What dreams may come

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Based on a metaphysical 1978 novel by science fiction and horror author Richard Matheson, this romantic fantasy-drama won an Oscar for its expensive and impressive visual vistas depicting an imaginative afterlife. Robin Williams stars as Chris Nielsen, a doctor who has suffered with his artist wife Annie (Annabella Sciorra) through the devastating loss of their children, Marie and Ian, who were killed in a car accident. Although Annie's all-consuming depression nearly destroyed their marriage, the couple rebuilt their relationship and are now living out a comfortable middle age. Stopping one night to help a motorist in a wreck, Chris is struck by a car and killed. At first confused about where he is, Chris meets Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a spiritual guide who helps him to realize he's passed away and that he must move on to the next world. After trying with only limited success to communicate with the devastated Annie, Chris moves on and discovers an afterlife that can become whatever one envisions, where even his pet dog awaits him. What Chris envisions as paradise are the paintings of his wife, and he happily takes up residence there, awaiting the far-off day when Annie will eventually join him. He also meets his children, although they have chosen different appearances than the ones they had in life. Then tragedy strikes when Annie, inconsolable, commits suicide and goes to Hell. Although it is rarely done, Chris insists on traveling there, risking his eternal soul to save the woman he loves. Accompanied part of the way by Albert and a wizened guide called The Tracker (Max von Sydow), Chris finally reaches Annie in Hell, and must convince her of the truth in order to release her from her dark prison. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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auth_author2 Bain, Barnet,, Bain, Barnet., Bass, Ronald,, Bass, Ronald., Blake, Yvonne,, Blomquist, Alan C., Brenner, David, Chao, Rosalind,, Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968-, Grant, Jessica Brooks,, Hoy, Maysie,, Kamen, Michael,, Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013., Paddock, Josh,, Sciorra, Annabella,, Sciorra, Annabella., Serra, Eduardo, 1943-, Simon, Stephen, 1946-, Sydow, Max von, 1929-, Ward, Vincent,, Ward, Vincent., Williams, Robin, 1951-2014,, Williams, Robin, 1951-2014., Zanetti, Eugenio, approximately 1949-
author2-role Bain, Barnet,producer., Bain, Barnet., Bass, Ronald,screenwriter., Bass, Ronald., Blake, Yvonne,costume designer., Blomquist, Alan C., Brenner, Davidfilm editor., Chao, Rosalind,actor., Gooding, Cuba,Jr.,1968-, Gooding, Cuba,Jr.,1968-actor., Grant, Jessica Brooks,actor., Hoy, Maysie,film editor., Interscope Communications (Firm), Kamen, Michael,composer., Matheson, Richard,1926-2013., Matheson, Richard,1926-2013.What dreams may come., Metafilmics (Firm), Paddock, Josh,actor., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm), PolyGram Video (Firm), Sciorra, Annabella,actor., Sciorra, Annabella., Serra, Eduardo,1943-director of photography., Simon, Stephen,1946-, Simon, Stephen,1946-producer., Sydow, Max von,1929-actor., Universal City Studios., Ward, Vincent,director., Ward, Vincent., Williams, Robin,1951-2014,actor., Williams, Robin,1951-2014., Zanetti, Eugenio,approximately 1949-designer.
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display_description After Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, he tries to remain close to his beautiful, mortal wife, Annie. With the friendly spirit assigned to guide him, he begins to adapt to his new state of being in a setting that can only be described as heavenly. But when Annie in her despair takes her own life, she is banished to an eternal damnation. Chris vows to find her so they can share eternity together, but no one has ever succeeded in rescuing a soul from such a fate. With the help of his heavenly friends, Chris sets out on the most perilous, harrowing journey of his life, or afterlife: a quest for everlasting love that will take him to hell and back.
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subject_facet DVDs -- Fiction, Death -- Drama, Drama, Fantasy -- Feature, Fantasy films, Feature films, Fiction, Films for the hearing impaired, Future life, Future life -- Drama, Heaven -- Drama, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Romance -- Feature, Romantic plays, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display What dreams may come
title_full What dreams may come [DVD] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, What dreams may come [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment ; Interscope Communications ; Metafilmics ; co-produced by Alan C. Blomquist ; produced by Stephen Simon and Barnet Bain ; based on the novel by Richard Matheson ; screenplay by Ron Bass ; directed by Vincent Ward, What dreams may come [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment ; Interscope Communications ; Metafilmics ; produced by Stephen Simon & Barnet Bain ; screenplay by Ron Bass ; directed by Vincent Ward, What dreams may come [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production in association with Metafilmics ; a film by Vincent Ward ; produced by Stephen Simon and Barnet Bain ; screenplay by Ron Bass ; directed by Vincent Ward
title_short What dreams may come
topic_facet DVDs, Death, Future life, Heaven, Man-woman relationships
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