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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Ron Osborn (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
13 November 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's Expecting You. See more »
Plot:
Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls in love with his guide's daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brad Pitt ... Joe Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop

Anthony Hopkins ... William Parrish

Claire Forlani ... Susan Parrish

Jake Weber ... Drew

Marcia Gay Harden ... Allison

Jeffrey Tambor ... Quince
David S. Howard ... Eddie Sloane
Lois Kelly-Miller ... Jamaican Woman
Jahnni St. John ... Jamaican Woman's Daughter
Richard Clarke ... Butler

Marylouise Burke ... Lillian
Diane Kagan ... Jennifer

June Squibb ... Helen

Gene Canfield ... Construction Foreman
Suzanne Hevner ... Florist
Steve Coats ... Electrician
Madeline Balmaceda ... Madeline (as Madeline N. Balmaceda)
Julie Lund ... Drew's Secretary
Kay Gaffney ... Boardmember
Anthony Kane ... Boardmember
Joe H. Lamb ... Boardmember
Robert C. Lee ... Boardmember
Jim Taylor McNickle ... Boardmember (as Jim McNickle)
Hardy Phippen Jr. ... Boardmember

Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Hospital Receptionist (as Stephen Adly-Guirgis)

Leo Marks ... Party Waiter
Michelle Youell ... Party Guest
Gene Leverone ... Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Bruno Borgman ... Van Winkle Tent Man (uncredited)

Don Dailey ... Party Guest / Dancer (uncredited)
Brian Eggleston ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Marshall Factora ... Chef (uncredited)
Christine Jones ... Miriam (uncredited)
Carl Landi ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Trish McGettrick ... Doctor (uncredited)
Rana Morrison ... Lady at Party (uncredited)
Glenn Phillips ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Antonio Robles ... Hospital patient (uncredited)

Nick Stellate ... Driver (uncredited)
J.T. Turner ... Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Brest 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ron Osborn (screenplay) &
Jeff Reno (screenplay) and
Kevin Wade (screenplay) and
Bo Goldman (screenplay)

Alberto Casella (play "Death Takes a Holiday") (inspiration)

Walter Ferris (play adaptation) (inspiration)

Maxwell Anderson (earlier screenplay) (inspiration) and
Gladys Lehman (earlier screenplay) (inspiration)

Produced by
Martin Brest .... producer
Celia D. Costas .... associate producer (as Celia Costas)
Ronald L. Schwary .... executive producer
David J. Wally .... co-producer (as David Wally)
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Lubezki (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
Michael Tronick 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Guerra 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom 
 
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
David C. Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen G. Bishop .... hair stylist
Jean Ann Black .... makeup artist: Mr. Pitt (as Jean A. Black)
Lynn Campbell .... makeup artist
Jane Choi .... additional assistant makeup artist
Richard Dean .... key makeup artist
Jerry DeCarlo .... hair stylist
Tricia Heine .... makeup artist
Brenda McNally .... additional hair stylist
Randy Houston Mercer .... key makeup artist
Beth Miller .... hair department head
Lyndell Quiyou .... key hair stylist
Joe Rossi .... makeup artist
Rob Fitz .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Trish Seeney .... additional makeup artist: Rhode Island (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Debbi Bossi .... post-production supervisor
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager (as Celia Costas)
Jessie Ward Dugan .... post-production supervisor (as Jessie Ward)
Ray Quinlan .... assistant unit production manager (as Raymond Quinlan)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Cercone Fiorino .... second second assistant director
Terry Ham .... additional second second assistant director: Rhode Island
Keith J. Knight .... dga trainee
Amy Sayres .... first assistant director
Christopher Surgent .... second assistant director (as Christopher J. Surgent)
 
