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Dead Again (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  30 August 1991 (USA)
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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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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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It was whilst making this film that producer Lindsay Doran discovered she shared her great love of Jane Austen with her leading lady, Emma Thompson. She then asked Thompson to adapt one of Austen's novels for her next project Sense and Sensibility (1995). 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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Mike Church: I'm not Roman!
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AN EPIC CLASSIC THRILLER!
11 April 2004 | by (NJ, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Dead Again is an absolutely amazing film! To call it anything less would be a complete insult.The film is so multi layered in charachter development, story growth and my god those fantastic twists and some truly winning and believable performances. Where have thrillers and films like this gone. They kept you up at night and got your adrenaline going. You didn't know what was happeneing until exactly the end and the tension building up was gratifying without the brilliant and dead on conclusion. where have they gone? Emma Thompson stars as a beautiful amnesia victim whom awakes in catholic shelter suffering from violent nightmares. Kenneth Brannagh stars as Mike Church a detective who becomes smitten with her and decides to help to find her identity. He enlists the help of a psychic and through those sessions they discover her past life and how she was murdered and how it's now relaying to her recent one. Now it's up to them to discover the facts before history tries to repeat itself.


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