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Ghost Image (2007)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 23 July 2007 (USA)
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When a young female video editor loses her boyfriend in a car crash, she finds solace in watching video of him taken the night before he died. When he starts to communicate with her through... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Snyder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Röhm ... Jennifer Zellan
Stacey Dash ... Alicia Saunders
Waylon Payne ... Wade
Roma Maffia ... Detective Amos
Matthew Del Negro ... Tucker
Srikant Chellappa ... Habib the mechanic
Lily Rains ... Brenda
Griff Furst ... Donnell
Joel Lewis Joel Lewis ... Stan
David E. Webb David E. Webb ... Detective Childers
Annalise Basso ... Susan Zellan
Jack Snyder ... The Superintendent
Daniel Byington ... Priest
Susie Wall Susie Wall ... Dr. Quigly
Robert Nolan Clark ... Ballcap Man
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When a young female video editor loses her boyfriend in a car crash, she finds solace in watching video of him taken the night before he died. When he starts to communicate with her through that video, she must decide if he has broken through the barrier between this world and the next, or has she slipped off into madness. Written by srikant chellappa

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Some lives refuse to be erased

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al filo de la verdad See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Jennifer reviews the tape with the group shot, the actual film shot with the camera recording is shown, instead of what would have been recorded with Wade's camera. Note there's a cut in between where they zoomed in to take out the camera's display to make it look like it was a shot from Wade's consumer camera. See more »

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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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If Not For Jennifer
Written by Ronnie Light and Performed by Waylon Payne
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Great Film!
11 April 2009 | by edtaylor2000See all my reviews

I caught this a few days ago on Showtime while flipping through the cable guide. I'm a fan of Elisabeth Rohm from her Law and Order days and a huge fan of Roma Maffia from the first time I saw her in Disclosure with Michael Douglas. I'd never heard of this film so I didn't know what to expect, but the opening scene hooked me right in and I immediately found myself engrossed in the story.

I thought all the characters were engaging and I became caught up in the various story lines and plot twists throughout. Elisabeth plays the main character, Jennifer, a complex woman both fragile and strong who's life is an endless series of tragedies. She's on psychiatric medication due to her feelings of guilt on being the only survivor of a car crash that killed the rest of her family when she was little. If that isn't bad enough, the morning after her and her boyfriend host a party she loses him in a car crash and then some really strange things start happening.

As you watch, you question many things such as is her boyfriend really communicating with her through video footage from the party or is it all in her head? Is her dead, bloody little sister really appearing to her or is that also in her head? Was her boyfriend's death really an accident? And if not, was she the intended target? And who is stalking her? As the homicide detective, played by Roma, begins to wonder if Jennifer is responsible for her boyfriend's death, Jennifer starts to wonder too!

Though I could tell this was a low-budget film due to the mostly TV-actor cast and the limited locations, I thought, for the most part, the acting was superb as was the writing and directing. And the cinematography and score were outstanding! As I watched the film I wondered how they were going to resolve the plot twists and, considering the setup and tragedies surrounding Jennifer's life, how it could possibly have a satisfying ending. But to my surprise I found the ending very satisfying and emotionally uplifting. Check it out, it'll be well worth it.


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