Waking The Dead

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: March 24, 2000

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Cast: Billy Crudup, Janet McTeer, Ivonne Coll, Jennifer Connelly, Molly Parker, Leah Pinsent, Paul Hipp, Hal Holbrook, Sandra Oh


In 1972, a young coast guard officer Fielding Pierce (Crudup) is passionately drawn to Sarah Williams (Connelly), an idealistic activist. She becomes his great love. But, after two years of bliss, fate brutally cleaves their futures: Sarah is murdered in a car-bombing.

Ten years later, Fielding, now a lawyer, has just thrown his hat in the ring for an upcoming Congressional election. Suddenly he is haunted by the memory of Sarah. And not just figuratively but literally: he's seeing apparitions of Sarah everywhere.

Fielding's sister, Caroline Pierce (McTeer), lends personal and professional support, but his life is beginning to unravel. Is Fielding losing his sanity, or is Sarah still alive?

The film is based on a novel by Scott Spencer.

Director: Keith Gordon
Studio: Gramercy
Producer(s): Linda Reisman, Stuart Kleinman
Screenplay: Keith Gordon
Official Site: www.waking-the-dead.com

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