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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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Isaac Green
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Caroline Pierce
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Juliet Beck
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Angelo Bertelli
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Maior que a Vida  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,422, 26 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$327,418, 9 April 2000
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Trivia

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

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

Quotes

Fielding Pierce: I am so sick of having to apologize for being an American.
Father Stephen Mileski: North American.
Fielding Pierce: Uh, God, I'm so sorry. Yes, North American. But I can't help noticing that when people run to freedom they tend to wash up on North American shores. This country is till the best that we've been able to do in the whole fucking history of the planet
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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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I will keep this review short
15 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those films that you watch and contemplate later in your life. As far as losing someone you love, and how that effects every major decision you will ever make for the rest of your life, this film is the most realistic portrayal I have ever seen. Billy Crudup was meant to play Fielding in this movie. This movie is haunting and is just one of those little movies that falls through the cracks but is never forgotten. A stunning movie directing by none other than the director of A Midnight Clear, another terrific film. If you are reading this you should seek out this movie or just buy it online. I give Waking the Dead 9/10.


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