Lost in a storm, transient Jack (Lou Diamond Phillips) seeks shelter in a remote woodland cabin and suddenly finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his child bride. The storm is but the harbinger of a hurricane and though the reclusive Lyle Yates (Charles Dance) knows it, he is too paranoid to leave and so forces his wife Willie (Mia Sara) and Jack to flee. It's a small cabin and as the storm rages on, tensions mount. Matters reach one of several climaxes when Jack tries to persuade Willie to escape with him. Eventually the situation escalates into deadly violence, meaning that only two will walk away from their lonely shelter. Originally aired on cable, Undertow is set in the U.S. but was filmed entirely in Eastern Europe.
by Sandra Brennan synopsis