What dreams may come

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Based on a metaphysical 1978 novel by science fiction and horror author Richard Matheson, this romantic fantasy-drama won an Oscar for its expensive and impressive visual vistas depicting an imaginative afterlife. Robin Williams stars as Chris Nielsen, a doctor who has suffered with his artist wife Annie (Annabella Sciorra) through the devastating loss of their children, Marie and Ian, who were killed in a car accident. Although Annie's all-consuming depression nearly destroyed their marriage, the couple rebuilt their relationship and are now living out a comfortable middle age. Stopping one night to help a motorist in a wreck, Chris is struck by a car and killed. At first confused about where he is, Chris meets Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a spiritual guide who helps him to realize he's passed away and that he must move on to the next world. After trying with only limited success to communicate with the devastated Annie, Chris moves on and discovers an afterlife that can become whatever one envisions, where even his pet dog awaits him. What Chris envisions as paradise are the paintings of his wife, and he happily takes up residence there, awaiting the far-off day when Annie will eventually join him. He also meets his children, although they have chosen different appearances than the ones they had in life. Then tragedy strikes when Annie, inconsolable, commits suicide and goes to Hell. Although it is rarely done, Chris insists on traveling there, risking his eternal soul to save the woman he loves. Accompanied part of the way by Albert and a wizened guide called The Tracker (Max von Sydow), Chris finally reaches Annie in Hell, and must convince her of the truth in order to release her from her dark prison. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID6b7e381c-a983-7208-589d-3e59e4dd4504
Grouping Titlewhat dreams may come
Grouping Authorpolygram filmed entertainment
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Bain, Barnet,
Bain, Barnet.
Bass, Ronald,
Bass, Ronald.
Blake, Yvonne,
Blomquist, Alan C.
Brenner, David
Chao, Rosalind,
Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968-
Grant, Jessica Brooks,
Hoy, Maysie,
Kamen, Michael,
Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013.
Paddock, Josh,
Sciorra, Annabella,
Sciorra, Annabella.
Serra, Eduardo, 1943-
Simon, Stephen, 1946-
Sydow, Max von, 1929-
Ward, Vincent,
Ward, Vincent.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014,
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014.
Zanetti, Eugenio, approximately 1949-
author2-roleBain, Barnet,producer.
Bain, Barnet.
Bass, Ronald,screenwriter.
Bass, Ronald.
Blake, Yvonne,costume designer.
Blomquist, Alan C.
Brenner, Davidfilm editor.
Chao, Rosalind,actor.
Gooding, Cuba,Jr.,1968-
Gooding, Cuba,Jr.,1968-actor.
Grant, Jessica Brooks,actor.
Hoy, Maysie,film editor.
Interscope Communications (Firm)
Kamen, Michael,composer.
Matheson, Richard,1926-2013.
Matheson, Richard,1926-2013.What dreams may come.
Metafilmics (Firm)
Paddock, Josh,actor.
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm)
PolyGram Video (Firm)
Sciorra, Annabella,actor.
Sciorra, Annabella.
Serra, Eduardo,1943-director of photography.
Simon, Stephen,1946-
Simon, Stephen,1946-producer.
Sydow, Max von,1929-actor.
Universal City Studios.
Ward, Vincent,director.
Ward, Vincent.
Williams, Robin,1951-2014,actor.
Williams, Robin,1951-2014.
Zanetti, Eugenio,approximately 1949-designer.
available_at_cmcBuena Vista Public Library
CMC Leadville Campus
Salida Regional Library
detailed_location_cmcCMC Leadville DVD
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subject_facetDVDs -- Fiction
Death -- Drama
Fantasy -- Feature
Fantasy films
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Future life
Future life -- Drama
Heaven -- Drama
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Romance -- Feature
Romantic plays
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayWhat dreams may come
title_fullWhat dreams may come [DVD] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
What dreams may come [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment ; Interscope Communications ; Metafilmics ; co-produced by Alan C. Blomquist ; produced by Stephen Simon and Barnet Bain ; based on the novel by Richard Matheson ; screenplay by Ron Bass ; directed by Vincent Ward
What dreams may come [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment ; Interscope Communications ; Metafilmics ; produced by Stephen Simon & Barnet Bain ; screenplay by Ron Bass ; directed by Vincent Ward
What dreams may come [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production in association with Metafilmics ; a film by Vincent Ward ; produced by Stephen Simon and Barnet Bain ; screenplay by Ron Bass ; directed by Vincent Ward
title_shortWhat dreams may come
Future life
Man-woman relationships