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Dying to Live (1999)

A guardian angel (Jonathan Frakes) escorts a dead teen (Hayley DuMond) to her eternal reward and launches a revenge attack on a rival teen (Shannon Elizabeth) who caused her death.

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Rob Hedden

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Victor Bumbalo (story), Rob Hedden (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pat Skipper ... Coach Dugger
Linda Cardellini ... Leslie Dugger
Jonathan Frakes ... Will
Gabriel Mann ... Matthew 'Matt' Jannett
Hayley DuMond ... Rachel Linden
Shannon Elizabeth ... Vanessa Canningham
Brian Poth ... Evan Bainbridge
Denis Arndt ... Nick Jannett
Caroline Aaron ... Detective Chambers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Butcher ... Morgan Linden
Andy Hedden Andy Hedden ... Janitor
Fitz Henley Fitz Henley ... Uniformed Cop
Ashley Howard Ashley Howard ... Derek
William Thomas Jones ... Arresting Officer
Daniel Mark Leanna Daniel Mark Leanna ... GQ Jordan
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Popular model student Matthew 'Matt' Jannett is likely to get a college scholarship as diver, but the absurd pressure from father, a rigorous cop, is getting to him. When he and his mates decide to go swimming drunk at night, Matt takes off with his girl-friend Rachel Linden when the others strip. Rachel thinks he's in danger after a bad dive, jumps after him but trips, hits her head and drowns. Yet the whole community treats Matt as if he killed her by neglect, he's automatically suspended there's even a police investigation. Rachel's rival Vanessa Canningham now tries to seduce Matt. Rachel's guardian angel Will however coaches her to learn manipulating people so as to organize revenge and save Matt. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination - Auf Umwegen ins Jenseits See more »

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Dying To Live
11 March 2018 | by nickknightforeverSee all my reviews

I brought a box of VHS tapes from a garage sale and Dying To Live was one of them. Jonathan Frakes plays Will (last name not Riker) a supernatural entity that helps recently deceased Rachel (Haley DuMond) get justice before moving on. Many TV movies have similar plots to others and become predictable but this one gives me hope that original ideas still exist in the world. I've read the other reviews and one of them mentions most of the characters except for Vanessa (Shannon Elizabeth) giving her issues to Leslie (Linda Cardellini).


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