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Dead Again

Dead Again

Cast: Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi

     
 

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Set in contemporary Los Angeles as well as the Los Angeles of the 1940s, Dead Again explores a romance between two star-crossed lovers -- and the doomed passion they shared in their last lifetime. Los Angeles detective Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) comes to the aid of mute, amnesia-victim Grace (Emma Thompson) and falls in love with her. He sets out to discover

Overview

Set in contemporary Los Angeles as well as the Los Angeles of the 1940s, Dead Again explores a romance between two star-crossed lovers -- and the doomed passion they shared in their last lifetime. Los Angeles detective Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) comes to the aid of mute, amnesia-victim Grace (Emma Thompson) and falls in love with her. He sets out to discover her true identity and the source of her terrible nightmares. Mike is aided in his investigation by hypnotist/furniture dealer Franklyn Madison (Derek Jacobi) who discovers that in a past life Grace was Margaret Strauss (also played by Thompson), who may have been mudered by her husband Roman (Branagh).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Steven E. McDonald
Director/actor Kenneth Branagh made a stylistic shift for this 1991 reincarnation mystery, playing a Los Angeles private eye (with a note-perfect accent, mind you) who comes across an amnesiac woman Emma Thompson, with the almost immediate result that he begins to have nightmarish flashbacks to another life, where he was a brilliant European orchestra conductor, Roman Strauss, and the mystery woman was his wife, Margaret. The subsequent tale both ravels the threads nicely, and unravels the truth exquisitely, with only a somewhat clumsy dénouement betraying Branagh's assured touch as director (here turned towards adapting a handful of elements from Hitchcock's bag of tricks). Dead Again is a curious mystery though, with complexities that rival those to be found in the films of Nicholas Roeg. Scott A. Frank's script weaves past and present threads together, carefully concealing the truth from the viewer without cheating in any way, avoiding a failing that's become all too common with mystery stories. Branagh's self-assurance leads to a radical place for a major Hollywood film -- Frank's script was left alone unless changes were absolutely needed. Dead Again is a clever piece of work -- engaging, suspenseful, and sometimes even edge-of-seat thrilling.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2013
UPC:
0883929312191
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
3,944

Special Features

Closed-Caption Commentary by producer Lindsay Doran & screenwriter Scott Frank Theatrical trailer Commentary by actor/director Kenneth Branagh

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth Branagh Mike Church,Roman Strauss
Emma Thompson Grace,Margaret Strauss
Andy García Gray Baker
Derek Jacobi Franklyn Madson
Robin Williams Dr. Cozy Carlisle
Hanna Schygulla Inga
Wayne Knight "Piccolo" Pete
Campbell Scott Doug
Eric Kilpatrick 2nd Cop
Gail Levin Actor
Miriam Margolyes Actor
Lois Hall Sister Constance
Richard Easton Father Timothy
Patrick Montes Pickup Driver
Ray Cruz Clerk
Patrick Doyle 1st Cop,2nd Party Guest
Gordana Rashovich Handcuffed Woman
Obba Babatunde Syd
Christine Ebersole Lydia Larson
Vasek Simek Otto
Gregor Hesse Frankie
John Gould Rubin Cafe Owner
Steven Culp 1st Party Guest
Jo Anderson Sister Madeleine/Starlet
Yvette Freeman Nurse

Technical Credits
Kenneth Branagh Director
Jerry Adams Set Decoration/Design
Peter E. Berger Editor
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
Lindsay Doran Producer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Dennis Feldman Co-producer
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Tim Harvey Production Designer
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Sydney Z. Litwack Art Director
Charles H. Maguire Producer
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dead Again
1. Chapter 1 [3:49]
2. Chapter 2 [4:09]
3. Chapter 3 [:23]
4. Chapter 4 [7:18]
5. Chapter 5 [:46]
6. Chapter 6 [4:59]
7. Chapter 7 [2:40]
8. Chapter 8 [4:02]
9. Chapter 9 [4:14]
10. Chapter 10 [7:35]
11. Chapter 11 [2:56]
12. Chapter 12 [4:32]
13. Chapter 13 [:38]
14. Chapter 14 [7:57]
15. Chapter 15 [4:07]
16. Chapter 16 [3:58]
17. Chapter 17 [4:49]
18. Chapter 18 [2:57]
19. Chapter 19 [6:17]
20. Chapter 20 [1:52]
21. Chapter 21 [3:15]
22. Chapter 22 [4:33]
23. Chapter 23 [5:06]
24. Chapter 24 [3:04]
25. Chapter 25 [6:58]
26. Chapter 26 [1:25]
27. Chapter 27 [3:06]

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