Dead Again

Synopsis: Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mute woman who is suffering from a total amnesia and doesn't even know her name. She keeps having nightmares involving the murder of a pianist, Margaret, by her husband Roman Strauss in the late 1940s. In an attempt to solve the mystery about her identity and her nightmares, Church accepts the help of an antiquary who arrives to offer his services as a hypnotist. The hypnosis sessions will soon begin to reveal some surprises.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Kenneth Branagh
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Then the f***ing State comes along,|they send some b*tch undercover,

and I'm f***ed.

It ain't fair, is it?

Why don't you call Opperman-Crowe?

Set up an appointment,|sign the paperwork,

they'll cut you a cheque|for the 8,800 there.

Excuse me.|What happened to the 1 1,000?

Well, 1 1 less my commission.

That is, unless you got a problem|with that, Sigmund.

Could I use your phone?

- Help yourself.|- Thanks.

- Mr Church?|- Yeah?

Someone's either a smoker or a|nonsmoker, there's no in-between.

The trick is to find out|which one you are and be that.

- Well, I'm trying to quit.|- Don't tell me you're trying.

People who say that are pussies|who cannot commit.

Find out which one you are.|Be that. That's it.

If you're a nonsmoker, you'll know.

Thank you. Nice place you got here.

F***in' fruitcake.

Somewhere someone is very worried|about this woman.

All right. I'll give her a lift|to County Hospital.

That's really all I got time to do|right now.

Maybe on the way I'll stop and have a|buddy of mine at the paper

take her picture,|run it in the morning edition.

- How's that sound?|- That sounds wonderful. Thank you.

That sounds wonderful. All right.

So only one glove, one ring...

I was checking the labels to get a|line on where she bought them.

And how did the labels|smell, Mr Church?


Perfume. I mean...

Mike Church.

This is a Claddagh ring,|Irish wedding band.

If you wear it with the crown up,|it means you're taken.

Crown down, you're not.|How were you wearing it?

The policeman had her take it off|so he could see it.

What about the other glove?

She only had the one on|when we found her.

I'll help her get ready.

If you see anything|you recognise, holler.

I know you can't holler per se,

so maybe just you give|a wave or something.

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Scott Frank

A. Scott Frank (born March 10, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and author. He has earned two Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nominations, for Out of Sight (1998) and Logan (2017). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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