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After dying in a car crash a man searches the afterlife for his wife.

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Leona
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Mrs. Jacobs
Maggie McCarthy ...
Stacey Jacobs
Wilma Bonet ...
Angie
Matt Salinger ...
Reverend Hanley
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Woman in Car Accident (as June Lomena)
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Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven. Written by Scott Huntsman <guru@movieguru.com>

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heaven | soul | hell | death | doctor | See more »

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After life there is more. The end is just the beginning.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving death, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

What Dreams May Come  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£230,610 (UK) (25 December 1998)

Gross:

£1,531,653 (UK) (15 January 1999)
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The "Hell" scenes were shot on the decrepit, rusted hulk of the Essex class aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34). The ship was later sunk to make room for an artificial reef on 17 May, 2006. The "Hell" scenes were shot at the Alameda Naval Air Station in an indoor swimming pool surrounded by blue screen so that the FX could be later added in. Extras spent two 12 hour days in the water as Ghouls. See more »

Goofs

When Chris tells Annie "I still exist" and she is scribbling the words, the first shot shows that she has written "EXST" before stopping. The second shot reveals the word to be spelled "EXT". See more »

Quotes

The Tracker: I also used to read too slow. I don't need these glasses.
[taking off his glasses]
The Tracker: ...my eyes being a figment of my imagination.
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"The persons and events in this production are fictitious. No similarity to actual persons, living, dead or reincarnated is intended or should be inferred." See more »


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Hymn II, from Three Sacred Hymns
Composed by 'Alfred Shnitke' (as Alfred Schnittke)
Performed by The Slavyanka Chorus and The San Francisco Girls Chorus
Conducted by Dr. Sharon J. Paul
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tear-jerker
13 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was EXCELLENT the first time I saw it about 3 years ago and I saw it twice since. I bought the DVD just a few days ago and watched it again tonight and I cried so much. It is an amazing movie that really has you on your seat wondering what will happen next. It is neat to see the possible reality of one's "after-life" in heaven or hell. It makes you want to love those whom you love more and more every day and make sure that they know it. I was watching it tonight with my fiancé and could not keep the tears from coming....even after the movie I was crying because I was thinking about how I would feel if I lost him. I am not one to cry much, especially when I'm watching a movie. But this movie was a definite tear-jerker and an excellent must-see film! :o)


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