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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Lessac (story) &
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Release Date:
25 June 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Journey That Will Open Your Mind... And Touch Your Heart.
Plot:
When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A thoughtful movie See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kathleen Turner ... Ruth Matthews

Tommy Lee Jones ... Jake Beerlander

Asha Menina ... Sally Matthews

Shiloh Strong ... Michael Matthews

Esther Rolle ... Adelle

Park Overall ... Lillian Huber

Michael Horse ... Stoker
Anne Pitoniak ... Judge

Joaquín Martínez ... Selord
Jacqueline Cassell ... Gloria Miller (as Jacqueline Cassel)
John Henderson ... Bart Huber
Craig Fuller ... Ray Huber
Rick Marshall ... Frank Stearson
Reuben Valiquette Murray ... Reuben
Emily Russell ... Emily
Joseph Michael Sipe Jr. ... Joey Miller

Yvette Thor ... Melissa
Connie Mashburn ... Teacher
Samuel David Miller ... Samuel
Michael McDaniel ... Michael
Robert W. Lyon ... Robert
Luchera Huntley ... Luchera
Issac J. Banks ... Isaac
Eric Coble ... Eric
John Bennes ... Taxi Driver

Nick Searcy ... Construction Driver
Lloyd Barcroft ... Construction Worker

Directed by
Michael Lessac 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Lessac (story) &
Robert Jay Litz (story)

Michael Lessac (screenplay)

Produced by
Vittorio Cecchi Gori .... executive producer
Wolfgang Glattes .... producer
Lianne Halfon .... producer
Edward Khmara .... associate producer (as Ed Khmara)
Gianni Nunnari .... co-executive producer
Dale Pollock .... producer
Jonathan Sanger .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Hammer 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Murch 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Peter S. Larkin  (as Peter Larkin)
 
Art Direction by
Charley Beal 
Kenneth J. Creber 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie E. Rollins 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Weiss 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup supervisor
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist: Ms. Turner
Frances Mathias .... hair stylist: Ms. Turner
Audrey L. Anzures .... hair stylist: reshoots (uncredited)
Herita Jones .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Wolfgang Glattes .... unit production manager
Alma Rossbach .... unit supervisor: Mexico
Norman Wallerstein .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael DeCasper .... second assistant director
Tony Gittelson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
José Luis Aguilar .... art director: Mexico (as Jose Luis Aguilar)
William Alford .... swing gang
Ed Check .... draftsman
Richard Colwell .... painter
Stephen Damrel .... swing gang (as Steve Damrel)
James Darfus .... on-set dresser (as Jimmy Darfus)
Bill Daves Jr. .... construction rigger
Bill Daves Sr. .... construction rigger
Drew Dill .... set builder
Tim Eckel .... art department coordinator
Beth Giles .... swing gang (as Elizabeth Giles)
Horst Grandt .... property master
Cynthia La Jeunesse .... shopper (as Cynthia M. LaJeunesse)
Jorge Lara .... props coordinator: Mexico
David W. MacDonald .... construction foreman
Bruce McLaughlin .... set builder
Julio Peláez .... assistant art director: Mexico (as Julio Pelaez)
Thomas Michael Ryan .... construction foreman (as Michael Ryan)
John Sanders .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Jim Scott .... set builder
Dawn Serody .... swing gang
Tad Smalley .... lead man
Corey Smith .... painter
Franklin H. Spears .... set builder (as Frank Spears)
Robert Testerman .... head painter
Calvin Workman .... set builder
Maurice Zuberano .... storyboard artist
Melissa Frye .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Boyes .... foley recordist
Thomas Brandau .... sound mixer
Karen Brocco .... assistant sound editor
Kent Brown .... sound intern
T.M. Christopher .... assistant sound editor
Bob Edwards .... sound effects recording
Sue Fox .... assistant sound editor (as Suzanne Fox)
Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam .... dialogue editor
Pat Jackson .... sound designer
Pat Jackson .... sound effects editor
Kathleen Korth .... assistant sound editor
Laurel Ladevich .... supervising sound editor
Mary Helen Leasman .... foley editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... dialogue editor
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
E. Jeane Putnam .... sound effects editor
Gary Summers .... ReRecording Mixer
Randy Thom .... ReRecording Mixer
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom operator
James Allen .... re-recordist (uncredited)
Dennis Leonard .... engineer (uncredited)
Sid Williams .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Hull .... special effects coordinator
William Purcell .... assistant special effects (as Will Purcell)
 
Visual Effects by
Clint Colver .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunt coordinator
Debbie Lee Carrington .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts (as Cris Thomas Palomino)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Allison .... electrician
Lloyd Barcroft .... key grip (as Lloyd N. Barcroft)
Jim Bridges .... still photographer
Danny Buck .... gaffer
John Cambria .... second assistant camera
Vito Ciccone .... additional grip
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera: Mexico (as Michael Fauntleroy)
Gabriel García Santos .... key grip: Mexico (as Gabriel Garcia Santos)
Jeff Hand .... additional assistant camera
Russell Hardee .... grip
George Hesse .... additional assistant camera
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator
John J. Linder .... best boy grip
Johnny London Jr. .... dolly grip
Anastas N. Michos .... Steadicam operator
Michael Moore .... video playback operator
Steve Owen .... grip
Samuel Painter .... additional camera operator (as Sam Painter)
Luis Ramos Urquidi .... gaffer: Mexico (as Luis Urquidi)
Andrew Rawson .... electrician
Larry J. Richardson .... best boy electric
John Verardi .... first assistant camera
Mark Vogel .... additional grip
Tim Woods .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... local casting (as Lisa Wells)
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Flowers .... costumer: Ms. Turner
Marina Marit .... costumer
Graciela Mazón .... wardrobe coordinator: Mexico
Karen Rivera .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Debbi Bossi .... post-production coordinator
J. Patrick Duffner .... additional film editor (as Patrick Duffner)
Sherwood Jones .... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Robert Marty .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Joe Woo Jr. .... associate editor
 
