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Resurrection (1980)

PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  26 September 1980 (USA)
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »

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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context. Written by Michael Cieslak <mcieslak@ix.netcom.com>

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There is a line between life and death. Edna McCauley crossed over that line and came back. Now no one she touches will ever be the same. See more »

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When the idea was first pitched to Ellen Burstyn, the film was supposed to be more of a thriller, like The Exorcist (1973). Burstyn was not impressed with that approach, so when she heard the approach offered by writer Lewis John Carlino, she was impressed and this film is the result. See more »

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Edna Mae McCauley: [Turning down an offer to have her healing ability tested] What's going on here has to do with people and feelings and not wires and machines. I dunno, it just doesn't feel right to me".
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The producers wish to thank the people of Shiner, Texas for their cooperation during the production of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Old Chisholm Trail (Come a Ti Yi Yippee Yippee Yay)
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Sung a cappela by Richard Farnsworth
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One of the best films on psychic / near-death experience ever
17 February 2006 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in the theatre - a wonderfully mind altering experience! Burstyn's acting is Oscar quality, and her transformation throughout the film is truly remarkable. If you have seen and enjoyed "Brainstorm" with Natalie Wood, this makes one of the best companion pieces to it. I guess you know you've seen a great film when it makes you suspend your disbelief while the lights are out in the theatre, and then changes your beliefs forever after it is over. We have all seen movies that featured psychic experiences that have ranged from the weird to the simply unbelievable. Ellen Burstyn starts out a non-believer, but is converted by her experiences. The film also neatly plays upon the elements of faith-healing and the role of the believer in any mental experience. A finely nuanced and rewarding film - I hope someone wakes up and issues this GEM on DVD sometime soon!


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