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Living with the Dead -- For the millions who were touched by Praagh's "Talking to Heaven", comes the equally inspiring film of his remarkable life and work.
Living with the Dead -- For the millions who were touched by Praagh's "Talking to Heaven", comes the equally inspiring film of his remarkable life and work.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
James Van Praagh (book)
John Pielmeier (written by)
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Release Date:
28 April 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The dead are talking. One man is listening.
Plot:
A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. The detective investigating the murders looks to him for help in solving the case. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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(4 articles)
User Reviews:
Living with the Dead See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ted Danson ... James Van Praagh

Mary Steenburgen ... Detective Karen Condrin

Diane Ladd ... Regina Van Praagh

Michael Moriarty ... Adrian, Psychic
Donna White

Connor Widdows ... Young James Van Praagh
Joy Coghill ... Mrs. Ziff

Jay Brazeau ... Psychiatrist

Queen Latifah ... Midge Harmon
Maggie Blue O'Hara ... Sandy - Andy's deaf sister

Jack Palance ... Allan Van Praagh

Reece Thompson ... Andy, Abducted Boy
Neil Denis ... Dennis Branston
Mikela Jay ... Young Regina Van Praagh (as Mikela J. Mikael)

Eric Breker ... Young Allan Van Praagh
Lindsay Bourne ... Priest

Kavan Smith ... Matt

Hiro Kanagawa ... Frank the Business Consultant
Bill Meilen ... Eli Ziff

John B. Lowe ... David Ziff
Henry O. Watson ... Walter Branston

Veena Sood ... Mrs. Morse, School Teacher

David Kaye ... Gideon Morse

James Kirk ... Eddie Katz, Molly's Son

Joel Palmer ... Second Boy
Ben Johnson ... Third Boy
Branden Nadon ... Fourth Boy
Matthew Brevner ... Fifth Boy

Jaren Brandt Bartlett ... Sixth Boy
Bethoe Shirkoff ... James' Grandmother

Michael Eklund ... Ronnie Higgins
Ben Baxter ... Billy, Boy in Schoolyard
Nancy Sivak ... Sister Mary Edward
Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Nun (as Karen Austin)
Dee Jay Jackson ... Police Desk Sergeant (as Deejay Jackson)
Klodyne Rodney ... Nurse

Kwesi Ameyaw ... Doctor

Lorena Gale ... Midge's Grandmother
Richard Sali ... News Vendor
David Petersen ... Karen's Father
Jessica Schreier ... Psychiatrist's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patti Allan ... Coroner
Norman Armour ... Minister
Nahanni Arntzen ... Nurse

Simone Bailly ... Amy Condrin

Chilton Crane ... Jennifer

Linda Darlow ... Linda the Florist
Jason Gaffney ... Ben

Fred Henderson ... Lester
Tim Henry ... Richard

Lauren Holly ... James's (Danson) wife
Sadie Lawrence ... Interpreter
Don MacKay ... Old Man
David Makay ... Mailman
Larry Musser ... Arnie
John Sampson ... Irate Driver

James Van Praagh ... Organ Player

Directed by
Stephen Gyllenhaal 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Van Praagh (book "Talking To Heaven")

John Pielmeier (written by)

Produced by
Scott W. Anderson .... co-executive producer
Richard J. Anobile .... associate producer
Stanley M. Brooks .... executive producer
Preston Fischer .... producer
Greg Gugliotta .... executive producer
Stephen Gyllenhaal .... co-executive producer
Shanna Nussbaum .... executive producer (as Shanna Tyndall)
John Pielmeier .... co-producer
James Van Praagh .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Normand Corbeil 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Jur 
 
Film Editing by
Neil Mandelberg 
 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
 
Production Design by
Brent Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Roxanne Methot 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary-Lou Storey 
 
Costume Design by
Trish Keating 
 
Makeup Department
Melina Calogiros .... hair stylist
Angelina P. Cameron .... hair department head
Stan Edmonds .... makeup department head
Marsha Lewis .... hair stylist: Ms. Ladd
Charles Porlier .... key makeup artist: Mr. Danson
Roy Sidick .... hair stylist: Mr. Danson (as Roy A. Sidick)
 
