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Flatliners (1990)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  10 August 1990 (USA)
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Medical students bring themselves near death; their experiment begins to go awry.

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Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Some lines shouldn't be crossed.


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Línea mortal  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$61,490,000 (USA)
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Val Kilmer turned down the role of Nelson Wright. See more »

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Nelson Wright: Today is a good day to die.
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PARTY TOWN
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Help me become a flatliner.
25 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was awesome, the story line was fantastic and found that it kept me glued to my seat through out the whole film. I am a massive Kevin bacon fan and this was one of his best movie's the only other one better than this was Footloose. The casting on this film was excellent and all the actors play a important part in the film. Since watching this movie I have found myself wondering if there is anyone out there that would like to take part in such a experiment and if there is any doctors that would take part as well. Such a great film which makes you think about allot of things. I would love to find out whats after death. Sounds strange but I would love to become a flatliner.


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