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Waking the Dead (2000)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  24 March 2000 (USA)
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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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Amor Maior que a Vida  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$150,422 (USA) (24 March 2000)

Gross:

$327,418 (USA) (7 April 2000)
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Jennifer Connelly also portrayed a character named Sarah Williams in Labyrinth (1986), which was released 13 prior to Waking the Dead (2000). See more »

Goofs

During an argument in his new apartment, Fielding's (Billy Crudup) new girlfriend calls him "Billy". See more »

Quotes

Sarah Williams: You, um, still haven't told ,e how you got the idea you wanted to be a senator.
Fielding Pierce: That's not actually what I want. I want to be the President.
[Sarah smiles]
Fielding Pierce: Why are you smiling?
Sarah Williams: Because you mean it.
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Genius Performance......
10 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Currently showing on cable this movie is sensational. A young want to be politician apparently loses the love of his life, and the film centres on that love and his grief. Rarely can such emotions have been more compellingly and brilliantly portrayed on film.It is thought provoking and often scary too. There is a superb screenplay and all the performers are excellent. Anyone who has every loved another will know that you see that love wherever you go; and the lead actor's portrayal of that emotion is at genius level.The most emotionally charged scene is at the restaurant of the election results are known, and I for one cannot recall any movie where a particular scene is so intensely sensitive or almost uncomfortably realistic.For quiet and justifiably restrained but wonderful adult entertainment, this is the best film I have seen in years. 10 out of 10.


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