Night Visions (2001– )

If a Tree Falls.../The Occupant 

Three college friends drown in a lake and discover that they can still live as long as no one learns of their death. / Who keeps moving Mary's things and making noises in her house? Is someone invading her home, or is it all in her mind?


Joe Dante, Po-Chih Leong


Billy Brown (creator), Dan Angel (creator) | 3 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Erica Carroll ... Student (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Ed Evanko Ed Evanko ... Father Mulvaney (segment "If a Tree Falls...") (as Edward Evanko)
Bridget Fonda ... Mary (segment "The Occupant")
Anthony Harrison ... Officer Thatcher (segment "The Occupant")
Jonathan Jackson ... Devin (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly ... Officer Hearns (segment "The Occupant")
Art Kitching ... Seth Morrow (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Dion Luther ... Eugene (segment "The Occupant")
Natasha Lyonne ... Bethany Daniels (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Johannah Newmarch ... Flight Attendant (segment "The Occupant") (as Johanna Newmarch)
Scott Nicholson Scott Nicholson ... Pick-up Truck Driver (segment "If a Tree Falls...") (as Scott Nicolson)
Frederick Pleasure II Frederick Pleasure II ... Fisherman (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Keith Provost Keith Provost ... Officer Hotchkiss (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Russell Roberts ... Jeweller (segment "The Occupant")
Jessica Sloan Jessica Sloan ... Waitress (segment "The Occupant")


Three students, Devin, his girlfriend Bethany and their best friend Seth are having a relaxed philosophical discussion on their way home to campus. Devin can't except the other two's suggestion that the Big Bang was not God's work. Suddenly, their car hits a bump, goes of a cliff and falls into a lake. The three reach the shore only to realize that their dead bodies are still in the car. At first they are dumbfounded, but Seth and Bethany eventually conclude that this may be a bizarre example of the notorious philosophical question: "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" In other words, as long as no one knows they died, they will still exist and "live". They return to campus and try to adapt to their extraordinary situation, but religious Davin can't help but feel that they might be making a mistake and that cheating death may have harsher repercussions than death itself. Tension begins to grow between the three. Devin eventually learns ...

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Release Date:

9 August 2001 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Occupant See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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