Eccentric scientist Dr. MacLean wants to determine if the afterlife exists by recording the moment the soul leaves a dying body. A terminally ill boy, a psychic girl and an undercover agent Jessica Saunders help him.

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Dr. 'MAC' MacLean
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Vlasta Vrana ...
Dr. Robbie Allman
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Ken Ryan
Hayley Reynolds ...
Niki Janus
Miguel Fernandes ...
George Cornwall
Michael Rudder ...
Woddy Gifford
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Jack Aspect (as Michael Reynolds)
Bronwen Mantel ...
Gaylene Janus
Peter Colvey ...
Victor Janus
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Philip Pretten ...
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Michael Caloz ...
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After a failed mission CIA agent Jessica Saunders gets a new order to watch Dr. MacLean by working for him as a programmer. When she arrives at his laboratory she is amazed about his experiments: Dr. MacLean has developed a computer who is able to view the dreams of sleeping people. But that is only the beginning of his plans. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Worth watching - once.
4 December 2000 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

As I watched this movie, I couldn't help thinking that it was right out of the 50's., and I half expected Vincent price to poke his head around the corner at any moment. Movies that verge on "the mad professor" type stories, are rather limited in their appeal, but this one seemed to have more going for it than most, but, unfortunately, it was quite flat. Sutherland [who never seems to get the sort of roles he richly deserves,] and in fact all the cast, do their best, but it doesn't really help. The plot is too predictable, and ultimately just doesn't hold the interest.


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