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Dead Again -- Mike Church (Branagh) is a L.A. gumshoe with a knack for tossing off wisecracks and tracking down missing persons. But Church doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim (Thompson) tormented by blood-curdling nightmares. Then an eccentric antiques dealer and hypnotist (Derek Jacobi) leads Church to a startling discovery.
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Writer (WGA):
Scott Frank (written by)
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Release Date:
30 August 1991 (USA) See more »
A Mystery About True Love...And Certain Death. See more »
An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Kenneth Branagh is alive again. See more (112 total) »


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Directed by
Kenneth Branagh 
Writing credits
Scott Frank (written by)

Produced by
Lindsay Doran .... producer
Dennis Feldman .... co-producer
Charles H. Maguire .... producer
Sydney Pollack .... executive producer
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
Casting by
Gail Levin 
Production Design by
Tim Harvey 
Art Direction by
Sydney Z. Litwack 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Adams 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects (as Tom Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... special makeup effects (as Bari Burman)
Leonard Engelman .... second makeup artist
Virginia G. Hadfield .... second hair stylist (as Virginia Hadfield)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
Audrey L. Anzures .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
William C. Gerrity .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... second assistant director (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Kate Yurka .... dga trainee
Art Department
Henry Alberti .... set designer
Gary Daspit .... property person
Glen R. Feldman .... assistant property master (as Glen Feldman)
Frank Flores .... property person
Joseph E. Hubbard .... set designer (as Joseph Hubbard)
Jim Husbands .... lead person (as James Husbands)
Dennis Ivanjack .... production painter
Robert Krume .... construction coordinator
Eric Orbom .... set designer
George Stuart Jr. .... paint supervisor (as George Stuart)
Robert A. Sturtevant .... general supervisor (as Bob Sturtevant)
Edward Staten Vance .... construction supervisor (as Ed Vance)
Dean Wilson .... assistant property master
John Zemansky .... property master
Jim Husbands .... leadman (uncredited)
Gary Stel .... laborer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Denis Blackerby .... dubbing recordist
Fred Burke .... foley editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Midge Costin .... sound editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Frank Howard .... sound editor
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor
Jerry Jost .... sound mixer (as Gerald G. Jost)
Victoria Martin .... foley editor
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound editor
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Christopher C. Schiavo .... apprentice sound editor
Fred Stafford .... adr editor
Pat Suraci .... boom operator
James Thompson .... cable person
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Gary Wright .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Steven C. Foster .... special effects (as Steve Foster)
Greg Hendrickson .... special effects (as Gregg Hendrickson)
Frank Toro .... special effects
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt coordinator (as Greg Barnett)
Steve Boyum .... stunt coordinator
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts (as Ken Endoso)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (as Jean Epper)
Kelly Malone .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Jayleen Sun .... stunts
Mickey White .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Baber .... assistant lighting technician
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician (as Patrick Blymyer)
Tim Dunford .... second assistant camera
Mark Figueroa .... second assistant camera
Bob Fillis .... assistant lighting technician (as Robert Fillis)
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Antonio Garrido)
Lloyd Gowdy .... electrician
Burton Lindemoen .... second company grip (as Burt Lindemoen)
Don Linsley .... grip
Kurt Marshall .... electrician
Patrick Marshall .... electrician
Robert D. McBride .... camera operator (as Robert McBride)
Terry H. Neville .... electrician (as Terry Neville)
Thomas A. Pendell .... video assist operator
Dan Reilly .... first company grip (as Daniel Reilly)
Russell Reilly .... second company grip
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Stephen J. Ullman .... first assistant camera (as Steve Ullman)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Elisabeth Jereski .... casting assistant (as Liz Jereski)
Kimberly Hardin .... casting associate (uncredited)
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Culotta .... costumer
Sandra Culotta .... costume supervisor
Deborah Hopper .... costumer
Daniel Weinberg .... costumer
Editorial Department
John Coniglio .... apprentice film editor (as John Robert Coniglio)
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Karen Marmer .... post-production associate (as Karen Marmer Allen)
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
George C. Villaseñor .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator
William Kraft .... conductor
Roy Prendergast .... music editor
John Richards .... score mixer
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Bob Beecher .... apprentice music editor (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Cara Mia Harris .... music editing assistant (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Manny Demello .... transportation co-captain
Anthony C. Steere .... transportation captain (as A.C. Steere)
James Thornsberry .... transportation coordinator (as Jim Thornsberry)
Other crew
Scott W. Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Maguire
Serena Baker .... assistant location manager
Vartan Chakarian .... craft service (as Vartan Chakirian)
Hugh Cruttwell .... production consultant (as Hugh Crutwell)
Dana Delfs .... production office assistant
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach
Jana Karas .... accounting assistant
Carol King .... assistant to producer
Barbara Lortie .... first aid (as Barbra Lortie)
John McDonald .... assistant: Mr. Maguire
Kathleen Melton .... production secretary
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach (as Carla Myer)
Phill Norman .... title designer
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Michael Roberts .... production accountant (as Michael D. Roberts)
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor (as Marshall I. Schlom)
S.W. Schuster .... assistant: Mr. Branagh
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Mindy Sheldon .... assistant accountant
Barbara Spitz .... production coordinator
David M. Rodriguez .... production accountant: additional photography (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and violence
107 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Mike tells Carlisle that his former patient left him $11,000 in his will. He then gives Carlisle a number call to claim $8800, which he says is less his fee for finding him. This means that Mike's fee is 20%.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Grace:[having accidentally shot Mike] I just shot him...
Franklyn Madson:Thank you!
[looks at Mike, then back at her]
Franklyn Madson:Less work for Frankie!
[Grace tries to shoot Franklyn but the gun jams]
Franklyn Madson:[sighs] Antiques!
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References Henry V (1989)See more »
Lush LifeSee more »


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43 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Kenneth Branagh is alive again., 10 February 2005
Author: dbdumonteil

Trying to work à la Hitchcock is a very perilous task:Kenneth Branagh walks out with honors.The numerous influences and nods are interesting:"Notorious" "Rebecca" "Spellbound" "Vertigo""dial M for murder" come to mind but there are certainly more...Brannagh is a pupil who assimilates things easily.He's helped by a stellar cast:his then-wife Emma Thompson,really beautiful,Hanna Shygulla ,in an underwritten part ,Robin Williams,Campbell Scott,Andy Garcia -You want to stop smoking?Have a look at his last scene!-.... The marvelously far-fetched plot grabs the audience till the very end as the two stories meet.Brannagh and Thompson succeeded in creating two characters each .The director cleverly uses in turn color (present) and black and white (past).The finale in the flat where the amnesic girl keeps her surrealist works (a la Dali,like in "spellbound" ) is grand guignol at its best.That's entertainment!

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