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Writers (WGA):
Gerald Di Pego (written by) and
Nevin Schreiner (written by)
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Release Date:
12 February 1997 (USA) See more »
Dreams gradually tell a woman the truth about her abused mother's disappearance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gerald McRaney ... Don Zarn

Katy Boyer ... Sarah Zarn

Joel Bissonnette ... Paul Chaney

Jeremy Renner ... Steven Zarn

Dann Florek ... Detective Ron Shaye

Judith Scott ... Gretchen

Mark Kiely ... Detective Peter Henrickson

Shelley Fabares ... Lily Zarn

Mark Benninghoffen ... David (as Mark Benninghofen)
Claire Malis ... Ellen (as Claire Malis Calloway)
Jocko Marcellino ... Holdreith
Steven Marcus Gibbs ... Alan

David Bickford ... Anesthesiologist (as David H. Bickford)

Colette O'Connell ... Resident

Rick Fitts ... Chief Surgeon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clive Rosengren ... (uncredited)

William Utay ... Jerry (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Leitch 
Writing credits
Gerald Di Pego (written by) (as Gerald DiPego) and
Nevin Schreiner (written by)

Produced by
Sharon Cicero .... co-executive producer
Richard P. Kughn .... executive producer
Joseph Nasser .... executive producer
William Shippey .... producer
Ronnie D. Clemmer .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack Nasser .... executive producer (uncredited)
Bill Pace .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jeff Eden Fair 
Starr Parodi 
Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Bracken 
Casting by
Ellen Lubin Sanitsky 
Production Design by
C.J. Strawn 
Set Decoration by
Irina Rivera 
Costume Design by
Barbara Palmer 
Makeup Department
Ralph M. Abalos .... hair stylist (as Ralph Abalos)
Ashlee Petersen .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jeffrey M. Zeitlin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Battle-Campbell .... dga trainee (as Maria Battle)
Steven Hirsch .... first assistant director
Larry Lerner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dena Allen .... leadman (uncredited)
Eric A. Holst .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark R. Crookston .... supervising sound editor
Robert Janiger .... sound mixer (as Rob Janiger)
George W. Scott .... boom operator (as George Scott)
Nello Torri .... re-recording mixer (as Nello Tori)
Doug E. Turner .... re-recording mixer (as Doug Turner)
David John West .... re-recording mixer
Tom Caton .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Andy Gill .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Harper .... key grip
Elan Yaari .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karla Stevens Flanigan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Karla Stevens)
Editorial Department
Joe McJimsey .... assistant editor
Steffanie Edwards .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Kevin Collins .... assistant location manager
Andrew C. Keeter .... location manager
Music Department
William Ashford .... music editor
Transportation Department
Patrick Robison .... transportation coordinator (as Patrick J. Robison)
Other crew
Lynn Harris .... script supervisor
Gregory Maxey .... assistant to executive producer
Haley Sweet .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Dream of Murder" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but predictable., 22 May 2005
Author: Xapora from Melbourne, Australia

After her apartment is damaged by fire, Sarah, a young nurse, moves back in with her folks. Shortly thereafter, her mother disappears and much to her frustration, she receives little help from the police, her family or boyfriend.

She experiences a set of disturbing nightmares about her mother and fears her life may be in danger. Sarah sets out to solve the mystery on her lonesome and what she discovers along the way causes her much grief, anger and fear. Katy Boyer is excellent as the traumatised Sarah and is supported by a fine cast including Gerald McRaney and Jeremy Renner.

There's plenty of twists, turns and red herrings to keep you interested, even if you do figure it out well before half-time.

Based on a true story!

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