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 <email@example.com>
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.
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Did You Know?
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
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".
The producers wish to thank the people of Shiner, Texas for their cooperation during the production of this film. See more
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Old Chisholm Trail (Come a Ti Yi Yippee Yippee Yay)
Sung a cappela by Richard Farnsworth See more