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Stir of Echoes Details


In this supernatural thriller, Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a fairly typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife Maggie (Kathryn Erbe) and his son Jake (Zachary David Cope). One night at a party, Tom gets into a lively discussion with his sister-in-law, Lisa (Illeana Douglas), who believes in psychic communication and the power of hypnosis. He challenges Lisa to hypnotize him, and she plants in him a post-hypnotic suggestion to be more open-minded. But the results aren't quite what Lisa or Tom expected; Tom now senses an air of terrible dread throughout his house and is convinced that evil lurks just around the corner. He also sees the spirit of a girl from the neighborhood who disappeared months ago -- and Jake sees the spirit as well. Stir of Echoes was based on a novel by Richard Matheson, whose work inspired such disparate films as Richard Matheson and Richard Matheson; it was written and directed by David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for David Koepp and David Koepp. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 10, 1999


Kevin Bacon
as Tom Witzky
Kathryn Erbe
as Maggie Witzky
Illeana Douglas
as Lisa
Liza Weil
as Debbie Kozac
Kevin Dunn
as Frank McCarthy
Conor O'Farrell
as Harry Damon
Eddie Bo Smith, Jr.
as Neil The Cop
Kevin Scott Greer
as Bit


David Koepp
Judy Hofflund
Gavin Polone
David Koepp
Richard Matheson
Book Author
Fred Murphy
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Jill Savitt
Nelson Coates
Production Designer
David W. Krummel
Art Director
Michele Weisler
Executive Producer
Susie Goulder
Set Designer
Leesa Evans
Costume Designer
Carla Corwin
First Assistant Director
Mary Colquhoun
Rick LeFevour
Stunts Coordinator
Scott D. Smith
Sound Recordist