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Flatliners (1990)

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writer:

Peter Filardi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Nelson Wright
Julia Roberts ... Dr. Rachel Mannus
Kevin Bacon ... David Labraccio
William Baldwin ... Dr. Joe Hurley
Oliver Platt ... Randy Steckle
Kimberly Scott ... Winnie Hicks
Joshua Rudoy ... Billy Mahoney
Benjamin Mouton ... Rachel's Father
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Young Nelson
Kesha Reed Kesha Reed ... Young Winnie
Hope Davis ... Anne Coldren
Jim Ortlieb ... Uncle Dave
John Duda John Duda ... Young Labraccio (as John Joseph Duda)
Megan Stewart Megan Stewart ... Playground Kid
Tressa Thomas ... Playground Kid
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Storyline

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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It's beautiful. It's erotic. It's terrifying. They know. They've crossed the line. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Línea mortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$61,490,000
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| CDS (digital 35 mm prints)| Dolby (analog 35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Kiefer Sutherland said of his Nelson Wright character in this movie: "My attraction to the character, was that he had an incredible passion for what he did, and for what he believed, and that kind of conviction is always a very appealing thing to play." See more »

Goofs

When Nelson is attacked in the back of the Jeep, Labraccio smashes in the drivers side window to get to him. Later the window is suddenly whole again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nelson Wright: Today is a good day to die.
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Connections

Referenced in Father Ted: The Passion of Saint Tibulus (1995) See more »

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THE CLAPPING SONG
Written by Lincoln Chase
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Excellent thriller flick!!
21 March 2006 | by jmix2k4See all my reviews

Can't get much eerier than Flatliners. This deep, dark film had my heart pumping throughout. The lighting is dark and will get you in the mood for a death defying experience, literally. Keifer is in top form as he is today in 24. He's a great actor and he plays a very convincing and shocking role you won't forget for years to come. And what can you say for the rest of the cast? An all-star lineup, Julia is hotter than ever, Will, Oliver, and Kevin light up the stage in this thriller that will keep you gripping your seats. It's a refreshing sight to see a true thriller, with top notch professional actors. You won't regret seeing this 2 hour seat bender. -JL


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