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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.

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Billy Mahoney
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Rachel's Father
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Young Nelson
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Anne Coldren
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Uncle Dave
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Young Labraccio (as John Joseph Duda)
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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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Some lines shouldn't be crossed.


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10 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Línea mortal  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$61,490,000
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Kevin Bacon was cast as the idealistic, yet pragmatic David Labraccio, who provides the voice of reason for the other experimenters, and who tries to right an old wrong committed in his childhood. Joel Schumacher said: "Labraccio is the opposite of Nelson Wright (Kiefer Sutherland). As the movie progresses, everyone becomes dependent on Labraccio, as a kind of center to hold them all together, especially Nelson." See more »

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Defibrillator only works properly against bare skin. The proper medical procedure requires removal of clothing and undergarments around the chest prior to application. See more »

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[first lines]
Nelson Wright: Today is a good day to die.
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PARTY TOWN
Written and Performed by David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
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Excellent thriller flick!!
21 March 2006 | by See 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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