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Dying to Live (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 April 1999 (USA)
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A guardian angel (Jonathan Frakes) escorts a dead teen (Hayley DuMond) to her eternal reward and launches a revenge attack on a rival teen (Shannon Elizabeth) who caused her death.

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Rachel Linden
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Vanessa Canningham
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Popular model student Matthew 'Matt' Jannett is likely to get a college scholarship as diver, but the absurd pressure from father, a rigorous cop, is getting to him. When he and his mates decide to go swimming drunk at night, Matt takes off with his girl-friend Rachel Linden when the others strip. Rachel thinks he's in danger after a bad dive, jumps after him but trips, hits her head and drowns. Yet the whole community treats Matt as if he killed her by neglect, he's automatically suspended there's even a police investigation. Rachel's rival Vanessa Canningham now tries to seduce Matt. Rachel's guardian angel Will however coaches her to learn manipulating people so as to organize revenge and save Matt. Written by KGF Vissers

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Final Destination - Auf Umwegen ins Jenseits  »

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Surprisingly well worth watching.
8 April 2002 | by (Glasgow, UK) – See all my reviews

Was up late one night, channel hopping and this just started and missed the beginning credits, so I did not really have a clue what it was about.

Started of as the usual teen flick, with a guy having a psycho for an ex-girlfriend who now has a problem adjusting to the fact that he has found someone new. The new girlfriend gets murdered with the boyfriend as chief suspect and surprise, surprise the psychopath being everyones Miss Innocent, well apart from one lady detective. The murder victim becomes an angel and Johnathan Frakes is her guide who helps her to prove to the world what really happened. Mr Frakes seems to have the same wardrobe as in that paranormal/weird happenings show he does. Throughout the film I felt he had ulterior motives, I was wondering is he a good angel or a baddie.

The film itself has that made for TV feel about it, however its very well acted by all. Special mention must be for the three main females who play each of their parts well. The script throughout is never too slushy or biblical. A sort of mixture between Ghost and an episode of Highway to Heaven. All in all a very good film for its genre and worth watching. Nice little twist at the end, which I was not expecting.


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