Location Management
Raine Hall .... location manager: Mexico
Juan Muñoz Gallegos .... location manager: Mexico (as Juan Munoz Gallegos)
Michael W. Stroud .... location manager
 
Music Department
Sharal Churchill .... music consultant: Penta Pictures
Jim Henrikson .... supervising music editor
Tony Hinnigan .... featured musician (as Tony Hennigan)
James Horner .... musician
Jackie Krost .... music consultant: Penta Pictures
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Mike Taylor .... featured musician
Ian Underwood .... featured musician
 
Transportation Department
Larry Butler .... driver
Richard Cox .... driver
James Denning .... driver: honeywagon
Pennie Ellis .... driver
Javier Gunther .... transportation coordinator: Mexico
Allan Hamilton .... transportation coordinator
Lane Kraft .... driver
Tom Moore .... transportation captain
Michael Quick .... driver
Jerry Shore Jr. .... driver: production van
Derek Whittington .... driver
Lee Williams Jr. .... driver
 
Other crew
Pamela Anderson .... adr artist
Aileen Argentini .... assistant: Lianne Halfon
Ruth Auerbach .... teacher
Carrie Barton .... production assistant
C. Douglas Cameron .... production assistant (as Doug Cameron)
Kathleen M. Courtney .... production coordinator
Richard Cox .... mechanic
Alex Daniels .... adr artist
Dawn Darfus .... accountant
Jyllel Syage Dickerman .... accountant
Stuart Fink .... unit publicist
Rick Firkins .... caterer: Allstar Motion Picture Catering
Robert Gabel .... stand-in: Mr. Jones
Jorge Galvan .... adr artist
Alvin Greenman .... script supervisor
George Lambeth .... production assistant
Amy Lauritsen .... production assistant
Jaqueline Lessac .... dialogue coach
Katie Locke .... assistant: Michael Lessac
Gloria Lopez .... assistant: Dale Pollock
Christina MacGregor .... adr artist
Katie Martin .... stand-in: Miss Menina
Cecilia Monterrubio .... accountant: Mexico
Stephanie P. O'Brien .... production secretary (as Stephanie O'Brien)
Lupe Ontiveros .... adr artist
Scott Philbrook .... production assistant
Craig Phillips .... stand-in: Mr. Strong
Grazia Rade .... production coordinator: Mexico
Chistine Rogers .... assistant: Miss Turner
Bert Rosario .... adr artist
Lisa M. Rowe .... production assistant (as Lisa Rowe)
Burton Sharp .... adr artist
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Teresa Thomas .... stand-in: Miss Turner
Melinda Townsend .... production assistant
Renee Victor .... adr artist
Linda Warren .... assistant production coordinator
Jerry Whittington .... projectionist
Jerry Whittington .... studio manager
Duane Williamson .... craft service
Jean W. Young .... teacher
Patricia Zavala Kugler .... translator: German/English/Spanish
Polly Brown .... assistant: Kathleen Turner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Penny Barratt .... thanks
Sarah Black .... thanks
Anne Dollard .... in memory of
Catherine Lord .... thanks (as Dr. Catherine Lord)
Connie Mashburn .... thanks
Harold Michelson .... thanks (as Harold Michaelson)
Lillian Michelson .... thanks (as Lillian Michaelson)
Kathy Moore .... thanks
Bernard Rimland .... thanks (as Dr. Bernard Rimland)
Eric Schopler .... thanks (as Dr. Eric Schopler)
Darold A. Treffert .... thanks (as Dr. Darold Treffert)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for theme
Runtime:
Netherlands:109 min | USA:109 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was completed in 1991 by A&M Films. The film then was shelved for two years until it was picked up by Miramax Films for release in 1993.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sally and Jake are sitting at the table with the blocks, Jake picks up an orange one and put back a yellow one.See more »
Quotes:
Ruth Matthews:Everybody goes off into their own worlds sometimes; I do!
Jake Beerlander:Yes, of course we all do, but we come back.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A thoughtful movie, 17 July 2006
Author: horseylips from United States

"Tell me where is fancy* bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. It is engender'd in the eyes, With gazing fed;...." --From The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

**Fancy: a noun. Etymology: Middle English fantasie, fantsy imagination, image, illusion (http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary)

Can Katherine Turner's character be so insensitive to her children's needs yet find the key to unravel her daughter's catatonia? She's a rational architect who easily delves into the spiritual world, disdaining the scientific and humanistic one of Tommy Lee Jones' character. Do mothers know more than doctors?

I found this movie enjoyable. I was able to suspend my disbelief at how obtuse the mother was, because the other characters rang true. I don't think the movie was trying to make a statement; I had the impression it was exploring a juxtaposition of science, spirit, instinct and art. Who better to create this than Michael Lessac? With his background in psychology and music, his credentials in a wide range of popular TV media support the theory that he understands people.

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