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Writers (WGA):
Anthea Sylbert (written by) &
Richard Romanus (written by)
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Release Date:
7 September 1998 (USA) See more »
A dead man comes back to try to convince his wife to join him in the afterlife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marg Helgenberger ... Anna Hobson

Alan Rosenberg ... Jake

Brian Kerwin ... Kevin

Richard Romanus

Kate Lynch

Ron Lea
Lynne Deragon

Bob Balaban ... Bob

Maria Vacratsis ... Maria

Elisa Moolecherry ... Diane
Tricia Williams ... Gladys
Philip Akin ... Judge Gleason
Pam Hyatt ... Frieda Anton

Ken Kramer ... Bill Anton

Matthew Ferguson ... Matthew 'Bulldog' Phelps
Frank Crudele ... David Puente

Bill Lake ... George the Doorman

Arnold Pinnock ... Leo
Jonathan Rannells ... Sergio
Tom Hervey ... Lou Robinson
Jodi Pape ... Thelma Robinson

Yank Azman ... Cousin Albert

David Sparrow ... Party Goer
Sam Malkin ... Cabbie
Asa Perlman ... Little Jake
Jan Austin ... Marilyn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy-Joe Buttery ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Claudia Weill 
Writing credits
Anthea Sylbert (written by) &
Richard Romanus (written by)

Produced by
Marc Dassas .... co-producer
Richard Romanus .... executive producer
Anthea Sylbert .... executive producer
Paula Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
John Holosko 
Film Editing by
Mary Jo Markey 
Casting by
Gail Carr 
Rhonda Young 
Production Design by
Ed Hanna 
Art Direction by
Bob Sher 
Set Decoration by
Michael Mullins 
Costume Design by
Diana Irwin 
Makeup Department
Mary Sue Heron .... makeup artist (as Marysue Heron)
Diane Mazur .... first makeup assistant
Reg Quindinho .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Dennis A. Brown .... executive in charge of production
Marc Dassas .... unit production manager
Karen Thornton .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Coombs .... first assistant director
Lorraine M. Kearsey .... trainee assistant director
Sharon McDonell .... fourth assistant director
Craig Wallace .... second assistant director
Art Department
Peter Fletcher .... property master
Anthony A. Ianni .... assistant art director
Mike Patterson .... property master
Sound Department
Pete Elia .... re-recording mixer (as Peter Elia)
David Hankins .... sound supervisor
Michael LaCroix .... sound mixer (as Michael La Croix)
Larry Stensvold .... re-recording mixer
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayson Clute .... first assistant camera
John Medland .... still photographer
Mark Nener .... second assistant camera
David Pamplin .... key grip (as David 'Stretch' Pamplin)
Michael Soos .... a-camera / steadicam operator
Franco Tata .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Breckenridge .... key costumer
Carmel Buttery .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Darren Frankel .... executive in charge of post-production
Lucyna Wojciechowski .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Jonathan Matthews .... location manager
Music Department
Tod Holcomb .... music editor
Transportation Department
Tony Bifano .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Swith Bell .... assistant: Ms. Weill
Donna Croce .... script supervisor
Tom Di Blasio .... production accountant
Carole Garcia .... assistant: Ms. Helgenberger
Anne Paynter .... production coordinator (as Anne Paynter Campbell)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Encore (visual effects) (as Encore Video)
  • Toybox (visual effects)
Other Companies

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A "woman's movie"for everyone, 6 February 2001
Author: Castor-11 from Victoria B.C.

As usual, the only films worth seeing these days are on the History Channel, or the Women's Television Network.

Such a WTN movie is "Giving Up The Ghost", the story of a grief-stricken wife who is revisited by her husband's ghost. If you think you've heard this one before, stop.

It's not your usual adrenaline-driven cliche-riddled vehicle for some glam star, but, at times, a case of "Be careful what you wish for" I'll say no more, not wishing to mar your enjoyment of a fresh and highly entertaining movie. Go, see...and I do mean that it's a movie for everyone

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