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Urban Ghost Story (1998)

R | | Drama, Horror | November 2000 (USA)
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After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Connery ... John Fox
Stephanie Buttle Stephanie Buttle ... Kate Fisher
Heather Ann Foster Heather Ann Foster ... Lizzie Fisher
Nicola Stapleton ... Kerrie
James Cosmo ... Minister
Elizabeth Berrington ... Mrs. Ash
Siri Neal Siri Neal ... Social Worker (as Siri O'Neal)
Andreas Wisniewski ... Quinn
Billy Boyd ... Loan Shark
Kenneth Bryans Kenneth Bryans ... Mr. Ash
Carolyn Bonnyman Carolyn Bonnyman ... Mrs. Miller
Alan Owen Alan Owen ... Alex Fisher
Stephen Howard ... Coroner (as Stephen MacDonald)
Julie Austin Julie Austin ... Teacher
Nicola Greene Nicola Greene ... WPC Tomkins


After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to her and came back into her world. The nightmares and visions that follow only crystallize her belief that she should have died in the crash... Then the disturbances start, at first merely tappings and bad smells - but soon the activity escalates. Lizzie seems to be the focus, but according to others, she's just playing games for attention. Only when Kate, her mother, is confronted with inexplicable events does she face the possibility that they may be the victims of a poltergeist infestation. Written by Anonymous

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She should be dead, now she wishes she was...


Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content and violent images | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Living Spirit Pictures





Release Date:

November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Story See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Living Spirit Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Loan Shark: Throw that wee bitch over the fuckin' balcony!
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Vesti La Giubba
from "I Pagliacci"
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Licensed from Electrosound - Selected Sound Carrier
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Superb film, worth seeing again....
10 July 2001 | by WolfsbaneSee all my reviews

The film is excellent, on par with many other of it's like, of poor budget and poor material, yet arousing so many questions in the viewers head.

It seeks to deal with many different elements of society, from the culture around us, the poverty of many families in Scotland, to the trauma that can be inflicted upon the neglected young.

Although the film does take up perhaps too many elements, it leaves you thinking about so many different things, it really does get the Grey Cells going, as it were, rather than just a 'sit back, no thought required' film, and to be honest, this is the style I prefer.

Heather Ann Foster in her first big-screen debut is a stunning actress, bringing across perfectly the balance between the insanity her character suffers and the torments she faces from society around her. Excellent casting on the Producers part, and excellent, 100% performance from Heather Ann Foster, I for one will be following her career more closely since this stunning piece.

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