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Waking the Dead (2000)

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

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Storyline

Fielding Pierce lives the life of an aspiring politician - in 1972 he's serving in the Coast Guard (trying to avoid Vietnam in the most honorable way), and by 1973 he has entered law school. Along the way he falls in love with Sarah, a fiercely idealistic woman who devotes her life to helping others - unfortunately she's killed in an explosion while assisting members of the Chilean resistance. Nine years later, in the middle of a congressional election, Fielding is suddenly flooded with thoughts and visions of his lost love. Written by ccampbell

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Sometimes love has a life of its own.


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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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24 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Amor Maior que a Vida  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$150,422 (USA) (26 March 2000)

Gross:

$327,418 (USA) (9 April 2000)
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Originally financed by Warner Brothers, who later backed out. See more »

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23 January 1983, the election day, was on a Sunday. See more »

Quotes

Danny Pierce: Remember what Sarah used to say? Sarah Williams. You do remember Sarah, don't you?
Fielding Pierce: Go fuck yourself.
Danny Pierce: I know you do. She'd see some junkie on the street and people just walking by, nobody even noticing, but she'd see him and she'd say, "How do you know that's not Jesus?"
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References Don't Look Now (1973) See more »

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Snow Come Down
Performed by Lori Carson
Courtesy of Restless Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Moving film about first love and ambition
21 May 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

What made this film so hauntingly beautiful was that fact that the ghost being chased wasn't just Sarah - it was who they both were in their youth, and the overwhelming emotion and honesty that is first love. Was Fielding really seeking Sarah or who he once was - what he once stood for when he loved her? Sometimes when we grow up we let our well-meant integrity, even our simplest dreams, die under the 'reality' of who we end up becoming. I thought this film did an excellent job at showing someone mourning his youth, his wild ideas - and his truest love. I thought Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly both did amazing jobs - the intensity of their performances is what really drove the story. Beautiful acting, beautiful movie.


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