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Resurrection (1980)

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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Hank Peterson
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Storyline

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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It's not supposed to happen. So be there when it does. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der starke Wille  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$308,068 (USA) (28 September 1980)

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$3,910,019 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edna Mae, the character she plays in Resurrection, is a variation of Ellen Burstyn's real name, which is Edna Rae Gillooly. See more »

Quotes

Esco Brown: Go carefully with peace in your heart, love in your eyes, and laughter on your tongue. And if life don't hand you nothing but lemons, you just make you a bunch of lemonade. Book Brown, chapter one, verse one.
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Crazy Credits

Stills of different portions of the movie are shown during the credits. The final still is a part not previously seen and it shows the rock garden behind the gas station which is referenced earlier in the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Polly Wolly Doodle
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Traditional
Played on a harmonica
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I will watch it all the way through every time just to have the impact of the very end...
13 March 2004 | by (NWOhio) – See all my reviews

This movie has been a favorite of mine since it came out. I find it very moving, and inspirational, and I am such a SUCKER for movies that have an ending where the last two minutes hit you right in the heart, or the head, or both. (RE: Shawshank Redemption and Working Girl as two examples)

See this movie! I am sure it will hold different pleasures and bring different insights for different people, but no one will NOT feel something. Wonderful performances by all, and sadly this is truly an underrated and little known film. I hope this will come out on DVD someday.

I think I am going to go hunt up my nearly worn out VHS version and watch it again today. Oh, and when you do get a chance to see it, make sure you share it with a friend. This is a great movie for discussion after. I think you, like me, will want to see it again.


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