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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
Maggie McCarthy ...
Stacey Jacobs
Wilma Bonet ...
Angie
Matt Salinger ...
Reverend Hanley
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Woman in Car Accident (as June Lomena)
Paul P. Card IV ...
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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

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$55,485,043 (USA)
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Trivia

Annette Bening auditioned for the role of Annie Nielsen. See more »

Goofs

In the arrival to the 'Library', the camera makes a long-shot where it appears a great hall with a lake like ground, without corridors nor bookshelves. When seconds after Chris and Albert fly from the boat to the Tracker this one is reading a book between two bookshelves, floating in a corridor (located in the middle of the great hall) that wasn't there before. See more »

Quotes

Albert: Soul mates. It's extrememly rare but it exists. Sort of like twin souls tuning into each other. Apparently even in death.
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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 »

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Featured in Renegade Cut: What Dreams May Come (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hymn II, from Three Sacred Hymns
Composed by Alfred Shnitke
Performed by The Slavyanka Chorus and The San Francisco Girls Chorus
Conducted by Dr. Sharon J. Paul
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life after death?
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie.....I laughed and cried. It was not exactly what I expected... a journey into a supernatural realm. The special effects were simply awesome! Robin Williams will never cease to amaze me. He gave a wonderful performance, as did Annabella Sciora, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. True love, the kind that puts your partner before yourself, is clearly shown in this film. The film also makes you what to call everyone you haven't talked to for a while and let them know how you feel about them. It gives the viewer lots to discuss. I've seen it 3 times. Once alone, once with my grown daughter, and once with my boyfriend.


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