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Charlatan Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) has genuine psychic powers, but he doesn't use them to help people. Rather, he generates cases for his supernatural private-eye firm by harassing a group of hapless ghosts (including a dearly departed Wild West outlaw and an undead judge played by John Astin) into staging hauntings and poltergeists in the homes of likely marks. Bannister's world turns on its head when he starts noticing real hauntings around town -- ghostly assassinations that seem to be tied to the execution 20 years earlier of a brutal serial killer. Lucy Lunskey (Trini Alvarado), the wife of one unlucky victim, teams up with Bannister to get to the bottom of the killings and find out what shut-in Patricia Bradley (Dee Wallace Stone) and her witchy mother (Julia McCarthy) have to do with the sinister spree. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:July 19, 1996

Cast

Michael J. Fox
as Frank Bannister
Trini Alvarado
as Lucy Lunskey
Peter Dobson
as Ray Lynskey
John Astin
as Judge
Jeffrey Combs
as Milton Dammers
Dee Wallace
as Patricia Bradley
Chi McBride
as Cyrus
Jake Busey
as Johnny Bartlett
R. Lee Ermey
as Hiles
Angela Bloomfield
as Debra Bannister
Troy Evans
as Sheriff Walt Perry
Jim Fyfe
as Stuart
Elizabeth Hawthorne
as Magda Rhys-Jones
Peter Jackson
as Man with Piercings
Julianna McCarthy
as Old Lady Bradley
Melanie Lynskey
as Deputy
Jonathan Blick
as Steve Bayliss, Reporter
Todd Rippon
as Deputy
John Sumner
as Deputy
Jim McLarty
as Deputy
Anthony Ray Parker
as Deputy
John Leigh
as Bryce Campbell
Nicola Cliff
as Young Patricia
Ken Blackburn
as Dr. Kamins
Stuart Devenie
as Museum Curator
Genevieve Westcott
as TV Presenter
Leslie Wing
as Mrs. Waterhouse
Leslie Klein
as Sylvia, the Maid
Alan O'Leary
as The Waiter
Danny Lineham
as Barry
Charlie McClellan
as Reporter
Sophie Watkins
as Nursery Baby
Taea Hartwell
as Nursery Baby
Max Grover
as Nursery Baby
Tony Hopkins
as Hospital Patient
Lewis Martin
as Hospital Patient
Clay Nelson
as Passerby
Matthew Chamberlain
as Passerby
Vivienne Kaplan
as Nun
Liz Mullane
as Nun
Dee Wallace Stone
Julianna McCarthy
as Old Lady Bradley
Clay Nelson
as Passerby
Lewis Martin
as Hospital Patient
Taea Hartwell
as Nursery Baby
Genevieve Westcott
as TV Presenter
Nicola Cliff
as Young Patricia
Peter Jackson
as Man with Piercings
Jim Fyfe
as Stuart
Tony Hopkins
as Hospital Patient
Melanie Lynskey
as Deputy
Jake Busey
as Johnny Bartlett
Max Grover
as Nursery Baby
Sophie Watkins
as Nursery Baby
Danny Lineham
as Barry
Angela Bloomfield
as Debra Bannister
Todd Rippon
as Deputy
Stuart Devenie
as Museum Curator
Elizabeth Hawthorne
as Magda Rhys-Jones
Liz Mullane
as Nun
Matthew Chamberlain
as Passerby
Jim McLarty
as Deputy
Leslie Klein
as Sylvia, the Maid
John Leigh
as Bryce Campbell
Ken Blackburn
as Dr. Kamins
Leslie Wing
as Mrs. Waterhouse
Jonathan Blick
as Steve Bayliss, Reporter
Vivienne Kaplan
as Nun
Troy Evans
as Sheriff Walt Perry
Anthony Ray Parker
as Deputy
Alan O'Leary
as The Waiter
Charlie McClellan
as Reporter
John Sumner
as Deputy
R. Lee Ermey
as Hiles
Chi McBride
as Cyrus