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... construction coordinator (as Joseph S. Alfieri)
David H. Allen .... assistant props: Rhode Island (as David Haskell Allen)
Tommy Allen .... property master
Henry Antonacchio .... construction foreman
William Armstrong .... stand-by scenic
JoAnn Atwood .... set dresser
Karla J. Bailey .... scenic artist
Meredith Barchat .... scenic artist
Paula Bird .... scenic artist
Tommy Boles .... construction foreman: Rhode Island (as Thomas J. Boles)
Steve Brennan .... props
Roland Brooks .... chargeman scenic artist
Garf Brown .... scenic artist
Diana Burton .... assistant property master
Jeff Butcher .... assistant props
Rick Cardillo .... construction grip
Ronald Carreiro .... construction grip: Rhode Island (as Ron Carreiro)
Mickey Carter .... props
Dennis Causey .... set dresser (as Dennis Lee Causey)
Ed Check .... assistant art director
Eric Cheripka .... assistant props: Rhode Island
Christine Kaseta Cornelius .... scenic artist (as Chris Kaseta-Cornelius)
Robert Currie .... on-set dresser
John Davis .... storyboard artist (as John F. Davis)
Chris DeTitta .... lead man (as Christopher J. DeTitta)
Robert DiGrigoli .... carpenter
James Donahue .... scenic artist
Thomas C. Dragna Jr. .... carpenter
William Durnin .... green team: Rhode Island (as Bill Durnin)
Edward J. Egan III .... construction grip
Jennifer Engel .... assistant props: Rhode Island
Marcus Epps .... set dresser: Rhode Island (as Marcus H. Epps)
Ray Fisher .... set dresser
James Fitzpatrick .... construction electric
John J. Flugel .... set dresser
Chris Fousek .... construction coordinator
Rafael Fraguada .... set dresser: Rhode Island (as Rafael M. Fraguada)
Bobbie Frankel .... scenic artist
Charles H. Furey .... carpenter (as Charley Furey)
Gerard J. Furey .... shop craftsman
Paul Gaily .... set dresser
Julia Garrison .... painter
Emily Gaunt .... scenic artist
Jim Gilmartin .... scenic artist
Tobias Haller .... green team: Rhode Island
Jay Halligan .... construction grip
Paul Halligan .... construction grip (as Paul J. Halligan)
Sandy Hamilton .... assistant props
Richard Hebrank .... key construction grip
Michael Herlihy .... carpenter
John Holland .... set dresser
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... art department assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Timothy Joliat .... set dresser: Rhode Island
Darrell K. Keister .... assistant art director
Andrew W. Kenah .... construction grip: Rhode Island
Philip Kennedy .... scenic artist
Julius Kozlowski .... scenic artist
Stephen Krieger .... lead man: Rhode Island
Carl Landi .... construction grip
Gary Levitsky .... set dresser
Gus Magalios .... construction grip (as Constantine Gus Magalios)
Peter T. Malone .... stand-by carpenter
Etienne Martine .... set dresser
Butch McCarthy .... gang boss: set dressing (as John 'Butch' McCarthy)
Thomas McGrath Woods .... construction grip
Silvija L. Moess .... scenic artist
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... scenic crew
Robert Murphy .... construction grip
Charles A. Nastacio .... construction grip
John Oates Jr. .... set dresser
Vincent J. Orofino .... green team: Rhode Island
Susan Peterson .... scenic artist: Rhode Island
Richard Pfaff .... carpenter: Rhode Island
Elizabeth Popiel .... model maker
Gennaro Proscia .... carpenter
John Ralbovsky .... scenic foreman (as John A. Ralbovsky)
Sonny Rea .... construction grip
Catherine Rooney .... greensperson
David Rotondo .... carpenter: Rhode Island
David Rotondo .... propmaker: Rhode Island
Michael Saccio .... on-set dresser
Michael Scarola .... construction grip
Kevin Sciotto .... scenic artist
Clarissa Shanahan .... painter
Kurt Smith .... construction grip
Tyris Smith .... set dresser: Rhode Island
Haven Storey .... scenic artist: Rhode Island (as J. Haven Storey)
Michael Tavani .... construction grip
Lynn Tonnessen .... assistant set decorator (as B. Lynn Tonnessen)
Mitch Towse .... set dresser
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic artist
Ron von Blomberg .... supervising greensman
Thomas White .... carpenter
Charlie Whitney .... carpenter (as Chuck Whitney)
Peter Wilcox .... carpenter: Rhode Island
Paul J. Wilson .... construction grip
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Nancy Winters .... assistant art director
