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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$327,418 (USA) (9 April 2000)
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Brooke Shields was originally cast as Sarah Williams, but turned down the role due to the erotic nature of the film. See more »

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

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Fielding Pierce: There's something that I think I should tell you all. I'm not feeling very well. And I haven't been for a while. Something inside me has jumped the track. I'm confused. I'm not thinking right. I'm not sleeping right. And I- Just don't think I am complaining about this or asking for your help. Because there's nothing anyone can do about it. It's just happened and that's all there is to it. But I don't know what I'm going to say from one minute to the next. I really don't. I don't know what I'm ...
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Sunset Serenade
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Excellent acting work by Billy Cudrup
5 June 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I was truly surprised to see a young actor really passing on to the audience,his feelings as to his feebleness as a human being when confronted with a priceless loss. Most of us that have been through similar experiences , always expect to identify ourselves with characters in motion pictures but in most cases, we kind of feel frustrated that movie plots don't generally allow the performer to go all the way, cutting their role immersions short Billy Cudrup didn't let that happen and this time we fared better. The same can be said about Jennifer Connelly whose acting talent can only be matched with her beauty.It is my honest opinion that both actors should have been given leading parts in major productions which unfortunately much to my disappointment or lack of information, did not happen. Keep up the excellent work, Billy and Jennifer.


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