Crew

Peter Jackson
Director
Peter Jackson
Producer
Jamie Selkirk
Producer
Fran Walsh
Screenwriter
Peter Jackson
Screenwriter
Alun Bollinger
Cinematographer
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Jamie Selkirk
Editor
Grant Major
Production Designer
Dan Hennah
Art Director
Tim Sanders
Co-producer
Fran Walsh
Associate Producer
Robert Zemeckis
Executive Producer
Barbara Darragh
Costume Designer
Randy Thom
Sound/Sound Designer
Hammond Peek
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Bluck
Camera Operator
Steve Doherty
Stunts
Aaron Lupton
Stunts
Joanne Strong
Stunts
Mark Prowse
Stunts
Vivienne Kaplan
Casting
Victoria Burrows
Casting
Liz Mullane
Casting
Bridget Bourke
Production Manager
Bill Sturgeon
Makeup Special Effects
Richard Bluck
Steadicam Operator
Ian McCarroll
First Assistant Camera
Rick Allender
Steadicam Operator
Rick Porras
Post Production Supervisor
Bryce Campbell
Location Manager
Roland Ebbing
Electrician
Graeme Sang
Carpenter
Eric De Beus
First Assistant Editor
Josie Leckie
Runner
Neil Blannin
Carpenter
Helen McNamara
Greensman
Clint Ingram
Special Effects Assistant
Stephen Bayliss
First Assistant Accountant
Mark Setrakian
Makeup Special Effects
Jill Cormack
Set Dresser
Simon Bright
Art Department Assistant
Brent Burge
Sound Effects Editor
Terry Joosten
Greensman
Norman Willerton
Construction Foreman
Steve Boeddeker
Sound Effects Editor
Brett Jarman
Gaffer
Wes Takahashi
Visual Effects Supervisor
Helen Luttrell
Foley Recordist
Emma Haughton
First Assistant Editor
Weta Workshop Ltd.
Creature Effects
Christian Rivers
Character Animation
Christian Rivers
Conceptual Design
Hansel Verkerk
Electrician
Mike Hopkins
Supervising Sound Editor
Richard Hymns
ADR Supervisor
Artie Kane
Conductor
Corrin Ellingford
Boom Operator
Jeanne Stuart
Production Assistant
Michael Beaudin
First Assistant Accountant
Scott Harens
Properties Designer
Jo Priest
First Assistant Editor
Jane Holland
Assistant Costume Designer
Gary Pawlowski
Makeup Special Effects
Matthew Mellor
Properties Designer
John Gilbert
Associate Editor
Merrin Ruck
Script Supervisor
Anton Buys
Carpenter
Brian Massey
Greensman
Rachael Broad
Costumes Assistant
Chris Hennah
Art Department Coordinator
Shelley Parker
Production Assistant
Todd Heindel
Makeup Special Effects
Michael Hedges
Re-Recording Mixer
Martin Walsh
Third Assistant Director
Linda Klein-Nixon
Production Accountant
Michele Priest
Second Assistant Director
Zachary Cahn
Assistant Music Editor
Graham Thompson
Location Manager
Hamiora Williams
First Assistant Editor
Kirsty Clayton
Buyer
Brett Blenkin
Carpenter
Chris Burt
ADR Mixer
Jim McLoughlin
Makeup Special Effects
Frank Wegerhoff
Digital Effects
Mitch Devane
Makeup Special Effects
Brian Penikas
Makeup Special Effects
Jurgen Heimann
Makeup Special Effects
Tanea Chapman
Art Department Assistant
Karyn Childs
Production Coordinator
Mark Hawthorne
Art Department Assistant
Bryan Wakelin
Carpenter
Sarah Hope
Costumes Assistant
Steve Ingram
Special Effects Coordinator
Karl Anton
Carpenter
Kim Shaw-Williams
Boom Operator
Sue Rogers
Unit Publicist
Tim Haigh
Runner
Roger Borelli
Makeup Special Effects
Denise Leibee
Makeup Special Effects
Tim Prebble
Sound Effects Editor
Antony Farrell
Electrician
Gerry Vasbenter
Focus Puller
Rick Baker
Makeup
Pierre Vinet
Still Photographer
Ben Bell
Greensman
Gethin Creagh
Re-Recording Mixer
Jan Blenkin
Production Assistant
Jane O'Kane
Hair Styles
Craig Tomlinson
Sound Effects Editor
Blair Foord
Special Effects Assistant
Bron Roylance
Makeup
Beth Tredray
Foley Artist
Brent Baker
Makeup Special Effects
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