Michael E. Allegretto .... greensman (uncredited)
Marc Ameruso .... assistant on-set dresser (uncredited)
Victoria Krasnakevich .... property assistant (uncredited)
Ross La Terra .... set dresser (uncredited)
Peter Letzelter-Smith .... greens (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... props (uncredited)
Alexandra Mazur .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Ginny Walsh .... property fabricator (uncredited)
Patricia Woodbridge .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... re-recording mixer
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
John Benson .... foley editor
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... assistant sound editor
Joe Dorn .... supervising adr editor
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Joe Earle .... sound effects editor
Don Givens .... foley recordist
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer (as Marilyn Graf Hubbard)
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Allen Hartz .... adr editor
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Barbara Issak .... adr editor
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound effects editor
Samuel F. Kaufman .... sound recordist (as Sam Kaufman)
Linda Keim .... sound effects editor
James P. Lay .... sound effects editor
Gary Lewis .... dialogue editor
Larry Mann .... foley editor (as Lawrence H. Mann)
David Melhase .... adr editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Chris Miller .... sound
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
John Murray .... foley editor
Mark Narramore .... sound recordist
Eric A. Norris .... sound effects editor
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor
Lauren Palmer .... adr editor
Jeff Rosen .... adr editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... voice processing
Matt Sawelson .... adr editor (as Matthew Sawelson)
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator (as Andy Schmetterling)
Brian Schwary .... assistant sound editor
Mark Smith .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Starbuck .... cable person
James S. Stewart .... foley recordist (as Jim Stewart)
Cary Stratton .... adr recordist (as Carey Stratton)
Bill Ward .... assistant sound editor
Dan Yale .... foley editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert DeVine .... special effects
Franco Goss .... specialty props
John Ruggieri .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Alexander .... compositing supervisor: ILM
Chrissie England .... visual effects executive producer: ILM
Jack Mongovan .... rotoscope lead artist: ILM
Michael Owens .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
David Tanaka .... visual effects editor: ILM
Ginger Theisen .... visual effects associate producer: ILM
Marc Wilhite .... CG technical support (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunt player
Nick Brett .... stunt player
Troy Brown .... stunt player
Paul Bucossi .... stunt player
Peter Bucossi .... stunt player
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt player (as Christopher Cenatiempo)
John Cenatiempo .... stunt player
Steve M. Davison .... stunt player
Frank Ferrara Jr. .... stunt player
Frank Ferrara .... stunt player
Ralph Ferrara .... stunt player
Tony Guida .... stunt player
Greg Harris .... stunt player
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Gino Lucci .... stunt player
Steve Mack .... stunt player
Ralph W. Odum .... stunt player (as Ralph Odum)
Michael Russo .... stunt player
Tommy Trama .... stunt player
Scott Wilder .... stunt player
Steve Wooten .... stunt player (as Steven M. Wooten)
Eddie Yansick .... stunt player
Steve Mack .... stunt double: Anthony Hopkins (uncredited)
Scott Wilder .... stunt double: Brad Pitt (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Ayrton .... lighting technician
Eric Boyle .... grip: Rhode Island (as Eric Edward Boyle)
Arnold F. Brown .... grip
James J. Callahan .... key rigging grip: Rhode Island
Dave Cambria .... electrician: Rhode Island
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Michael Cassidy .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jack Coffen .... electrician
William Coleman .... additional camera operator
