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Saved by the Light (1995)

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Dannion Brinkley
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Casey Brinkley
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Marion (Dannion's mother)
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T.M.
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Brink (Dannion's father)
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Julie Weldon
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Bob Weldon
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Grace Ann
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A mean, loud-mouthed town bully is talking on the phone one night during a lightning storm when, in a freak occurrence, a bolt of lightning strikes a telephone pole, travels down the phone wires and hits him. He is declared clinically dead, but miraculously recovers shortly thereafter--with a completely new personality and, he claims, the ability to communicate with the dead. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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12 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Megmentőm, a fény  »

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When Dannion is speaking on the National Forum on the Near Death Experience, previously can be seen an ad poster announcing the names of all speakers: Eugene Slattery, Tom Fallon, Vincent Cresciman, Dannion Brinkley, Meche Farah, Brian Hyckox, Peter Wooley and Vera Mills. Although supposedly the other seven names should must be fictitious, all them coincide with real people:

-Eugene Slattery - He was an activist for the Rights' Victims after the rape and assassination of his 14-years-old daughter Karen, in 1984. He died in 1989 in a plane crash.

-Thomas Fallon - He was the location manager of the movie (appears credited as Tom Fallon).

-Vincent Cresciman - He was the production designer of the movie (appears credited as Vince Cresciman).

-Meche Farah - Michelle "Meche" Farah is a creative decor from Jacksonville, Florida.

-Bryan Hickox - He was the line producer of the movie (appears credited as S. Bryan Hickox).

-Peter Wooley - An English watercolor painter, although his last name is "Woolley".

-Vera Mills - A play on words of Vera Miles, Psycho (1960)'s star. See more »

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Good but not brilliant
5 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was an interesting enough story, definitely. However, it was not a good vehicle for Eric Roberts who appeared a little uncomfortable in this role. Compared to his other great accomplishments, Pope of Greenwich Village, Nature of the Beast, Runaway Train, La Cucaracha, etc., this role paled in comparison. Eric is a great talent and likes to stretch his artistic muscles, and this role just didn't give him the opportunity. The story was unusual and gave a lot of insight into the "out of body" experience. Food for thought. Nice cinematography in the "heaven" scenes. Eric's wife played a small role as the woman in the vehicle who he tries to save. I'd say this is a good film for people interested in the supernatural possibilities. Eric Roberts fans may be disappointed.


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