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Writer:
J.D. Feigelson (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The nerve-tingling story of a man brought back to life...without his soul!
Plot:
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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Cold and detached, missed a chance for some fun See more (16 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mimi Craven, Wes Craven's wife at the time cameos as Nurse Cooper.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Cold and detached, missed a chance for some fun, 24 September 2002
Author: James Miller from Manchester, England

Miles Creighton, ten years after his sudden death, thaws unexpectedly from cryogenic stasis and is returned to the living, in mind and body but, according to the film's presumption, missing his soul. As his behaviour slides from the obnoxious to the abominable, a family friend, the Reverend Penny, ponders the whereabouts of Miles' better third, and experiences a crisis of faith. Good or evil, altruism or selfishness, existentialism or abstinence - these are the dilemmas given to us in the exchanges between the Reverend and the Sociopath.

This film is as detached, cold and humourless as its protagonist, but does provide a few shocks, and the acting is fine. I thought a chance for a droll swipe at Corporate America (or wherever) was missed, in that his employees noticed so quickly how appalling his new policies were - this was the Eighties, after all, and the lack of a soul was considered a prerequisite for success in some quarters. Gordon Gecko himself might have taken a dose of the liquid nitrogen, if he thought it would give him an edge.

Although, unsurprisingly, the metaphysical questions posed by this film are not answered, it did make me think twice about the rent on Uncle Vern.

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