Nick Powell is an excellent high-school student who raises money by selling homework and results of quizzes to his schoolmates. He aims to travel to London for a writer's course - telling his best friend, Pete Egan, that he has already bought the airplane ticket but he has not told his mother yet. Annie Newton has a problem with Pete, who owes her money. As events unfold, due to a case of mistaken identity, Nick takes a severe beating from Annie and her gang, his body dumped in a sewer. The next morning, he discovers he cannot be seen - he is now a spirit in a state of limbo and can only observe as the events of that day unfold.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Nick (to test if he was alive) takes a shotgun from the rack, steps out of view and discharges the weapon. The mistake is that the shotgun he took from the rack was a double barrel shotgun but you hear the sound of him "racking a round" as if it was a pump shotgun just before pulling the trigger. See more »
It wasn't easy when Nick's father died, raising a teenager alone. But with a boy like Nick, well, he is now everything a mother could want. We've been through some hard times. We've carried each other. Now I look to the future, and I know there's nothing that we can't do together.
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There are elements of "The Sixth Sense", "Romeo and Juliet", "Ghost" and "DOA", among others. That is a real smorgasbord of film. The film held my attention for the full hour and a half, so it must have been good at several levels, although, on the surface, it seems just like a teenage fantasy film. One valuable lesson I learned from this film is that teenagers are awfully hard to kill at times. Seriously, though, folks, it is a very watchable film. The lead actors were excellent, but have pretty much been Invisible ever since this film was made; which is pretty sad, considering the female lead was worthy of good future roles, but opted to take any crappy role that came her way. I never heard of the male lead getting another significant gig, either. Its been 15 years since this film was made and both of these actors are now middle-aged, so I guess they both missed the boat. The direction was pretty good, as were the production values and music, and the film is definitely better than average. Check it out.
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