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Eric Steven Stahl (written by) &
Gerald Laurence (written by)
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Release Date:
6 December 1991 (USA) See more »
Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Absolutely brilliant!! See more (26 total) »


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James Sikking ... Col. Jason Halsey

Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Dio Gottlieb
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Casey Halsey (as Madolyn Smith)

Kevin McCarthy ... Gen. Geller
Cameo Kneuer ... Brooke Halsey

Wayne Duvall ... Doug Slessinger
Karen Person ... Ms. Peters
David Bonaiuto ... Jason's Father
Duffy Rutledge ... Jason's Mother
Colin Vogel ... Country Doctor
Robert Jay Stahl ... Emergency Room Doctor
Hank Garrett ... RSO
Maarten Goslins ... Younger Jason
Ellen Hilton ... Woman in Waiting Room
James Flynn ... Man in Waiting Room
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Directed by
Eric Steven Stahl 
Writing credits
Eric Steven Stahl (written by) &
Gerald Laurence (written by)

Produced by
Eric Steven Stahl .... producer
Michael Waeghe .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Kirk Hunter 
Cinematography by
Eric J. Goldstein  (as Eric Goldstein)
Film Editing by
Stefan Küt 
Myron Murakami (uncredited)
Casting by
Carrie Deysher 
Tina Gordon 
Production Design by
Ralph E. Stevic 
Costume Design by
Ruth A. Brown 
Makeup Department
Gina DiMaria .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jerolyn Crute .... production manager
Randy D. Maiers .... production manager
Chester Kim Wong .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Mahler .... first assistant director
Chester Kim Wong .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marcie Adelsohn .... assistant to production designer
Otto Ayala .... carpenter
Camille Baldrica .... assistant to production designer
Benjamin Bazmore .... carpenter (as Ben Bazmore Jr.)
Steven A. Capone .... supervising carpenter
Arnoldo Frabitz .... set dresser
Ann Gorski .... carpenter
Christopher Grandel .... carpenter
Carlos Hernández .... carpenter
Kym Kartiganer .... assistant production designer
José López .... carpenter
Ralph Maiers .... draftsman
David Miranda .... carpenter
Howard Nguyen .... carpenter
Victor A. Orozco .... construction supervisor
Hung Tran .... carpenter
Sound Department
Bruce Craig Blumenthal .... boom operator
Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor
Tim Gedemer .... sound editor
Lewis Goldstein .... digital production sound mixer (as Lew Goldstein)
Keith W. Kresge .... digital production sound mixer
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
John Reiner .... adr mixer
Cynthia Jean Silorey .... boom operator
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... digital production sound mixer
Michael Waeghe .... digital sound producer
Visual Effects by
Dave Remba .... technical director
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Adkins .... dolly grip
Thomas Aylesworth .... grip: second unit
Benjamin Bazmore .... grip electric (as Ben Bazmore Jr.)
Findlay Bunting .... first assistant camera
Shawn Carpenter .... grip
Troy Cook .... first assistant camera (as Troy A.C. Cook)
Jay Dahlquist .... generator operator
Brian C. Davis .... still photographer
Bill Pete Dedes .... grip electric
Al Farboud .... best boy electric
Diane Farrington .... second assistant camera (as Dianne Farrington)
Steven R. Garcia .... grip electric
Jerry Giacalone .... grip
Irv Gorman .... key grip
Zoltan Gyulai .... best boy electric
George A. Hock .... gaffer (as George Hock)
Ron Hoffman .... grip electric
Chris Hood .... assistant camera
Ellis M. James .... grip electric
Jeff King .... dolly grip
Robert Kositchek .... first assistant camera
Russell G. Latimer .... second assistant camera
Russell G. Latimer .... still photographer
Russell G. Latimer .... video assist operator
Barre Leavitt .... grip electric
John Livzey .... still photographer
Jason Matlin .... electrician
Math Miller .... swing grip
David Miranda .... grip
Andrew Parke .... first assistant camera (as Andy Parke)
Roger Radford Jr. .... grip
Rex P. Rogers .... dolly grip
Charles M. Smallwood .... best boy grip (as Chuck Smallwood)
R. Gern Trowbridge .... key grip
R. Gern Trowbridge .... swing grip
Ted Vasquez .... best boy electric
Gordy Wein .... dolly grip
Pat Wong .... grip electric
Stephen Wong .... first assistant camera (as Steve Wong)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Bercsi .... costume maker
Joe Gordon .... assistant costumer
Jennifer Michaud .... costumer
G. Ann Mitschek .... costume maker
Editorial Department
Victoria T. Thompson .... assistant editor
Music Department
J. Eric Schmidt .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Mary E. Crute .... caterer
Jennifer Fairchild .... production assistant
Scott G .... production executive
Ileana Giulietti .... caterer
Mark M. Handel .... production assistant
Kelly M. Haus .... production assistant
Lisa Anne Johnson .... production assistant
Lisa Lindvall .... assistant: Mr. Stahl
Paula F. Major .... production coordinator
Dennis S. Miles .... production assistant
Tom Pagan .... production coordinator
Adrienne M. Prezzano .... production executive
Tara Summers .... production assistant
Mark Richard Vogelsang .... production assistant
Dorie Wells .... production executive
Señor Wences .... assistant: Mr. Stahl
Alice Weston .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:100 min | Argentina:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
CDS (digital 35 mm prints) | Dolby SR (analog 35 mm prints)

Did You Know?

During Jason's flashback of his arrival at the hospital after a car crash, a loudspeaker is heard calling "Dr. Stahl and Dr. Gee to psychiatrics". This is almost certainly a reference to Eric Steven Stahl and Gerald Laurence (a.k.a. G-man), the movie's writers.See more »
[last lines]
Dr. Dio Gottlieb:Ms. Peters will validate you. Go. Easy does it.
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely brilliant!!, 26 October 2003
Author: grokuk from Lancashire UK

This is a virtually unknown gem of a movie - thought-provoking, challenging, amusing and beautiful - what more could you want. The only serious problem with it is the lack of a release on DVD where the excellent soundtrack could really be made to shine.

Definitely not for those who have to be hand-held through a plot - this is a film that rewards repeat viewings. It's rich script and subtle performances keep it fresh and give you a little extra to spot each time round.

Films don't get much better than this :)

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