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Dead Again (1991)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller  |  30 August 1991 (USA)
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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 who he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has ... See full summary »

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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 who 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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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,020,000 (USA)
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A lacquer box containing an antique pair of scissors, seen late in the film, has Japanese characters on it that translate into "These are for you." A recurring line of dialogue in the film. See more »

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The address on the driver's license Pete gives "Grace" has one street number on Hightower, then later, when Mike Church kicks in her door, the *real* address of the actual Hightower residence is on the exterior wall beside the door. See more »

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[leaving Cozy Carlisle's freezer]
Mike Church: Nice place you've got here.
[under his breath]
Mike Church: Fucking fruitcake.
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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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one of his best
26 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So you know, I own this movie in both VHS and DVD format. I lend out my VHS to anyone I can get to watch this movie.

I have seen many of Kenneth's movies, for me this is his best. Many others easily come to mind that are fantastic, but for me the two story lines and the mixing together of the two is incredible.

It is different, I was spellbound from the suspense most of the movie. I wanted it to end so I could know if everything works out, but then wanted it to go on and on.

If you like suspense, this movie is for you. The language is a little on the strong side at times, but not too much and appropriate to the characters and story.


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