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Dead Again (1991)

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

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Storyline

Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mute woman who is suffering from a total amnesia and doesn't even know her name. 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 her identity and her nightmares, Church accepts the help of an antiquary who arrives to offer his services as a hypnotist. 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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Volver a morir  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,020,000 (USA)
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The film was shot entirely in color and was intended to be released that way. It was decided during editing, however, that the movement between past and present could be made clearer by printing the Roman and Margaret scenes in black and white. Kenneth Branagh comments on the DVD that the costume and set designers were disappointed by this, because they would have used different colors for those scenes, which would photograph better in black and white, had they known this. See more »

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In the opening credits, the newspaper stories (other than the obvious headlines) consist of the same five paragraphs printed 37 times in succession. See more »

Quotes

Mike Church: Take the fucking scissors, Grace!
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Crazy Credits

Jo Anderson and Patrick Doyle are each credited twice for their dual roles in this movie. See more »

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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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Lush Life
by Billy Strayhorn
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Excellent Movie with Twists
7 December 2002 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie I saw with Kenneth Branaugh and Emma Thompson and I loved their on-screen chemistry. LOVED the movie! If you have not seen it, rent it. I had never heard of it and rented it. Lots of plot twists and the love story is unique. I felt very connected to the characters - good character development. Fun little mystery, too.


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