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FULL SYNOPSIS

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

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