Meredith Collins .... second assistant camera
Ray Collins .... camera loader (as Raymond Collins)
Howard Davidson .... grip
Craig DiBona .... camera operator
Bryan Dolan .... electrician
Thomas Dolan .... best boy electric
Tim Driscoll .... grip
Michael Dynice .... electrician
Glen Engels .... grip
Gregory Farrell .... rigging electrician
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... best boy rigging electric
William L. Flanagan .... grip: Rhode Island (as William Flanagan)
Thomas Ford .... electrician: Rhode Island
Jay Fortune .... gaffer
Raymond Fortune .... stage electrician (as Ray Fortune)
Kenneth Fundus .... best boy grip (as Kenneth J. Fundus)
Stephen Girouard .... electrician
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip
Tim Hogan .... best boy rigging grip: Rhode Island
Andrew Holliday .... electrician
Richard J. Houpeke Jr. .... construction grip: Rhode Island
Victor Huey .... grip
Fred Johanns .... generator operator
Robert B. Jones .... rigging grip: Rhode Island
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip (as William Kerwick)
Edward T. Kerwick .... rigging grip
Roger Kimpton .... grip
Paul Lambiase .... grip
Sal Lanza .... grip
Vincent Lanza .... grip
Dave Lowry .... dolly grip (as David Lowry)
James Malone .... rigging gaffer
Bobby Mancuso .... first assistant camera (as Robert Mancuso)
Jim Manzione .... electrician (as James J. Manzione)
Frances 'Buddy' McBride .... rigging electrician (as Francis J. McBride)
Peter A. Mian .... video assist operator
James R. Mitchell .... electrician: Rhode Island
Tim Norman .... second assistant camera
John L. Oates .... electrician
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial director of photography
Brian A. Pitts .... rigging electrician
Joseph E. Pytel .... rigging electrician: Rhode Island
Brendan Quinlan .... grip
Collin Quinlan .... electrician
James Quinlan .... electrician
Ed Quinn .... rigging grip (as Edwin A. Quinn Sr.)
William Randall .... rigging electrician: Rhode Island
Peter Rowan .... rigging grip: Rhode Island
Michael Rudolph .... electrician
Igor Srubshchik .... 24 frame video operator
Robert Tompkins .... grip: Rhode Island
Joseph Viano .... best boy rigging grip
James F. Walsh Jr. .... best boy rigging electric
Rick Whitfield .... 24 frame video operator
Chris Bangma .... assistant camera: SpaceCam (uncredited)
Joe Collins .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Dylan Goss .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Guy Holt .... electrician (uncredited)
Stephen Kaye .... grip (uncredited)
Robert Mehnert .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
Darren Ryan .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting associate: Rhode Island
Lee Genick .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Vivian Hasbrouk .... casting assistant
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto .... casting associate
Ann Kiker .... extras casting associate: Rhode Island
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... wardrobe supervisor
Susan Anderson .... costumer: Rhode Island
Joanna Brett .... costumer
Margaret Codola .... costumer: Rhode Island
Kassandra D'Alessandro .... costumer: Rhode Island
Marta Font .... costumer
Sheila Grover .... costumer: Rhode Island (as Sheila Gentile)
Barbara Hause .... wardrobe supervisor (as Barbara J. Hause)
Joni M. Huth .... seamstress
Dain I. Kalas .... seamstress
Lisa Lesniak .... costumer: Rhode Island
Emily Loreto .... assistant costume designer
Cassy McEvoy .... costumer: Rhode Island
Arthur Rowsell .... wardrobe: Mr. Hopkins
Hartsell Taylor .... costumer
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor
Michael Anzalone .... set wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Laurie Ann Castonguay .... post-production secretary
Richard Conkling .... assistant editor (as Rich Conkling)
Chris Gennarelli .... dailies colorist
Heather Goodwin .... apprentice editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Mark Livolsi .... assistant editor
Michael Matzdorff .... assistant editor: avid, Los Angeles
Greg Parsons .... first assistant editor
Amanda Pollack .... assistant editor
Michael Arlen Ross .... apprentice editor (as Michael Ross)
Gabriel Wrye .... first assistant editor
Ofe Yi .... second assistant editor
 
