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Waking the Dead (2000)

aka Waking the Dead

"Sometimes love has a life of it's own."

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Details: 105 mins · English · R (USA)


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Small Fielding Pierce
Small Sarah Williams
No_movie_poster Gisela Higgens
No_movie_poster Adele Green
Small Father Mileski
Small Jerry Charmichael
No_movie_poster Governor Kinosis
No_movie_poster Sonny Marchi
No_movie_poster Danny Pierce
Small Isaac Green
Small Kim
Small Caroline Pierce
Small Juliet Beck
No_movie_poster Francisco Higgens


Small Keith Gordon Director
Small Keith Gordon Director
Small Keith Gordon Production
No_movie_poster Linda Reisman Production
No_movie_poster Stuart Kleinman Production
No_movie_poster Robert Dillon Writer


"Sometimes love has a life of it's own."

"Sometimes love has a life of its own."


The film flashes back and forth between the 1970s and 1980s and centers on the relationship between Fielding Pierce, a young Coast Guard officer with political ambitions, and idealistic Roman Catholic Sarah Williams, who is drawn to programs designed to better the lives of the underprivileged and has mixed feelings about his career goals.

In the opening scene, Fielding sees a television news program reporting Sarah's death in a Minneapolis car bombing following a church-organized excursion to Chile to feed the poor and organize resistance to the oppressive right-wing government. He never quite recovers from the news, and he finds himself increasingly haunted by the past, in which the couple were as romantically close as they were politically apart, divided by his desire to work within the system and her conviction that the system is the root of all evil. His obsession with Sarah slowly puts his career, forthcoming marriage, and sanity in jeopardy.

The question of whether or not Sarah actually was killed remains unresolved as Fielding's sister Caroline reports having seen her on the street some years later and Fielding himself supposedly meets her after being elected to the United States Congress, only to wonder afterwards if she merely was a hallucination.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2000-09-26