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Jay Russell - Tom Pelphrey, Jay Russell and Michael Cumpsty Sunday 19th August 2012 Broadway closing night of 'End Of The Rainbow' at the Belasco Theatre - Backstage

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Jay Russell Tuesday 3rd April 2012 Broadway opening night after party for 'End Of The Rainbow' held at The Plaza Hotel

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Jay Russell - Jay Russell, Tom Pelphrey, Tracie Bennett and Michael Cumpsty Monday 2nd April 2012 Broadway opening night of 'End Of The Rainbow' at the Belasco Theatre - Curtain Call

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The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep Review


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It has to be the most incongruous concept for a family film ever. Take the myth of the Loch Ness monster, marry it to a near note-for-note take on E.T., and pepper the entire thing with a World War II era British boy's adventure tale. Add in the millennium-mandated CGI, some standard kid vid slapstick, and an ending that sees both Das Boot and Free Willy inadvertently referenced, and you've got Jay Russell's incredibly surreal The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep. While this cobbled together effort offers some intriguing ideas, things get messy quickly, and quite often.

It's the mid-point of WWII, and the household staff of a massive Scottish manor is taken aback by the arrival of an entire English battalion. They are there, on express permission of the owner, to guard the local lake and prevent German U-boats from advancing on UK positions. Among the servant family affected are head housekeeper Anne MacMarrow (Emily Watson), and her children Kristie and little Angus (Alex Etel). She's already suffered a wartime loss, and doesn't want her children harmed further. Into their life come two distinct beings. One is new handyman Lewis Mowbray (Ben Chaplin). The other is a baby "water horse" -- a mythic creature that takes an instant liking to Angus. While he tries to protect the beast, the forces of war threaten everyone -- and everything -- on the estate.

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Jay Russell Saturday 8th December 2007 'The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep' premiere held at the Cinerama Dome -- Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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