Location Management
Trish Adlesic .... assistant location manager
Robert Ahern .... location production assistant: Rhode Island
Declan Baldwin .... location manager
Nathaniel Bonini .... location assistant
Francis R. Brennan .... location production assistant: Rhode Island
Laura Franses .... location coordinator
Stefan Gesek .... location assistant
Deren Getz .... location crew
Shawn Mihill .... location production assistant: Rhode Island
Ron Rogers .... assistant locations
Sam Rohn .... location scout
Jen Roskind .... location assistant
Mike S. Ryan .... assistant location manager
Bernadine Vida .... location scout
Linda Marshall-Smith .... location scout (uncredited)
Jennifer L. Pearlman .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Chris Boardman .... conductor: party music
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator: party music
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Jordan Corngold .... assistant music editor
George Doering .... musician
Sean M. Hickey .... music preparation
Leslie Morris .... music contractor
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Curt Sobel .... music editor: temp track
Paul Wertheimer .... score recordist
Richard F.W. Davis .... additional music editor (uncredited)
Michael Jay .... additional music sequencing programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mike Buckman .... driver
Joseph Buonocore .... driver
Michael Buonocore .... driver
Francis Connolly Jr. .... transportation co-captain (as Francis J. Connolly Jr.)
Brendan P. Connolly .... driver
Ronald Gildea .... driver (as Ronald T. Gildea)
Brian Hogan .... driver
Herb Lieberz .... driver
Jimmy Mahr .... driver
Scott Mundy .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... driver (as Timmy Paustian)
Frank Röth .... driver
Timothy Shannon .... transportation co-captain
Stephen Silva .... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Eric Agopian .... set production assistant
Tamsin Anstey .... accounting clerk
John M. Antonacchio .... on-set medic
Tamara Bally .... production auditor
Melanie Bell .... assistant: Mr. Schwary
Jeff Berger .... assistant: Martin Brest
Margaret Braun .... cakes designer
Cyndi Brenner .... assistant production office coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Remy Chong .... assistant: Mr. Wally
Susan Christy .... craft service: Rhode Island
Amy Clark .... set production assistant
Jennifer Cogswell .... barge production assistant: Rhode Island (as Jennifer D. Cogswell)
Jeffrey Corazzini .... stand-in
Sara Corrigan .... video coordinator
Marianne Crescenzi .... assistant production coordinator: Rhode Island
Paul Dallanegra .... security officer
Johnny Egan .... set production assistant
Wayne Forman .... caterer
Steve Ginsburg .... office assistant
Jae Stein Grainger .... payroll clerk
Brendan Gunn .... dialect coach
Tina Hamilton .... set production assistant
Cheryl Hendrickson .... set production assistant
Rebecca Henriques .... craft service assistant: Rhode Island
Brandon Hollyer .... additional production assistant: Rhode Island
Jay Johnson .... main title design
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Takahide Kawakami .... set production assistant (as Taka Kawakami)
Chad Keller .... stand-in
Linda Krauss .... office assistant
Keri Lederman .... assistant production coordinator (as Keri Lynn Lederman)
Monica Levinson .... production coordinator
Kate D. Lewis .... set production assistant
David Lindsay .... security officer
Karen Lockhart .... stand-in
Todd Lubin .... office assistant
Anthony S. Maggiacomo .... craft service assistant: Rhode Island
Pierre Makhoul .... security officer
Erik Malkovich .... set production assistant
Kara Malkovich .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Mike Martin .... aggreko generator operator
James Maull .... post-production accountant
Terry McAllister .... security officer
Frank McKenna .... craft service (as Francis J. McKenna)
Michael McKenna .... craft service (as Michael L. McKenna)
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator (as Peter J. McKernan)
Robert Mehnert .... aerial unit director
Frank Metzger .... supplier: bird box
Jerry Mitchell .... dance consultant: Rhode Island
Julia Morgan .... set production assistant
Jamie Mullins .... assistant: Dante Ferretti
Edmund Nardone .... projectionist
Malve O'Meara .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Wayne Petrucelli .... security coordinator (as Wayne Petrocelly)
Douglas Plasse .... set production assistant
Matt Power .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Jeremy D. Pratt .... armories manager
Doug Pursley .... shop/stage production assistant
Judy Pursley .... first assistant accountant
Kim Quam .... set medic
Jodi Reiner .... assistant: Anthony Hopkins
Jodi Reiner .... set production assistant
Julio Ribot .... shop/stage production assistant
Heather Riccabona .... set production assistant
Olimpia T. Rinaldi .... second assistant accountant
Vernon Rodriquez .... parking assistant
Sharon M. Segal .... accounting assistant: Rhode Island
Darryl A. Smith .... payroll accountant
Ron Smith .... fireworks coordinator: Rhode Island
Amanda Taylor .... set production assistant
José Tejada .... parking coordinator
Irapaul Turner .... armories manager (as Irapaul Xavier Turner)
Kim Villanueva .... stand-in
David Wenzel .... stand-in
Stephen Whelan .... production associate
William W. Wilson .... stand-in (as Bill Wilson)
Terrence Beasor .... ADR (uncredited)
Edoardo Ferretti .... production assistant (uncredited)
Melvin James .... production assistant (uncredited)
George A. Parker .... projectionist: VistaVision (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lincoln Chafee .... special thanks (as Mayor Lincoln Chafee)
Delia E. McDermott .... special thanks
Paulette M. Turcotte .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for an accident scene, some sexuality and brief strong language
Runtime:
178 min | 129 min (edited TV version)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 (w) | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:14 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:AL (re-rating) | Norway:7 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
As Meet Joe Black (1998) was one of the few films showing the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), it was reported that droves of Star Wars fans bought tickets for the film, only to leave after the trailer showed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At Bill's party - when he is in his office about to confront Drew - before he stands up he takes off his glasses, but in the next shot he is standing and takes off his glasses again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Construction Foreman:Please. Please. Don't worry. Don't worry.
Allison:It's utter chaos around here. And I'm terrified we're running out of time. Am I trying to be too perfect?
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Movie Connections:
Remake of Death Takes a Holiday (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Isn't This A Lovely DaySee more »

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139 out of 170 people found the following review useful.
Purely Captivating!, 21 November 2004
Author: James Emery from Bristol, England

I first saw this film many years after its first release and let me tell you I have never since or will I ever see such a moving and purely captivating movie.

Anthony Hopkins is already my idol and I have admired him for many years. There's something about the unique persona he brings upon any character he plays in a movie, as if he leaves part of himself behind on the film reel each time. From psychological thrillers like The Silence of the Lambs to emotional dramas, he also strikes me as a modest man and is, in my eyes a true genius!

Meet Joe Black is a strange tale that challenges our preconceptions of death. You come out of the film not so much enlightened but convinced that Bill Parrish is happy with the fate that comes upon him and that everyone else is too. It's immensely sad yet happy at the same time and thought-provoking. It is also a very long movie, which I believe strengthens it as you feel you have a bond with the main characters having known them for a long time and thus share the highs and the lows emotionally throughout the plot.

Providing you can stick to the 3hour film length it will truly be one of the most memorable films you'll ever watch. Excellent!

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