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Stephen Lord (writer)
Ralph Wilkerson (book)
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Release Date:
2 October 1980 (Mexico) See more »
Some will believe--others will not. DECIDE FOR YOURSELF! See more »
A documentary that explores the subject of near death experiences. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Brad Crandall ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vern Adix ... Plato
Linda Bishop ... Army Nurse
Janet Bylund ... Nurse
Richard Cannaday ... Physician
Maxilyn Capell ... Dr. Stevens
David Chandler ... Nobleman
Hyde Clayton ... Sam
Elaine Daniel ... Janice
Lori Davis ... Little Girl
Stewart Falconer ... Dr. Meyers
Ian Flynn ... MacDougall
Mary Ethel Gregory ... Ursula Phillips
Myron Peter Griffen ... Morgue Attendant
John F. Hart ... Doctor Williams
Barta Heiner ... Ann Fleck (as Barta Lee Heiner)
Bruce Hertford ... Male Participant
Carol Hertford ... Girl at seance
Richard Jury ... Jacob Thompson
Norm Keefer ... Paul Kelly (as Norman Keefer)
Thomas Kelley ... Paramedic
Diane Kozlowski ... Elizabeth Browning
Charan Levitan ... Suicide girl
Marie Lillo ... Sally Petrie

Anne Lockhart ... Additional voice
Anna Louise ... Medium
Robert Macri ... Pastor Wilkerson
Anthony Mannino ... Doctor
James Montgomery ... Student
Alan Nash ... Ben Franklin
Jan Noyes ... Mother
Jean Stringam Oswald ... Amy Parker
Lucia Pappas ... Wife of Nobleman
Kate Petley ... Julie Wilson
Walt Price ... Dan Wilson
H.E.D. Redford ... Army Captain
Steve Riley ... The medium
Steve Riley ... The Medium
Bruce Robinson ... Assist to MacDougall
Joe Robinson ... Doctor
Tony Romano ... Patient
Larry Roupe ... Minister
Beverly Rowland ... Mrs. Houdini

Oscar Rowland ... Royal Physician
Stanley Russon ... Thomas Edison
Michael Ruud ... Byron Temple
Craig Shipler ... Medium
Malinda St. James ... Mrs. Sharon Temple
Craig Stephenson ... Eric Parker
James Lyle Strong ... Dr. James Toomey (as Jim Strong)
M. Scott Wilkinson ... George Fleck
Shelley Young ... Louisa May Alcott (as Shelley Osterloh)

Directed by
James L. Conway 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Lord  writer
Ralph Wilkerson  book

Produced by
Charles E. Sellier Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Bob Summers 
Cinematography by
Henning Schellerup 
Film Editing by
Kent Schafer 
Art Direction by
Charles C. Bennett  (as Charles Bennett)
Costume Design by
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell  (as Cheryl Beasley)
Makeup Department
Jim Belcher .... assistant makeup artist
Dennis Marsh .... makeup artist
Production Management
Morris Chapnick .... production manager
Stan Siegel .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Baldoni .... second assistant director
Jerry Fleck .... first assistant director
Art Department
Freddie Mullis .... property master
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... sound editor
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Jim Bryan .... supervising sound editor
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Larry Kemp .... sound editor
Tom Ruff .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Doug Hubbard .... special effects
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Dillingham .... camera operator
Doc Heavirland .... key grip
Glenn Schellerup .... gaffer (as Glen Schellerup)
Mike Sherman .... best boy
Arly H. Thomsen .... equipment grip (as Arly Thompson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Bates .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
John Forrest Niss .... assistant editor
James D. Wells .... supervising editor
John O. Wilde .... assistant editor (as John Wilde)
Location Management
Hal Schlueter .... location manager
Dennis Williams .... location manager
Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Richard Simard .... transportation captain
Other crew
Corey Burton .... adr loop group
Elliot Friedgen .... production executive
Lynette Gardner .... business coordinator
Merrill Peterson .... production secretary
Anne Warner .... script supervisor

DistributorsOther Companies
  • Spectrum Films  post-production facilities (as Spectrum Films International)

Additional Details

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USA:93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:G | USA:Approved (certificate #25142)
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I too saw this as a child and have searched for it., 30 August 2006
Author: oc_realtor ( from United States

How funny that someone else had my same experience.

I too remember seeing this as a child and I have remembered this movies for years when others I have seen just recently have been long forgotten.

This was one of about 1/2 a dozen moves that really had an impact on me as a child.

I don't think of it often, but every once-in-awhile I do an internet search to see if I can find it.

It definitely made me wonder as a child. Would love to buy it or rent it again if ever it comes out on DVD or video.

I think there was a sequel as well?

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