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

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Nelson Wright
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Dr. Rachel Mannus
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David Labraccio
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Dr. Joe Hurley
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Randy Steckle
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Winnie Hicks
Joshua Rudoy ...
Billy Mahoney
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Rachel's Father
Aeryk Egan ...
Young Nelson
Kesha Reed ...
Young Winnie
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Anne Coldren
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Uncle Dave
John Duda ...
Young Labraccio (as John Joseph Duda)
Megan Stewart ...
Playground Kid
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Playground Kid
Gonzo Gonzalez ...
Playground Kid
Afram Bill Williams ...
Ben Hicks
Deborah Thompson Duda ...
Terry (as Deborah Thompson)
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Rachel's Mother
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Bag Lady
Sanna Vraa ...
Bridget
Nicole Niblack ...
Joe's Woman
Cynthia Bassham ...
Joe's Woman
Sarabeth Tucek ...
Joe's Woman
Ilona Margolis ...
Joe's Woman
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Joe's Woman
Iilana B'tiste ...
Joe's Woman
Deborah Torchio ...
Joe's Woman
Deborah Goomas ...
Joe's Woman
Michelle McKee ...
Joe's Woman
Nancy Moran ...
Joe's Woman
Dede Latinopoulos ...
Joe's Woman
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Edna - Ward Nurse
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Terminal Woman
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Housewife
Cage S. Johnson ...
Near Death Patient
Jared Milmeister ...
Young Nelson's Friend
Patrick Gleeson ...
Young Nelson's Friend
John Benjamin Martin ...
Man on Crack
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Nurse
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Doctor
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Doctor
Evelina Fernández ...
Latin Woman (as Evelina Fernandez)
Miguel Delgado ...
Latin Husband
Ingrid Oliu ...
Latin Wife
Raymond Hanis ...
Latin Orderly
Zoaunne LeRoy ...
Waitress
Tom Kurlander ...
Medical Student
Nili Levi ...
Little Girl
Anne James ...
Beth
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Jill
Natsuko Ohama ...
Professor
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Jeff Dlugolecki ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Shauna O'Brien ...
One of Joe's Women (uncredited)
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Medical Student (uncredited)
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Girl at the Bottom of Stairs (uncredited)

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Joel Schumacher

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Peter Filardi ... (written by)

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Rick Bieber ... producer
Michael Douglas ... producer
Peter Filardi ... executive producer
Michael Rachmil ... executive producer
Scott Rudin ... executive producer

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James Newton Howard

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Jan de Bont ... director of photography (as Jan De Bont)

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Robert Brown

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Dean Beville ... apprentice editor
David E. Blewitt ... additional editor (as Dave Blewitt)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Jim Prior ... additional editor
Pattye Rogers ... assistant editor
James Seidelman ... assistant editor
Rick Sparr ... assistant editor
Fred C. Vitale ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Mali Finn

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Eugenio Zanetti

Art Direction by

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Jim Dultz

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Anne Kuljian ... (as Anne L. Kuljian)

Costume Design by

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Susan Becker

Makeup Department

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Ve Neill ... makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng ... hair stylist
Michael Burnett ... special makeup effects artist: dissection cadaver (uncredited)
Greg Cannom ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Vance Hartwell ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Dominic Mango ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Larry Odien ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Colin Penman ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Stephen McEveety ... unit production manager (as Steve McEveety)
Chantal Feghali ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John T. Kretchmer ... first assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Judith Moore ... dga trainee (as Judith A. Moore)
Jeff Rafner ... first assistant director
Gary Schilz ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Greg John Callas ... construction coordinator (as Greg Callas)
Michael R. Gannon ... assistant property master
Richard Hoffenberg ... construction foreman
Stephen Homsy ... set designer
William A. Petrotta ... property master
Paul Sonski ... set designer
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Laurence Byrne ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Michael Denering ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tom von Badinski ... welder (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Petra Bach ... adr editor
Anna Behlmer ... sound recordist
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Charles L. Campbell ... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden ... sound editor
Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Louis L. Edemann ... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin ... supervising sound editor (as Richard Franklin)
Rick Hart ... re-recording mixer
Nils C. Jensen ... sound editor (as Nils Jensen)
Angie Luckey ... assistant sound editor
David MacMillan ... production sound mixer (as David Macmillan)
Gary Mundheim ... sound editor
Richard Oswald ... sound editor
Fred Stafford ... adr editor (as Frederick Stafford)
Derek Casari ... dubbing engineer (uncredited)
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Patterson ... boom operator (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

