What Dreams May Come

Synopsis: After Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert. His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. Even his children are there. But, when his wife, Annie, commits suicide and is sent to hell, Chris ignores Albert's warnings and journeys there to save her. Upon arrival, Chris finds that rescuing Annie will be more difficult than he'd imagined.
Director(s): Vincent Ward
Production: PolyGram Films
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.
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113 min

'I'll always remember that.

'At least I got to say it.'

[Car horns blaring]

- You all right?|- I think so.

I'm a doctor.

Don't move.

[Man] Chris?


[Man] Do you know|what's happened?

[Chris] I had a bad piece|of fish before bed.

Who are you? A doc?

Are you operating on me?

[Monitors beep]

Who are you?

Why can't I see you?|[Beeping increases]

[Dog barks]

[Chris]|Ginger, you see me?

[Man] She does.|Dogs are different.

Can you see me now?

[Chris]|Why are you so blurred?

I'll get clearer. Confused|how you got home so fast?

[Chris] Dreams don't deal|in time. Time doesn't count.

You've died, Chris.

Doc, if I were dead,|would I need you to tell me?

I guess you do.|Everyone's different.

I wish everybody would go home.

[Chris] Why do I see everyone?|Everybody but...

[Doc] You don't wanna see me.|You don't wanna be dead.

[Annie]|The kids were so young.

[Doc] You want to|remember your kids.

When they were still alive.

When she goes to the hospital,|I'm going too.

Marie... Katie's not...

Katie's not going there|to get better.


They're gonna give her a shot

- and she'll fall asleep.|- You're going to kill my dog?

I'm going to help her die, yes.

Honey, she hurts very...

..badly and nothing can help|her. I'm going to stop that,

- because I love her.|- You're killing my dog.

You get angry.

Death does that.

What'll happen to her?

Um... She'll go where we all go.

And how can that be bad?

[Ian] Come on, Dad!

Oh, my leg!

Thanks for not listening to Mom.

- About what?|- Just coming out here.

This whole day. She didn't want|us doing this, because of...

grades and stuff.

Your mother and I talked.

We always listen to each other.

So, I mean,|what'd you talk about?

About taking you|out of Head-Royce.

The school is wrong for you.

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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches".[citation needed] In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards. more…

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