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By Barry Berman (Director), Carol Baum (Producer) & Burt Reynolds (Actor)
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RATED: PG-13 (for a scene of violence)

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Burt Reynolds, delivers an unforgettable performance in this incredible story of love, faith, and spiritual awakening.

Eli Zeal (Reynolds) is a bitter Jewish shopkeeper who is shot during a hold-up attempt by the 11-year-old son of a single mother in Washington D.C. Distraught and with nowhere else to turn, the boy's mother Tyree Battle, played by April Grace (Finding Forrester, Magnolia), kidnaps the wounded Zeal and along with her son, flees to her small hometown of Waterproof, Louisiana--anda family she hasn't seen in years.

Thrust into the unfamiliar world of the deep south, Zeal finds himself surrounded by Tyree's brothers--one battling a severe brain injury (Orlando Jones), the other an angry alcoholic (Anthony Lee)-her hundred year old grandfather (Whitman Mayo) and a mother of irrepressible faith (Ja'net Dubois).

But, as they work to nurse Zeal back to health, dark shadows begin to emerge from the family's past--forcing them to confront a dreadful secret that has torn them apart.

Filled with powerful performances from an ensemble cast, Waterproof is a heart-wrenching and beautiful story of the search for truth, and the power of forgiveness.

Special DVD features:
*widescreen version
*making of Waterproof
*theatrical trailer
*deleted scenes
*actor bios
*web links

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Actors: Cloud Ten Pictures, April Grace, Burt Reynolds, Cordereau Dye, Brandon Crawford
Directors: Barry Berman
Producers: Carol Baum, Chris Bromley, Craig Fincannon, Frank Capra Jr., Hank Levine, Jonathan Cornick
Format: Color,   DVD,   NTSC
Language: English
Region Code: 99
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures
Running Time: 100.00 minutes
Record Label   Sony Pictures
Format   Color / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  DVD Video
Release Date   Apr 29, 2008
Publisher   E1 Entertainment
ISBN  8901005085  
ISBN13  9788901005089  
UPC  745638005033  

Availability  0 units.

More About Barry Berman, Carol Baum & Burt Reynolds

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barry Berman, Ph.D., is the Walter H. "Bud" Miller Distinguished Professor of Business and Professor of Marketing and International Business at Hofstra University. He also serves as the Director of Hofstra University's Executive Master of Business Administration program. Dr. Berman is the author or editor of numerous books and articles and is active in various professional associations. At Hofstra, he has received two Dean's Awards. Dr. Berman has also been honored as Teacher of the Year by the Hofstra M.B.A. Association. Barry Berman and Joel R. Evans (Hofstra University) are co-authors of several best-selling texts, including Marketing in the 21st Century and Retail Management: A Strategic Approach (Prentice Hall). They have co-chaired numerous prestigious conferences, including the 1995 American Marketing Association Faculty Consortium on "Ethics and Social Responsibility in Marketing" and the 2000 Academy of Marketing Science/American Collegiate Retailing Association Triennial Retailing Conference. Each has a chapter in the most recent edition of Dartnell's Marketing Manager's Handbook. Drs. Evans and Berman have been consultants for such firms as Fortunoff, NCR, PepsiCo, and Simon Properties. Both regularly teach undergraduate and graduate marketing courses to a wide range of students.

Barry Berman was born in 1957.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Waterproof?

Great movie  Oct 23, 2005
I love this movie! It is movie you want to watch over and over
Some good - some bad  Oct 20, 2004
This movie has so many ups and downs it is hard to rate.

I believe the fillers (parts with Burt Reynolds suffering or just lying around) waste this movie away.

There are some amazing performances by April Grace, Orlando Jones, and Ja'net Dubois, but the film just falls a little flat in my view. I think most people will enjoy the film, but I think it could have been written a little better. The beginning is a bit confusing and needed more'll see what I mean if you watch it.

I give it three stars for the good acting by half of the cast.

I would like to see Burt Reynolds do more Christian based movies though. He was awesome in Smokey and The Bandit!

See ya next review.

Heavenly Surprise  Jan 6, 2004
This movie is just a wonderful piece of human drama that echos with a heavenly chorus of redemption. If there is any movie that will move the heart this is it. The section on the making of Waterproof was such a wonderful bit of info that it is a must to review.
Very inspiring and realistic!!!  Sep 24, 2003
The promos of this film state that this "...a soulful saga of redemption and forgiveness, played to perfection," and I couldn't agree more.

In one of his rare moments in films lately, Burt Reynolds portrays "Eli Zeal," a shopkeeper who learns about forgiveness and that is truly human to make mistakes. With an ensemble cast which includes April Grace, Whitman Mayo, Orlando Jones, Ja'net Dubois, and Anthony Lee, this is a marvelous film and it is filled with powerful performances from this cast.

The movie is heartwrenching and the music is equally phenomenal in its depiction of life in the deep South. Prepare yourself for some profound story telling. Highly recommended!!!

Not exactly "Christian"!  Aug 5, 2003
If your idea of becoming a Christian is to be dunked in the baptismal waters, you might enjoy this movie. Otherwise, stay away from it. The main female character has a very rotten attitude, and her endless complaining gets old after a while. There is not word of her repenting or trusting the Lord for a change in attitude. She simply gets baptized, and we are supposed to believe that everything is different now.
I would recommend you try a different movie for entertainment or spiritual edification.

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