DESPERATE VOYAGE (TV movie)
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A Caribbean cruise turns to nightmare when two couples run afoul of a pair of modern day pirates.
Louis is a rapist as well as a pirate and a murderer. The actual rape scene is not shown, but JB does a really great job of being sexually threatening with restraining or roving hands, especially stroking with the back of his hand and pressing his open mouth to the womans skin. Good close-ups when promised second woman by Jacques.
Cajun accent. Louis is mentally below par, judging from how his uncle treats him and his open-mouthed idiotic expressions. Lots of happy baby smiles when playing with toys like a stolen watch or woman.
Disagreeing with the Times critic, I found this watchable only for JB, who is amazingly creepy, and looks great. The victims were pretty boring, IMO. (MG)
JB has a nice tan and a tank top that shows off his pecs and arms when rowing, steering, gathering ropes, etc. The dark blue is a good color on him, and his hair is wavy in the sea air. Hes got a knife strapped to back right waist.
"Rousingly suspenseful, marvelously atmospheric... rollicking, old-fashioned entertainment." James Brown, Los Angeles Times, 11/28/1980, sec.IV, p.19.
Louis is thrown overboard into propeller blades, then eaten by sharks.
"Oui, Uncle Jacques." (About half of his dialogue is this line, and JB gives each version a different delivery. Wow.)
"It is better you do not scream."
Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island, California.
About 8 minutes in 13 scenes, throughout first 2/3 of film.