What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come (1998)

After life there is more. The end is just the beginning.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-10-02
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 2219 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Vincent Ward
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Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.

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  • Robin Williams

    as Chris Nielsen
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

    as Albert Lewis
  • Annabella Sciorra

    as Annie Collins-Nielsen
  • Max von Sydow

    as The Tracker
  • Jessica Brooks Grant

    as Marie Nielsen
  • Josh Paddock

    as Ian Nielsen
  • Rosalind Chao

    as Leona
  • Lucinda Jenney

    as Mrs. Jacobs
  • Maggie McCarthy

    as Stacey Jacobs
  • Wilma Bonet

    as Angie
  • Matt Salinger

    as Reverend Hanley
  • Carin Sprague

    as Best Friend Cindy
  • June Carryl

    as Woman in Car Accident
  • Werner Herzog

    as Face
  • Clara Thomas

    as Little Girl at Lake
  • Benjamin Brock

    as Little Boy at Lake
  • London Freeman

    as Kid by the Dock (uncredited)
  • Phaedra Neitzel

    as Angel (uncredited)
  • Tom O'Reilly

    as Devil (Hell Scene) (uncredited)
Directing Vincent Ward Director
Writing Ronald Bass Screenplay
Production Barnet Bain Producer
Production Ronald Bass Executive Producer
Production Stephen Deutsch Producer
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Production Erica Huggins Executive Producer
Production Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Camera Eduardo Serra Director of Photography
Editing David Brenner Editor
Editing Maysie Hoy Editor
Writing Richard Matheson Novel
Art Eugenio Zanetti Production Design
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Production Nina Henninger Casting
Production Heidi Levitt Casting
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Scoring Mixer
Visual Effects Audrey Chang VFX Editor
Visual Effects Kevin Scott Mack Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Joel Hynek Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Nicholas Brooks Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Stuart Robertson Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Ken Jones Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Ellen Somers Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Ellen Somers Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Carl Seibert Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Michael Van Himbergen Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Dean Wright Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Patti Kuwaye Mauck Visual Effects Producer
Crew Joshua Rosen Visual Effects Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Blake Costume Design
Art Josh Fifarek Set Decoration
Art Cindy Carr Set Decoration
Crew Charles Croughwell Stunt Coordinator
Crew Michael Anthony Mitchell Stunt Double
Crew Tierre Turner Stunt Double
Crew Debbie Evans Stunt Driver
Crew Chase Allen Stunts
Crew Joey Anaya Stunts
Crew Noby Arden Stunts
Crew Dan Bell Stunts
Crew Liisa Cohen Stunts
Crew Tammy Brady Conrad Stunts
Crew Jeff Habberstad Stunts
Crew Clay Donahue Fontenot Stunts
Crew Rosine 'Ace' Hatem Stunts
Crew Dane Farwell Stunts
Crew Gary Morgan Stunts
Crew Gilbert Rosales Stunts
Crew Brian Smrz Stunts
Crew Gregg Smrz Stunts
Crew Kelly Smrz Stunts
Crew William Morts Stunts
Crew Patrick J. Statham Stunts
Crew Scott Sproule Stunts
Crew Russell Solberg Stunts
Crew Keith Woulard Stunts
Crew Bob Yerkes Stunts
Crew Darlene Ava Williams Stunts
Crew Merritt Yohnka Stunts
Production Michelle Wright Executive In Charge Of Production
Crew Graham Stumpf Post Production Supervisor
Sound Dawn Solér Music Supervisor
Sound David Kneupper Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Peter Michael Sullivan Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Patrick Cyccone Jr. Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Jim Dultz Supervising Art Director
Art Tomas Voth Supervising Art Director
Art Christian Wintter Art Direction
Production Patricio M. Farrell Art Department Production Assistant
