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Release Date:
26 October 1990 (USA) See more »
There is no Stairway to Heaven. See more »
Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues! Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A decent movie with a poor script See more (97 total) »


  (in credits order)

Joe Estevez ... The Man / Soultaker

Vivian Schilling ... Natalie McMillan

Gregg Thomsen ... Zach Taylor

Robert Z'Dar ... Angel of Death

David 'Shark' Fralick ... Brad Deville (as David Shark)
Jean Reiner ... Anna McMillan

Chuck Williams ... Tommy Marcetto
David Fawcett ... Mayor Grant McMillan

Gary Kohler ... Sgt. Haggerty
Dave Scott ... Officer Mel
Peter Dach ... Store Clerk
Cinda Lou Freeman ... Candice
Meschelle Manley ... Karen
Charles Bosworth ... Mr. Taylor
Jeff Deen ... Dr. Richard Reiner
John Edd Thompson ... News Anchor
Eric McLendon ... On-Air Reporter
Bob Grant ... Reporter #1

Eric Parkinson ... News Reporter
Barbara B. Patten ... Nun
Anna H. Watts ... Nun
Eugene Walter ... Nun

Sammy Busby ... David Smith
Josef Holloway ... Orderly
Kimberly Keltner ... Nurse #1
Sally Daniel ... Nurse #2
Alice B. Blake ... Dying Lady
George Wadlow ... Dying Man

Directed by
Michael Rissi 
Writing credits
Vivian Schilling (story) and
Eric Parkinson (story)

Vivian Schilling (screenplay)

Produced by
Dennis J. Carlo .... executive producer
Anthony Dalesandro .... co-producer
Connie Kingrey .... producer
Charles Luria .... executive producer
Eric Parkinson .... producer
Ivor Royston .... executive producer
John Scherer .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jon McCallum 
Cinematography by
James Rosenthal (director of photography) (as James A. Rosenthal)
Film Editing by
Jason Coleman 
Michael Rissi 
Casting by
Mary Gaffney 
Daniel Travis 
Art Direction by
Thad Carr 
Costume Design by
Sylvia Lawrence 
Makeup Department
Terry Barker .... hair stylist
Terry Barker .... makeup artist
Maurissa Bryant .... hair stylist
Maurissa Bryant .... makeup artist
Ron Jacobs .... hair stylist: second unit
Ron Jacobs .... makeup artist: second unit
Jeff Kent .... hair stylist
Jeff Kent .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jason Coleman .... post-production supervisor
John Scherer .... unit production manager
Art Department
Blake Savelle .... property master
Sound Department
Philip G. Allen .... sound designer (as Phillip Allan)
Kami Asgar .... post-production sound
Bob Grant .... sound mixer
Tahamas Ray .... post-production sound
Charlie Shepard .... boom operator (as Charlie Sheppard)
Lawrence L. Simeone .... post-production sound (as Larry Simeone)
Visual Effects by
Jerry Kitz .... animation effects
Jerry Kitz .... opticals
John Lambert .... animation effects
John Lambert .... opticals
Gary Beal .... stunts (as Gary Beall)
David 'Shark' Fralick .... stunts (as David Shark)
Bob Ivy .... stunt coordinator
Bob Ivy .... stunts
David Sanders .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Adams .... best boy: second unit
Norman Andrews .... assistant camera: second unit
Glenn Ballard .... grip: second unit
David Dechant .... second assistant camera (as David Dechent)
Greg Dudler .... best boy electric
Tommy Fell .... grip
Matt Gulbin .... best boy grip
Michael Gulbin .... key grip (as Michael Gulfin)
Zoltan Gyulai .... first assistant camera (as Zoli Gyulay)
Darryl Humber .... best boy grip
Robert LeRoux .... assistant camera: second unit (as Robert J. LeRoux)
Randy Shanofsky .... first assistant camera
Timothy Sheffer .... assistant camera (as Tim Sheffer)
Phillip Sheppard .... grip
David Watson .... gaffer
Jeff Weaver .... electrician
Cynthia Webster .... camera operator: second unit (as Brett Webster)
Casting Department
Joe Guinan .... Additional Casting (Joe Estevez )
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Fundinger .... wardrobe assistant
Kelly Walker .... wardrobe: second unit
Editorial Department
Michael Kennen .... assistant editor
Other crew
Sally Daniel .... production assistant
Gary Dennis .... production assistant
Cheryl Greathouse .... production assistant
Andrea E. Griffin .... production assistant
Chad Hahn .... production assistant
Debbie Jackson .... production coordinator
Kimberly Jacobs .... production assistant
Kimberly Keltner .... script supervisor
Angela B. Moody .... production assistant
Mike Plantholt .... production assistant
Tyner Reeves .... production assistant
Sharon Yahnke .... craft service
Lonnie Ramati .... production business & legal affairs (uncredited)
Morris Asgar .... special thanks
Mel Cosgrove .... special thanks
Peter Lossing .... special thanks
Ray Quinn .... special thanks
Jim Robilard .... special thanks
Mark Strickland .... special thanks
Tony Williams .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some drug content
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The P.A. announcements in the opening scene are taken from Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime album.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: At the very beginning when Brad picks up Zach at his house, the cameraman is reflected in the rearview mirror.See more »
The Man:You can't kill a man who's already dead.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A decent movie with a poor script, 28 January 2007
Author: Tyler Van Putten ( from United States

Soultaker is not as bad a film as some would make it out to be, but it is still not good. The directing is well-done, and I think one of the better areas of the film. Joe gives a good performance; all the other actors are decent, save for David Shark, who is sub-par.

The technical aspects of the film aren't bad. The dialogue is hackneyed at spots, but I think the biggest weakness of the film is its pacing. It starts out well; introducing the characters and setting up the premise, but hits its biggest snag halfway through. The film suddenly stagnates as the characters sit around a house. It appears to be trying to build tension, but instead it's boring and drawn-out. It then picks up the pace again but quickly loses it during the incredibly long hospital sequence at the end. By that time the audience has already figured out where the plot is going and it's all just stretched out to be exhaustingly long.

All in all, despite its clearly small budget, it's the underlying screenplay, not the technical aspects, that hurt this movie the most.

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