Production Management
Mary Eilts .... production manager
Damian Ganczewski .... executive in charge of production
Danielle Zalaznick .... production supervisor: Los Angeles
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Dashkewytch .... first assistant director
Jody Ryan .... trainee assistant director
Michael Shandley .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Maureen Carey .... set decoration buyer
Gerri Crawford .... props
Michelle Hendriksen .... assistant property master
Neil McLeod .... property master
Patrick Romine .... construction coordinator
Norm Spence .... paint coordinator
 
Sound Department
Alek Bromke .... adr assistant
William Butler .... sound mixer
Richard Calistan .... adr editor
Alison Clark .... sound effects editor
Rob Hegedus .... dialogue editor
Ken Lee .... second boom operator (as Kenny Lee)
Cory Mandel .... sound re-recording mixer
Martin Mitchell .... boom operator
Victor Oland .... dialogue editor
James Porteous .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Poty .... adr editor
Elma Bello .... assistant sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... special effects assistant
Gary Paller .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Louise Barkholt .... visual effects producer
Kathryn Bolt .... digital compositor
Debora Dunphy .... digital compositor
Aruna Inversin .... digital compositor
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects coordinator
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects supervisor (as Thomas Turnbull)
 
Stunts
Rick Moore .... stunt double
John Sampson .... stunt coordinator
John Sampson .... stunt double: Ted Dansen
Lori Stewart .... stunt driver
Suzi Stingl .... stunt double: Andy
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fraser Boyle .... key grip
Bob Findlay .... first assistant camera
Glen Forrieter .... dolly grip
Stephen Jackson .... gaffer
Robyn Link .... camera loader: re-shoots
David Lourie .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Trig Singer .... camera operator
Ted Smith .... first assistant b camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Andrea Brown .... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate
Wendy Spooner .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janice Swayze .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Eric Davidson .... assistant editor
Rob Evans .... colorist: high definition video
Will Hearn .... on-line editor: HDTV
 
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... score mixer
Roger Hewett .... conductor
Roger Hewett .... orchestrator
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
David R. Anderson .... transportation coordinator
Ian Thompson .... picture cars
 
Other crew
Ed Baran .... publicist
Kevin Bolton .... production assistant
Amanda Bronswyk .... payroll accountant
Fiona Crossley .... location manager
Ian Doig .... animal coordinator
Byron Drinkle .... playback coordinator
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Jason Gilmore .... production assistant
Laurie Hayes .... production accountant
Ken Hovgaard .... assistant location manager: second unit
Ken Hovgaard .... location scout
Jared Howitt .... office production assistant
Sharon Ingram .... production coordinator (as Sharon P. Ingram)
Kenneth Kantymir .... stand-in: Ted Danson
Laura Livingstone .... second assistant production coordinator
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Peter Madamba .... script researcher
Jackie Pytel .... assistant: Mr. Fischer
Hayley Stewart-Moran .... assistant: Mr. Gyllenhaal
William Sy .... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Carrie Van Hoy .... assistant: Ms. Tyndall
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Talking to Heaven" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (working title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing content, and thematic elements
Runtime:
UK:142 min | USA:240 min (including commercials)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
James Van Praagh, the author of the book this film is based on and real-life version of Ted Danson's character, appears in this film as the organ player.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Sixth Sense (1999)See more »

FAQ

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Living with the Dead, 4 May 2002
Author: Chris Williams (CrazyC24-1) from Florida-USA

I admit I was skeptical about watching this movie. The first time I saw the preview I said no way. Then the 2nd time I said ok. I am a huge Ted Danson fan and he played the part brillantly. When the movie first started I thought it was kinda slow and boring but then when I found out it was based on a true story I instantly became intrigued. I watched the entire movie as well as taped it and I am glad I did. It makes you think about things. It also makes you realize your loved ones are never really gone. I give it 8 stars out of 10. Had it not been for the slow start it would have scored a perfect 10!

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