Plot & Details
A man finds his melancholy turning to madness in this thriller. Young lawyer Fielding Pierce (Billy Crudup) has just thrown his hat in the ring for an upcoming congressional election. He has also been haunted by the memory of his girlfriend Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who recently died in a car bombing -- and haunted not just figuratively but literally: he's seeing apparitions of Sarah everywhere, and he's starting to wonder if she's really there or if he's going mad. Waking the Dead is based on a novel by Scott Spencer, who also wrote Endless Love, and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Keith Gordon.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 103min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/24/2000
- DVD Release Date: 09/26/2000
- Distributor(s): USA
- Director(s): Keith Gordon
- Starring: Billy Crudup , Jennifer Connelly , Molly Parker , Janet McTeer , Paul Hipp
- Themes: Ghosts,On the Campaign Trail,Haunted By the Past,Star-Crossed Lovers
- Tone: Lyrical,Passionate,Elegiac,Bittersweet,Wintry,Enigmatic,Melancholy
- Keywords: activism, candidate, ghost, grief, lawyer, political-campaign
- Country of Origin: USA (03-24-2000)
- Language: English