That's a good look.

Oh. Yeah. Thanks.

I was just running a bath,

and it just went.

- Any luck.

- No.

I've held it down for three.

That doesn't seem to be working.

So it says, "Use a ratchet screwdriver.

"Make sure the isolating switch

on the front of the generator is off.

We have an "intermittent malfunction

of the cut-out".

Yeah, definitely got that.


What the f*** is a ratchet screwdriver?


- Doug, Martin's been injured.

The generator

practically blew up on him. Over.

It's a hairy old thing, but I didn't know

it had gone that bad. Over.

Doug, it's... Don't worry.

Aye, well, I'll bring my doctor

over anyway.

It'll be tomorrow now. Don't touch

the generator until we get there. Over.

All right.

Thanks, Doug. See you. Over and out.

Over and out.

There's absolutely nothing.

I guess I'll try and call him

on the CB again.

Yeah. It's just impossible

to cook on a fire.

Er... are you OK with bread and cheese?

It's fine, Kate. I'll sort it out.

What are you doing?

I was getting some wood

and I found this thing.

We've waited all day

and Doug hasn't turned up.

It's getting dark.

We've got to sort this out.

Doug, this is

the Fairweather Cottage. Over.

Come on.

This is the Fairweather Cottage. Over.

If you'd just calm down...

Could we row to him?

Could we row to the mainland?

- It's miles away. It's freezing.

- OK. So we could be just stranded here.

Please don't be silly. Come on.

What did we think, coming back here?

Coming back to the same place,

like we're gonna just solve

all our problems.

I don't see what that has to do with this.

Come on, Martin, this is just torture,

being back here!


I'm really trying my best here.

If you want me to apologies again, I will.

I am so... so sorry... I wasn't there.

I'm sorry the power went out, I'm sorry

the f***ing generator exploded.

I'm sorry for bringing us back here.

I'm sorry for all of it.

You didn't even want him.

Jesus Christ. Please...


There's someone here! I just saw them!

This is Fairweather Cottage

on Blackholme Island.

We need to report an injured man.

We need medical assistance, please.

Over and out.

Doug, if you can hear us, this is

Martin and Kate. Please contact us.

Just think for a second.

OK, he just...

He's got to have come on a boat

from the mainland.

Then the boat would be at the beach.

You go, and I'll stay with the CB.

OK, I'll be back.


No boat. Nothing.


F***ing hell.

Maybe we should just go. Let's just go.

Kate, listen. There's no boat,

there's no way out, there's nothing.

-A f***ing gun!

- I know.

- OK, we have to get it off him.

- Don't be ridiculous.

- Listen, Kate.

- No.

If he's from the military,

he'll understand.

If he's not in the military,

we don't know who the hell he is.


Go. Bedroom.

Water. I need some water.

I need some water.

What happened?

I was making a crossing

in some rough water

and my boat

got sucked into the rocks.



You OK?


I'm sorry, I don't know your name.

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