August 23, 1991 (limited)
August 30, 1991 (wide)
June 27, 2000
Paramount Pictures, Mirage Productions
Mike Church/Roman Strauss
Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman whom he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has no memories of her own, but 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 of these nightmares, Church seeks the help of Madson, an antiques dealer with a gift for hypnosis. The hypnosis sessions soon begin to reveal some surprises.
You take what you've learned from this life and use it in the next. That's karma.
I thought karma was I do something bad in this life and I'm a termite in the next.
Hey, if you ask me, pal, you're already a termite in this life in a shitty suit, OK?
Fuck you! I'm on a break.
Uhm, Mr. Carlisle, I've been retained by a law firm to find you and tell you that Myron Spargo died last month.
Who the fuck is Myron Spargo?
He was a patient of yours.
I had a lot of patients. Now, beat it!
Yeah, well, this one left you $11,000.
Myron T. Spargo.
Plumbing contractor. Lived in San Marino with his wife Karen or Sharon.
Karen, yeah, she must be very lonely right now. Jesus, $11,000, that's a lot of grateful. You want a cigarette?
What? No, I don't smoke.
By my count you've looked at this pack 3 times in the last minute.
What is this?
See? You use that pen like a cigarette.
You helped Myron Spargo to quit smoking?!
No, Myron was impotent. Imagine that. A man lays pipe for a living, can't get it up at home.
He must have had a hard-on when he made out his will.
Hey, thumb-dick!! I was a damn good shrink! In 16 years I've worked a lot of people through a lot of shit. OK, I slept with a patient or two, not like I didn't care about them.
I loved being a doctor. I used to not charge half of my patients. Then the fucking state comes along, they send some bitch undercover, and I'm fucked. It ain't fair, is it?
Why don't you call Opperman-Crowe?
Set up an appointment, go in, sign the paperwork, they'll cut you a check for the $8,800 right there, okay?
Excuse me. What happened to the $11,000?
Well, 11 less my commission. That is, unless you got a problem with that, Sigmund. Could I use your phone?
Someone is either a smoker or a non-smoker, there's no in-between. The trick is to find out which one you are and be that.
Well, you know, I'm trying to quit.
Don't tell me you're trying to quit. People who're trying to quit are basically pussies who cannot commit. Find out which one you are. Be that. That's it. If you're a non-smoker, you'll know.
Thank you, nice place you got here. Fuckin' fruitcake.
Why would she want to kill me now?
Why do women do anything?
How many times can you die for love
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Schatten der Vergangenheit
Död på nytt
Le passé revient (French title)
Voltar a Morrer
Volver a morir
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