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Lifebreath -- A man plans a perfect murder to get a lung transplant for his dying wife.


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A man plans a perfect murder to get a lung transplant for his dying wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Luke Perry ... Martin Devoe

Francie Swift ... Chrystie Devoe

Gia Carides ... Gale Pullman

Gary Basaraba ... John
Jack Gilpin ... Dr. Stevens

LisaGay Hamilton ... Dr. Quinlan

David Margulies ... Abe Gross

Matt McGrath ... Todd Rusk

Hillary B. Smith ... Edie Weinreb
Karen Shallo ... Group Therapy Leader
Diane Kagan ... Gale's Mother
Maureen Shannon ... Kitty Hughes
Alison Hildreth ... Laura Burden (as Alyson Hildreth)
Bill McIntyre ... Jack MacLaughlin
Gerta Grunen ... Blood Bank Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Baltzer ... Mr. Derry

Margaret Devine ... Hope
Monique Fowler ... Joyce Burden

Jennifer Gareis ... Elevator Woman
Jeremy Gold ... Mr. Lawrence
Bill Hogue ... 911 Operator

Edward James Hyland ... Neurosurgeon

Marjorie Johnson ... Ms. Grimes
Mark Jupiter ... Man In Car
Nathaniel Kahn ... Dr. Peck
Lisa Louise Langford ... Intensive Care Nurse
Summer Mahoney ... Student
Joel Posner ... Emergency Room Doctor

Pamela Stewart ... Ms. Nowick (as Pamela Holden Stewart)

Dean Winters ... Chrystie's Lover

Delaine Yates ... Woman In Car

Directed by
P.J. Posner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joel Posner 
P.J. Posner 

Produced by
Robert J. Epstein .... associate producer
Geoffrey J Felder .... executive producer
Alexa L. Fogel .... producer
Nathaniel Kahn .... associate producer
Bruna Papandrea .... co-producer
Joel Posner .... co-producer
P.J. Posner .... producer
William Watkins .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Kessler 
Cinematography by
Oliver Bokelberg 
Film Editing by
David Zieff 
Casting by
Kathleen Chopin 
Alexa L. Fogel 
Production Design by
Daniel Goldfield 
Art Direction by
Tim Manion 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Beatrice  (as Steve Beatrice)
Costume Design by
Rhonda Roper 
Makeup Department
Sabine Roller .... hair stylist
Sabine Roller .... makeup artist
Evelyn Weyhe .... hair stylist
Evelyn Weyhe .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Marcellino .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Willis Baxter Johnson .... second assistant director
Eric McGinty .... first assistant director
Jay Richard Piro .... second assistant director
Mal Ward .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Paul Avery .... lead carpenter
Che Chisholm .... art department coordinator
Glen Collard .... construction coordinator
Mary Creede .... scenic artist
Deborah Dudley .... graphic designer
Shannon Gray .... assistant set dresser
Eric Grove .... lead man
John Jerard .... scenic artist
Hal Johnson .... assistant property master
Lisa Kent .... additional set decorator
Joe Orlowski .... prop master
Wendy Stefanelli .... additional set decorator
Evan Strome .... assistant set dresser
Garret Williams .... carpenter
Sound Department
Steve Borne .... sound
Evan T. Chen .... dialogue editor (as Evan Chen)
Keith Culbertson .... re-recording engineer
Joe Dohner .... re-recording engineer
Dave Flynch .... re-recording engineer (as David Flynch)
Jeff Formosa .... assistant sound editor
Eve Marie Gascon .... boom operator
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Jeffrey Parsons .... sound mixer
Peter Waggoner .... re-recording mixer
Melissa Zaroff .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
P.J. Dillon .... first assistant camera
Tobias Everke .... still photographer
Sabine Harbeke .... second assistant camera
Gail Herrod .... second assistant camera
Alan Jacobsen .... gaffer
Ted LeHane .... key grip
Seth Loft .... third electrician
Evald Ridore .... second assistant camera
Nate Thoma .... best boy electric
Will Tolan .... still photographer
Glen Weinstein .... best boy grip
Josh Wolf .... third grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Adshead .... assistant costume designer
Sally Thurer .... wardrobe intern
Karen Whittaker .... costumer
Editorial Department
Mara Gross .... apprentice editor
Fred Heid .... color timer
Damon Skinner .... assistant editor
Location Management
Nathan Crooker .... location assistant
Damon Michael Gordon .... assistant location manager
Jonathan Manzo .... location manager
Minh-Dan Pham .... location intern
Other crew
Ivana Damjanov .... production accountant
Catherine Gore .... script supervisor
Nina Grekin .... assistant production coordinator
Cecily Kaston .... production assistant
David Kertzman .... production assistant
Summer Mahoney .... assistant to director
Miranda Train .... production assistant
Alice Vosmek .... production coordinator
Byron Wong .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Last Breath" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence
90 min


Ticket to Nowhere
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
exciting thriller, 31 January 2006
Author: g404c

Lifebreath is about a man, Martin Devoe (Luke Perry), who is desperate to find a donor so his wife (Francie Swift) can have a lung transplant. He will do anything to save her life, even kill! The ending was a total shock and I really could not believe it. I noticed some other reviewers remarked about how they thought the ending was unsatisfying. I felt the same way initially, but then I appreciated the surprise to it all. Perry is convincing as the loving and desperate husband, and Swift does a good job playing the part of his increasingly feeble wife who needs a healthy lung.

I found Lifebreath to be pretty intense. Good use of locations and a solid script make it more than watchable. 9/10

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