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Flatliners

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1990
  • Joel Schumacher
  • 109 mins
  • 15

Summary

Supernatural thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. Medical student Nelson Wright intrigues four of his friends when he decides to undertake a perilous experiment, involving temporary death, to determine whether there is an afterlife. Wright's hope is that his apprehensive colleagues will be able to revive him after he flatlines. But they aren't prepared for what they discover on the other side.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This entertaining supernatural thriller from director Joel Schumacher poses the question: is there life after death? Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon are among the medical students who are trying to find the answer by inducing their own temporary deaths in this gothic mix of old dark house and hi-tech laboratory. Schumacher puts more flash than flesh on the story, but still manages to deliver the expected chills with cool efficiency as the students' extracurricular experiments take a sinister turn. Trouble is, the afterlife stuff is rather too crudely clichéd.

Credits

Cast

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Nelson WrightKiefer Sutherland
Rachel MannusJulia Roberts
David LabraccioKevin Bacon
Joe HurleyWilliam Baldwin
Randy SteckleOliver Platt
Winnie HicksKimberly Scott
Billy MahoneyJoshua Rudoy
Rachel's fatherBenjamin Mouton
Young NelsonAeryk Egan
Young WinnieKesha Reed
AnneHope Davis
Uncle DaveJim Ortlieb
Young LabraccioJohn Joseph Duda
Ben HicksAfram Bill Williams
TerryDeborah Thompson
Rachel's motherElinore O'Connell
BridgetSanna Vraa

Crew

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DirectorJoel Schumacher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Pictures
Released on
1990-11-09
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and a sex scene.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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