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Ellen Burstyn
Director: Daniel Petrie Sr. Cast: Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
, Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
, Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
Daniel Petrie Sr.


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Ellen Burstyn plays Edna McCauley, the wife of a man (Jeffrey DeMunn) who is killed in an auto crash. Edna herself survives, but not before enduring an "out of body" experience. Crippled in the accident, Edna heads to her hometown in Kansas to recuperate. There she discovers that she has the power to heal people, presumably a byproduct of her brief trip into the beyond. She accepts her gift, but resists the notion that she has been blessed with divine powers. On the other hand, her young lover (Sam Shepard) believes that she is the embodiment of Jesus Christ. It is his method of proving his hypothesis that brings the film to its startling conclusion. Both Ellen Burstyn and Eva Le Gallienne (as Burstyn's grandmother) were nominated for Academy Awards.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2019
UPC: 0191329091685
Original Release: 1980
Source: Universal
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 24,199

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1080p High-Definition; English SDH Subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ellen Burstyn Edna McCauley
Sam Shepard Cal Carpenter
Richard Farnsworth Esco
Roberts Blossom John Harper
Clifford David George
Pamela Payton-Wright Margaret
Jeffrey DeMunn Joe McCauley
Eva Le Gallienne Grandma Pearl
Lois Smith Kathy
Madeleine Thornton-Sherwood Ruth
Richard Hamilton Earl Carpenter
Carlin Glynn Suzy Kroll
Lane Smith Don
Penelope Allen Ellie
Ebbe Roe Smith Hank Peterson
Allison Balson Actor
John Tillinger Dr. Herron
Ralph Roberts Buck
George Sperdakos Dr. Hankins
Bernard Behrens Dr. Fisher
James Blendick 1st Scientist
Vernon Weddle 2nd Scientist
Harvey Christiansen Ned
Lou Fant Harvey
Jessie Lee Fulton Becky
David Haney Jack Coldren
James Harrell Doc Lurkin
Jennifer McAllister Joanie
Edith Mills Aunt Carrie
Shane Sinutko Skateboard Boy
Tom Taylor Clyde
Carol Williard Nurse
William D. Wittliff Man in Bar

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director
Lewis John Carlino Screenwriter
Craig Huston Asst. Director
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
John K. Kean Sound/Sound Designer
Renee Missel Producer
Edwin O'Donovan Art Director
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Rita Roland Editor
Zvi Howard Rosenman Producer
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Mario Tosi Cinematographer
Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration/Design

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