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The Eternal (1998)
"Trance" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  24 July 1999 (Japan)
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An alcoholic American couple travel to the UK with their son so he can meet his grandmother but they walk in on their crazed uncle who is in the midst of reviving a centuries-old Druid witch.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel O'Rourke ...
Alice
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Mrs. Ferriter
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Nora / Niamh
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Jim
Sinead Dolan ...
Nora's Mother
Raina Feig ...
Young Nora
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The Doctor
Jeffrey Goldschrafe ...
Jim, Jr.
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Bartender
Paul Ferriter ...
Joe / Niamh's Iron Age Lover
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Niamh Dolan ...
Iron Age Niamh
David Geary ...
Nora's Father
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Sean
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Anlo
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As with Almereyda's previous films, this one deals with a gothic subject in a modern context. Lushly filmed it concerns an alcoholic womans return to her Irish roots, only to turn into a film about a woman whose soul is desired by a 1000 year old witch. Written by Anonymous

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Evil sleeps, but never dies.

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and vampire violence | See all certifications »
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24 July 1999 (Japan)  »

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Michael Almereyda's The Mummy  »

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When the girl cuts her throat near the end, the wound is clearly already there before she slices it. Additionally, she does not slice it directly where the wound is. See more »

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[first lines]
Alice: In the beginning of the world, the earth and the sky were one creature, and it was the hardest thing to tear them apart. They loved each other so much. And that's why it rains. Because the earth and the sky are always trying to get back together. Mrs. Ferriter told me that, after my mother died, a long time ago, before I met Nora and Jim.
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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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Sweet Life
written by Anders Packer
performed by Varnaline
strings written and arranged by John Parker
courtesy of Zero Hour Records
published by No Disciple Music (BMI)
administered by Bug Music, Inc.
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Just Plain Bad
24 July 1999 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

Saw a trailer for this on another video, and decided to rent when it came out. Boy, was I disappointed! The story is extremely boring, the acting (aside from Christopher Walken) is bad, and I couldn't care less about the characters, aside from really wanting to see Nora's husband get thrashed. Christopher Walken's role is such a throw-away, what a tease!


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