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Urban Ghost Story (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  November 2000 (USA)
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After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Fox
Stephanie Buttle ...
Kate Fisher
Heather Ann Foster ...
Lizzie Fisher
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Kerrie
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Minister
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Mrs. Ash
Siri Neal ...
Social Worker (as Siri O'Neal)
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Quinn
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Loan Shark
Kenneth Bryans ...
Mr. Ash
Carolyn Bonnyman ...
Mrs. Miller
Alan Owen ...
Alex Fisher
Stephen MacDonald ...
Coroner
Julie Austin ...
Teacher
Nicola Greene ...
WPC Tomkins
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After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to her and came back into her world. The nightmares and visions that follow only crystallize her belief that she should have died in the crash... Then the disturbances start, at first merely tappings and bad smells - but soon the activity escalates. Lizzie seems to be the focus, but according to others, she's just playing games for attention. Only when Kate, her mother, is confronted with inexplicable events does she face the possibility that they may be the victims of a poltergeist infestation. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some drug content and violent images | See all certifications »
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Ghost Story  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(Fujicolor)

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Loan Shark: Throw that wee bitch over the fuckin' balcony!
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Clyde 2 Jingle
Written by Muff Murfin
Proced by Happy Face Music
Copyright 1996 Clyde 2
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Great movie, shame about the title!
27 December 2003 | by (Aberystwyth) – See all my reviews

When urban ghost story is mentioned stuff like Candyman etc. spring to mind so I was perplexed when I saw this little gem from Scotland recently.

The content and atmosphere of the film does not adhere to the title whatsoever. You would be expecting Snoop Dog and Dr Dre driving around in cadillacs killing vampires. But no, instead a gritty Ken Loach style drama set in lovely Glasgow! I was very impressed overall by this effort, although the spiritualist and paranormal team from the university seemed a bit over the top with the more realistic view elsewhere. Otherwise it was neatly paced with a few creepy moments and a very moving score. I would recommend this film to any film watcher and not just paranormal junkies!


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