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What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2 October 1998 (USA)
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.

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Ian Nielsen
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Mrs. Jacobs
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Stacey Jacobs
Wilma Bonet ...
Angie
Matt Salinger ...
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Woman in Car Accident (as June Lomena)
Paul P. Card IV ...
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Storyline

After Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert. His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. Even his children are there. But, when his wife, Annie, commits suicide and is sent to hell, Chris ignores Albert's warnings and journeys there to save her. Upon arrival, Chris finds that rescuing Annie will be more difficult than he'd imagined. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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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:

Más allá de los sueños  »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,833,592 (USA) (4 October 1998)

Gross:

$55,485,043 (USA)
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Trivia

This was first announced by 20th Century Fox in 1984 with Wolfgang Petersen directing. See more »

Goofs

When Chris is entering the tunnel to help out with the accident, the shadow of the camera on a crane can be seen on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Annie Nielsen: Sometimes when you lose, you win.
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Disclaimer after the end credits: "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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Chris & Annie's Theme
Based on variations of "Beside You"
Composed by Mark Snow (as Martin Fulterman) and Michael Kamen
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Wonderful! Actually wonder filled!
6 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although this movie is heart-wrenching, it is just too beautiful to pass up.

The creators explore possibilities of the spiritual life, and in doing so, have created some of the most beautiful scenes that I have ever seen. Their imaginations seem to be beyond any limitations. I congratulate them on their genius.

Those who have experience deeply meaningful experiences beyond the world of physical senses see these images and concepts as actual possibilities, and rightly so. In a world where time and space lose all definition in physical terms, incomprehensible and mystifying beauty become the reality. But then, who is qualified to define "reality"?

I have seen this awe filled movie several times and would love to see it again.


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