Director: Barry Berman Cast: April Grace, Cordereau Dye, Burt Reynolds


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A woman dealing with a family crisis learns about faith and an elderly man learns about tolerance and forgiveness in this Christian drama. Tyree Battle (April Grace) is a single mother trying to raise her 11-year-old son Thaniel (Cordereau Dye) on her own in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Thaniel, like many of his friends, has fallen under the influence of a violent street gang, and, against his better judgment, he becomes involved in a robbery attempt on a local store. Shopkeeper Eli Zeal (Burt Reynolds), a Jewish immigrant who settled into the neighborhood years ago and refuses to leave, won't cooperate with the would-be thieves, and in the confusion, Thaniel shoots him. Eli is seriously wounded and unable to care for himself; hoping Eli won't turn her son into the police, and thinking it's best that they both stay away from the police and the gangs for a while, Tyree brings the wounded shopkeeper along as she and her son pay a visit to her family in Waterproof, LA. As Grandpa Sugar (Whitman Mayo) helps look after Eli and Thaniel gets to know his Uncle Big (Anthony Lee) and Cousin Natty (Orlando Jones), Tyree tries to mend her strained relationship with her mother (Ja'net DuBois), and learns about the faith that has helped keep her family together. Waterproof was the first feature film directed by former screenwriter Barry Berman.

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Release Date: 10/30/2001
UPC: 0745638004937
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Cloud Ten Pictures

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Waterproof 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am happy to say that Burt Reynolds has moved into a new arena of acting. Despite the fact that this film has had little public exposure, it is a gem which will perhaps lead to additional dramatic roles for Mr. Reynolds. Waterproof is a great family film. It is a story of faith, forgiveness, and restoration. The entire cast, with some familiar faces from days past, puts on a superb performance. A great screenplay and depth to the characters make up for a small budget. Waterproof is a WINNER! For the complete movie synopsis I suggest reading the ''All Movie Guide'' review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is an incredible study of race and family relationships, contrasts the city and country, poor and rich. Heartwarming and deep. A winner for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A movie the entire family can enjoy, then discuss personal and practical applications. Prejudice, handicap, race, peer pressure, dysfunctional family issues, all overcome through faith,love and hope.