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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 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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She was a Good Looking Woman
written by Hammond and Hazelwood
performed by Joe Dolan
courtesy of Castle Copyrights Ltd
by arrangement with Celebrity Licensing
published by Chrysalis Music
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What the hell was that?
20 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film seems to be completely pointless. There is no reason why anything that happens in it happens, as if it was written by a small child who got bored halfway through and thought "how can I wrap this up?". And what were Jared Harris and Christopher Walken thinking? Did they do it for a bet? I couldn't tell you the plot, I'm not entirely sure there is one to be quite frank, but if there is it didn't register. Jared and his bird go to Ireland after she falls down the stairs while lashed up, as you do. They go to a house with a very annoying small girl in it, meet Christopher Walken who has dug up some ancient woman preserved in peat. He brings her back to life for no other reason than it continues the story and she shows her gratitude by immediately icing him. From then on it all gets a bit silly. A couple of hours of my life that I'd like back!


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