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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 ([[Performer~P46957~Julia McCarthy~juliamccarthy]]) 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
Jake Busey
as Johnny Bartlett
Anthony Ray Parker
as Deputy
Angela Bloomfield
as Debra Bannister
Vivienne Kaplan
as Nun
Sophie Watkins
as Nursery Baby
Leslie Wing
as Mrs. Waterhouse
Troy Evans
as Sheriff Walt Perry
Elizabeth Hawthorne
as Magda Rhys-Jones
Nicola Cliff
as Young Patricia
Taea Hartwell
as Nursery Baby
Jim Fyfe
as Stuart
Charlie McClellan
as Reporter
Leslie Klein
as Sylvia, the Maid
John Leigh
as Bryce Campbell
Ken Blackburn
as Dr. Kamins
Todd Rippon
as Deputy
Danny Lineham
as Barry
Liz Mullane
as Nun
Lewis Martin
as Hospital Patient
Stuart Devenie
as Museum Curator
Alan O'Leary
as The Waiter
Peter Jackson
as Man with Piercings
Clay Nelson
as Passerby
Genevieve Westcott
as TV Presenter
Jonathan Blick
as Steve Bayliss, Reporter
Dee Wallace Stone
Matthew Chamberlain
as Passerby
Julianna McCarthy
as Old Lady Bradley
Jim McLarty
as Deputy
Max Grover
as Nursery Baby
Chi McBride
as Cyrus
R. Lee Ermey
as Hiles
John Sumner
as Deputy
Tony Hopkins
as Hospital Patient
Melanie Lynskey
as Deputy

Crew

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