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22 May 1985 (USA) See more »
The nerve-tingling story of a man brought back to life...without his soul!
Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns--without his soul. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Beck ... Miles Creighton

Beatrice Straight ... Marion Creighton

Laura Johnson ... Leigh Kenyon

Dick O'Neill ... Clarence Beeson

Alan Fudge ... Dr. Stricklin

Craig Richard Nelson ... Dr. Collier

Paul Sorvino ... Reverend Penny

Jill Schoelen ... Stacey

Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Bunch
Russ Marin ... Dr. Sample

Jerry Lacy ... Jerry Burley
Edward Blackoff ... 2nd Technician
Kenneth White ... Technician #1

Ned Wertimer ... Mr. Hanna
Wendy Goldman ... Secretary
Joseph Whipp ... Detective

Brian Libby ... Orderly

Karen Huie ... Nurse #1
Melanie F. Williams ... Nurse #2
Perla Walter ... Night Nurse

Starletta DuPois ... Nurse
Mimi Craven ... Nurse Cooper (as Mimi Meyer-Craven)

Bill Dearth ... Officer #1
Roger Hampton ... Officer #2
Clare Nono ... Newscaster
William Forward ... Anesthesiologist

Directed by
Wes Craven 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.D. Feigelson  written by

Produced by
J.D. Feigelson .... producer
Andy House .... associate producer (as Anderson G. House)
Richard Kobritz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dana Kaproff 
Cinematography by
Frank Thackery (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Duane Hartzell 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Art Direction by
Charles L. Hughes 
Set Decoration by
James Hassinger 
Makeup Department
Richard J. Landon .... special makeup effects
Shane Mahan .... special makeup effects
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist
John Rosengrant .... special makeup effects
Stan Winston .... special makeup effects
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Andy House .... unit production manager (as Anderson G. House)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Bryce .... second assistant director
Stephen Lofaro .... first assistant director
Scott Printz .... dga trainee
Art Department
Guy Bushman .... property master
Sound Department
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
William Hooper .... sound editor
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer
John L. Mack .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recording mixer
Earl Watson .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator
Anthony Cecere .... stunt coordinator
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt double: Paul Sorvino
Camera and Electrical Department
Jiggs Garcia .... camera operator
Joseph E. Garcia .... gaffer
Brian D. Smith .... key grip
Casting Department
Joanne Zaluski .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer: men
Deborah Hopper .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Barbara J. Boguski .... assistant film editor
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Other crew
Sam Bernstein .... production auditor
Shirley Bonner .... assistant: Mr. Kobritz
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager (as Richard Davis)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
Steve Keller .... production assistant
Eileen McGuire .... assistant auditor
Jacqueline Roberts .... production coordinator
James Thornsberry .... production executive

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wes Craven's Chiller" - USA (video box title)
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104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"What Happens to a Man's Soul When He Dies?", 20 December 2005

I liked this made for TV movie about a cryogenetically frozen body being brought back to life. Michael Beck plays the cold-hearted lad who dies ten years ago and was frozen by his mother waiting for a chance for science to bring him back via new medical technology. His cylinder goes on the fritz and action must be taken quickly to see if science has the answers now that it did not have ten years earlier. Beck is revived but not the same person. It seems that whilst his body is living again, a chasm only fills the void vacated by his soul's departure. Beck comes back with no regard for human and animal life and only wants to appease whatever appetites he might have at that very moment. Now, this is some pretty absurd stuff I grant you, but director Wes Craven and some good acting save it from being terrible. In fact it does get one thinking about some things. The acting is uniformly good with Beck doing a good job and Oscar winner Beatrice Straight and Paul Sorvino as a cleric really bringing home the bacon. They both do stellar jobs with this material and give it some much needed credibility. Sorvino is very convincing in his role. Some good character acting by Dick O'Neill and Anne Seymour add to the mix, and the addition of beautiful Jill Schoelen doesn't hurt either. Kudos also to Craven for not going overboard as many others might be apt to do. Beck is a man with no supernatural abilities per se but rather just soulless is his approach to another chance to "live."

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