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Resurrection (1980)

A woman enters the afterlife briefly after a car crash that kills her husband. But she survives - and finds herself possessing strange powers.

Director:

Daniel Petrie
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Edna
Sam Shepard ... Cal
Richard Farnsworth ... Esco
Roberts Blossom ... John Harper
Clifford David ... George
Pamela Payton-Wright Pamela Payton-Wright ... Margaret
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Joe
Eva Le Gallienne ... Grandma Pearl
Lois Smith ... Kathy
Madeleine Sherwood ... Ruth (as Madeleine Thornton-Sherwood)
Richard Hamilton ... Earl Carpenter
Carlin Glynn ... Suzy Kroll
Lane Smith ... Don
Penelope Allen ... Ellie
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Hank Peterson
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Storyline

Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context. Written by Michael Cieslak <mcieslak@ix.netcom.com>

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It's not supposed to happen. So be there when it does. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Although much of the story takes place in Kansas, these scenes were all filmed in Texas. See more »

Quotes

Edna Mae McCauley: [Turning down an offer to have her healing ability tested] What's going on here has to do with people and feelings and not wires and machines. I dunno, it just doesn't feel right to me".
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank the people of Shiner, Texas for their cooperation during the production of this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

ABC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Northern Exposure: Homesick (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Chisholm Trail (Come a Ti Yi Yippee Yippee Yay)
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Traditional
Sung a cappela by Richard Farnsworth
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Still present in memory after 20 years.
31 December 2000 | by vdvelden-2See all my reviews

After so many years (last saw it in 1980) and thousands of films later, I still recall scenes - usually triggered by some circumstance - and wish I could see the film again. Because of my background in film and television, I can say I have seen an above average amount of films and I can state that this is one of those films that stay engraved in your memory in a very specific way, like very few films do or ever will.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Resurrection See more »

Filming Locations:

Goliad, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$308,068, 28 September 1980

Gross USA:

$3,910,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,910,019
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Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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