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Sam Barkin ... special effects: Chicago
Phil Cory ... special effects (as Philip Cory)
Hans Metz ... special effects
Richard L. Hill ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jerry Lieberman ... special effects (uncredited)
Timothy W. Tiedje ... special effects (uncredited)

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Peter Donen ... visual effects supervisor
Jim Danforth ... matte artist (uncredited)
Peter Juneau ... visual effects projection (uncredited)
Mike Leben ... motion control operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bill Erickson ... stunt coordinator
Rick Le Fevour ... stunt double (as Rick LeFevour)
Larry Nicholas ... stunt double
Bobby Porter ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Adcock ... second assistant camera
Ed Ayer ... chief lighting technician (as Edward A. Ayer)
Nathaniel James Dunn ... best boy grip (as Nathaniel 'Jim' Dunn)
Gene Kearney ... key grip
Ted J. Kredo ... best boy electric
Christine M. Loss ... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Calmar Roberts ... first assistant camera (as Calmar K. Roberts Jr.)
Michael Scott ... camera operator
Moose Enright ... electrician (uncredited)
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Gregory Lundsgaard ... camera operator (uncredited)
Stan McClain ... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Michael Shanman ... lighting board operator (uncredited)
Lou Weinert ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Megan McConnell ... casting assistant
Barbara L. Roche ... extras casting
Catherine Jane Holzer ... extras casting (uncredited)
Mark A. Ridge ... extras casting (uncredited)
Franklyn Warren ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kirsten Everberg ... assistant to costume designer
Rosemarie Fall ... costume supervisor: women
Nick Scarano ... costume supervisor: men
Stephen P. Shubin ... costume supervisor: men (as Steve Shubin)
Barbara Marko Friedman ... costumer (uncredited)
Marlene Hajdu ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jacolyn Baker ... location manager: Chicago
Steph Benseman ... location manager (as Stephan Benseman)

Music Department

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Chris Boardman ... additional orchestrator
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Brad Dechter ... additional orchestrator (as Brad Decter)
Shawn Murphy ... scoring mixer
Marty Paich ... conductor
Richard Rudolph ... music supervisor (as Dick Rudolph)
Paul Salamunovich ... conductor: St. Charles Borromeo Choir
Jon Wattenbarger ... conductor: boys choir
Jim Weidman ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Martin T. Hill ... transportation captain
William F. Hogan ... transportation co-captain: Chicago (as Billy Hogan Jr.)
Armand Paoletti ... transportation coordinator: Chicago
James C. Taylor ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Pamela Alch ... script supervisor
Rocky Buzzini ... production assistant (as Rocky A. Buzzini)
Peter DePalma ... assistant: Mr. Douglas (as Peter De Palma)
Guy Ferland ... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Lynette Graves ... production assistant
Erica Heider ... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Patricia Jeffers ... production assistant
Tammy Karabas ... assistant production coordinator: Chicago
Shari Leibowitz ... production coordinator
Boone Narr ... animal trainer
Ramon Pahoyo ... craft service (as Ramon B. Pahoya)
Tim Pedegana ... assistant production coordinator
Barbara Shane ... assistant: Mr. Bieber
Susan Trembly ... publicist
Robin Vail ... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Gaston Vidou ... production assistant
Julie Yarrish ... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Ray Zimmerman ... production accountant (as Raymond G. Zimmerman)
Ursula Brauner ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Bob Corff ... voice teacher (uncredited)
Steve Kraus ... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Heather Pollock ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Marsha Zvonkin ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Some lines shouldn't be crossed. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'expérience interdite (France)
  • Flatliners - Heute ist ein schöner Tag zum Sterben (Germany)
  • Línea mortal (Spain)
  • Линия на смъртта (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Hráci se smrtí (Czech Republic)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Budget $26,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland started dating during filming. They ended up engaged, but Roberts ultimately broke it off. She later married Lyle Lovett. See more »
Goofs In the bathroom scene with Rachel and her father, the walls can be seen sliding back in order to make the set bigger for the 360 degree camera sweep. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Flatliners/Young Guns II/The Two Jakes/Metropolitan/Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1990). See more »
Soundtracks PARTY TOWN See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Nelson Wright: Today is a good day to die.
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