Art Erin Kemp Set Designer
Art Dawn Swiderski Set Designer
Art Aric Lasher Set Designer
Art Alicia Maccarone Set Designer
Art Mike Helbig Leadman
Art John W. Micheletos Set Dresser
Art Peter Bankins Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Carol Sadler Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Michael Becker Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Cindy J. Williams Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Fríða Aradóttir Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Terry Baliel Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Lorenz Hairstylist
Camera Mark Van Loon Steadicam Operator
Sound Nelson Stoll Production Sound Mixer
Sound Stephen Balliet Boom Operator
Sound Scott Kinzey Boom Operator
Sound Fred Runner Boom Operator
Camera Frank Masi Still Photographer
Camera Phil Bray Still Photographer
Directing Carol DePasquale Script Supervisor
Production Chris Furia First Assistant Accountant
Production Christine Bonnem Location Manager
Production Michael Pew Assistant Location Manager
Production Gretchen van Zeebroeck Production Coordinator
Production Maureen Stanton-Leveque Assistant Production Coordinator
Lighting Jack English Gaffer
Camera Don L. Henderson Dolly Grip
Lighting Duane Robinson Key Rigging Grip
Crew Roy Arbogast Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects James Reedy Special Effects Supervisor
Production Lorisa D. Francis Post Production Coordinator
Production Marci Graber Post Production Accountant
Sound Jessica Gallavan ADR Supervisor
Sound Chris Jargo ADR Supervisor
Sound Thomas O'Neil Younkman Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Laura Graham ADR Editor
Sound Constance A. Kazmer ADR Editor
Sound Mary Ruth Smith ADR Editor
Sound Simon Coke ADR Editor
Sound Dean Drabin ADR Mixer
Sound David Novack ADR Mixer
Sound Dan M. Rich Dialogue Editor
Sound Neal J. Anderson Dialogue Editor
Sound Laura Harris Atkinson Dialogue Editor
Sound Dino DiMuro Sound Editor
Sound Jon Title Sound Editor
Sound Scott Martin Gershin Sound Editor
Sound Hector C. Gika Sound Editor
Sound Bob Beher Sound Editor
Sound Paul Timothy Carden Sound Editor
Sound Patrick N. Sellers Sound Editor
Sound James Moriana Foley Artist
Sound Sarah Monat Foley Artist
Sound David W. Alstadter Foley Mixer
Sound Randy Singer Foley Mixer
Sound Daryl B. Kell Music Editor
Sound Brent Brooks Music Editor
Sound Bill Abbott Music Editor
Visual Effects Mike Schmitt 3D Supervisor
Crew Karen Ansel CG Supervisor
Crew Scott Gordon CG Supervisor
Crew Peter G. Travers CG Supervisor
Crew Daniel P. Rosen Compositor
Crew Lawrence Littleton Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Kenneth Littleton Digital Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Jacques Levesque Digital Compositor
Visual Effects David Crawford Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Brandon McNaughton Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Ann Monn Digital Compositor
Visual Effects John Rauh Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Brent Gilmartin Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Brian Hanable Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Bob Wiatr Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Seth Lippman CG Artist
Visual Effects Sandra Germain CG Artist
Visual Effects Keith Kolder CG Artist
Camera Richard Michalak Second Unit Director of Photography
Directing David Fudge Second Unit First Assistant Director
Crew Michael Umble Unit Publicist
Production Monika Mikkelsen Casting Associate
Production Nina Henninger Location Casting
Production Kris Nicolau Additional Casting
Art Rodney Armanino Construction Coordinator
Crew Elise Ganz Studio Teacher
Art Victoria Carlson Standby Painter
Art Robert Butch Samarzich Greensman
Crew Wayne Nelson Transportation Coordinator
Sound Michael Keller Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Anastas N. Michos Camera Operator
Camera Kim Marks Camera Operator
Camera Patrick McArdle First Assistant Camera
Camera Paul Sanchez First Assistant Camera
Camera Eric Amundsen Second Assistant Camera
Camera Jan Ruona Second Assistant Camera
Camera Anne Lee Camera Loader
Visual Effects Daryl Tucker VFX Artist
Lighting Robert E. 'Bobby' Powell Rigging Gaffer