Nick Powell is an excellent high-school student who raises money by selling homework and results of quizzes to his schoolmates. He aims to travel to London for a writer's course - telling his best friend, Pete Egan, that he has already bought the airplane ticket but he has not told to his mother yet. Annie Newton has a problem with Pete, who owes money to her. As events unfold, due to a case of mistaken identity Nick takes a severe beating from Annie and her gang, his body dumped in a sewer. The next morning, he discovers he cannot be seen - he is now a spirit in a state of limbo and can only observe as the events of that day unfold. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A subplot was removed involving drug smugglers. It was feared this would give it an R-rating and wasn't necessary to the plot. See more »
When Nick was walking home from the party, he kicked over a big trash can and a trash bag. The big trash can landed in the middle of the street and rested on one of its handles. The very next close up shot of Nick, you can clearly see in the background that the trash bag and trash can are back on the curb. See more »
It wasn't easy when Nick's father died, raising a teenager alone. But with a boy like Nick, well, he is now everything a mother could want. We've been through some hard times. We've carried each other. Now I look to the future, and I know there's nothing that we can't do together.
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You've got to be kidding....Almost turned it off 3/4 of the way through....Contrived, bad acting (although Chatwin was quite good in the badly written script)...to mention the "Sixth Sense" and this movie in the same sentence is an abomination...Anyone who believes the Annie Newton character could pull off the crap they have her do in this movie should face the spitball firing line! She would have got the crap beat out of her in any high school in the country (the actress actually did a pretty good job)...The police and investigators were pathetic...Marcia Gay Harden (once again) also bothered me...They had a budget though, the cinematography and sound were quite good as was the excellent sound track...As a matter of fact a previous poster mentioned the fact that the soundtrack was to show the director's "hipness" (not his word), but the soundtrack was the most enjoyable part of the movie for me...Don't waste your time...
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