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Dead Again (1991)

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An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection.

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Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman whom he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has no memories of her own. She keeps having nightmares involving the murder of a pianist, Margaret, by her husband Roman Strauss in the late 1940s. In an attempt to solve the mystery about these nightmares, Church seeks the help of Madson who is an antiques dealer with the gift of hypnosis. The hypnosis sessions will soon begin to reveal some surprises. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A Mystery About True Love...And Certain Death. See more »


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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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30 August 1991 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,020,000 (USA)
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The scene with Grace and Mike walking along the lake at night was shot at Echo Park in Los Angeles three months after the rest of the film. It was felt that the scene was needed to show the characters growing closer together. See more »

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Grace says "I know my left hand from my right hand" but gestures with the wrong hands. See more »

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Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh are each credited twice for their dual roles in this movie. See more »

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References I, Claudius (1976) See more »

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Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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Overlooked Branagh Gem
14 January 2000 | by (AB Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't catch this one until it hit a discount theatre in Miami Beach, but I'm glad I did. Whatever the status of Branagh and Thompson's relationship at the time, they project a fantastic chemistry as lovers karmically doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again, or so we are led to believe. Branagh has a fantastic directorial sense, honed in his years with Shakespearian theatre, and the intertwining of black-and white and colour footage to evoke different time periods works to great effect. Supporting players Derek Jacobi, Robin Williams, and Andy Garcia put in excellent performances, and the serviceable plot is made transcendant by this fine group of actors. Although some of the gore is a bit heavy, it doesn't overwhelm the story, something Branagh learned no doubt from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and like the works of Hitchcock, even after the mystery is finally sorted out, the film continues to reward with repeat viewings. So, if the last copy of Blair Witch is out, and you're looking for a bit of suspense that isn't all blood and guts, give this one a try. You'll feel enlightened.


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