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.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
R
Year:
1991
107 min
60 Views


Come on in, Mr Baker.

As you can see,|I've become quite a fan of yours.

I'm flattered.

Is that why you've asked me to|come down to death row, Mr Strauss?

- To tell me what a fan you are?|- I'd like you to print something.

After all,

you're so good at that.

I'd like you to print

that I said I loved my wife.

- You loved your wife.|- And that I'll love her...

forever.

Of course. Forever. All right.

Thank you, Mr Baker.

Aren't you afraid of dying?

To die is different|from what anyone supposes.

- And luckier.|- That a line from your opera?

It's Walt Whitman.

I can't take credit|for everything, Mr Baker.

You really believe|that you're lucky to die?

What I believe, Mr Baker,

is that this is all far from over.

But you still killed her.|Didn't you, Mr Strauss?

OK, Strauss, let's go.

No! Stop him! Stop him!

Stop him!

These are for you!

You're all right, child.|I'm not going to hurt you.

Here we go. Keep it going!|Keep it going! There!

We found her two nights ago|trying to climb over the gates.

Since then she hasn't|spoken a single word.

She won't eat. And when she does|sleep, she has violent nightmares.

- Call the police.|- They've already been here, Father.

They want to take her|to County Hospital.

Last night Sister Constance -|she is in the next room -

she heard the woman call|this word out in her sleep.

- "Die-sher"?|- "Dish-er".

- Sounds like nothing to me.|- Father...

The woman belongs downtown!

Father, every night before bed,|she blocks her door with a chair,

and if you had only heard|this woman scream!

- I don't have to hear her scream.|- I will not abandon her, Father.

She's not spending|another night here and that's final.

But, I see no reason

why we can't have someone look for|her family in the meantime.

But we don't have the money|to hire anybody.

The man I'm thinking of|would do it for nothing.

He grew up here. He was a policeman.

He worked in missing persons|for some time.

How's that for a name you can trust?

Pete? It's Mike.|Don't run the ad. I found Carlisle.

I'm on my way to him right now.

- You're on the wrong side!|- Thanks, pal!

If your wife's cousin calls,

just don't take what she says|too seriously.

Yeah, I took her out.

We went and had some lunch|and we kind of...

We went back to her place and...

No, we're not going out again.

Tell your wife there's nothing|wrong with her cousin,

it's just she...|I don't want to...

I'm not looking for Miss Right.|I'm looking for Miss Right Now.

Thank you.

- Cozy Carlisle?|- Try the freezer.

Thank you.

F*ck you. I'm on a break.

Mr Carlisle,|I've been retained by a law firm

to find you and tell you that|Myron Spargo died last month.

- Who the f*ck's Myron Spargo?|- He was a patient of yours.

I had a lot of patients.|Now, beat it.

This one left you $1 1,000.

- Myron!|- Yeah, Myron.

- Myron T Spargo.|- Plumbing contractor.

Lived in San Marino|with his wife, Karen or Sharon.

Karen.|She must be very Ionely right now.

Jesus! 1 1,000,|that's a lot of grateful.

- You want a cigarette?|- What? No. I don't smoke.

You've looked at this pack|three times in the last minute.

- What?|- You use that pen like a cigarette.

You helped Myron Spargo quit smoking?

No. Myron was impotent. Imagine that.

A man lays pipe for a living,|can't get it up at home.

He had some hard-on|when he made out his will.

Hey, thumb-dick,|I was a damn good shrink.

In 16 years I worked with a|lot of people through a lot of shit.

OK, I slept with a patient or two.

- I still cared about them.|- OK.

I loved being a doctor.

I used to not charge|half my patients.

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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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