A woman undergoes hypnosis to determine who murdered her husband, a crime for which she is the chief suspect.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Ellis
Caroline Walker (as Mary Louise Parker)
Peter Walker
Superior Officer
Court Clerk
Flustered Attorney
Secretary, Helen
Eric Cadora ...
Secretary #2, Patrick
Nicholas Cascone ...
Elizabeth Norment ...
Dr. Beck


The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, Carolyn Walker, wonders if those repressed memories are true. Dr. Ellis guides her through her trial, testifies himself, and continues treatment after the verdict is in. Carolyn's memory and well-being get worse after the trial, not better. She misses some therapy sessions, and Dr. Ellis comes to see her at home. Snatches of memory come and go. Can he help her remember what really happened? Are the cops satisfied justice has been done? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Truth is the deadliest illusion of all.


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24 April 1999 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Anamnisi enos fonou  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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Filmed for a theatrical release but was released straight-to-video instead. See more »


In most U.S. courts, testimony given while under hypnosis is not admissible as evidence; it is too easy for a subject under hypnosis to be influenced by the hypnotist. Hence, so-called "hypnotically-refreshed" testimony is considered unreliable in a court of law. See more »

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A Must See!!!!
19 November 2000 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

A thoroughly realistic interpretation of how Hypnosis can be really done. The plots (which I am not going to spoil by detailing here) are well worth watching the whole movie for. I saw this movie on cable one night by accident and bought it on VHS shortly afterwards as I was impressed by it. Any hypnosis fanatics out there MUST SEE this movie. Without a doubt it is the best around.

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