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

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