A funeral parlor employee looks to unravel a 10-year-old mystery.


Omar Naim


Johnny Harrington (story) (as John Harrington), Johnny Harrington (as John Harrington) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Stahl ... Dylan
Rose McGowan ... Charlie
Amy Smart ... Natalie
Ben Marten ... Steve
Brian Lynner Brian Lynner ... Decko
Kim Grimaldi Kim Grimaldi ... Liz
James Serpento James Serpento ... Detective Milano
Jack Mishler Jack Mishler ... Mr. Brennan
Justin Marxen ... Jack
Shane Simmons ... David
Rachel Storey Rachel Storey ... Tracy
Britt Slater Britt Slater ... Megan (as Brittany Slater)
Paul Nycz Paul Nycz ... The Tattooed Man
Justin Urich ... Mad Terrence
Andrea Leon ... Camilla


Dylan, a young man working at a funeral parlor, is trying to unravel a mystery that shattered his life ten years earlier. After faking his own funeral to see who will show up, he befriends a mysterious street junkie and is reunited with an old love from his past. The lives of these three characters are transformed by supernatural forces as Dylan discovers that no one is who they seem to be. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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A really strange movie
20 March 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Dead Awake" is one of the strangest movies I have seen in quite some time. Obviously, it was inspired by "The Sixth Sense", though the mystery angle has been increased, as well as with its strangeness. It's directed in a really bizarre way, in an anonymous style (and with anonymous locations) that for the longest time made me think the movie was shot in a foreign country and the filmmakers were trying hard to disguise things. Stranger, however, is the screenplay. While the big questions the movie brings up are eventually answered, there are several minor questions that remained unanswered, like the mysterious policeman character at the beginning as well as the status of Nick Stahl's character at the end of the movie. While the movie is offbeat enough to make its ninety-two minutes never boring, in the end I feel most viewers will be unsatisfied because it doesn't quite give enough explanation.

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Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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