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What Dreams May Come (1998)


Drama, Fantasy, Romance

What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film directed by Vincent Ward and adapted by Ronald Bass from the 1978 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. The film stars Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Josh Paddock and Rosalind Chao.

After Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.). His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. Even his children are there. But, when his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), commits suicide and is sent to hell, Chris ignores Albert’s warnings and journeys there to save her. Upon arrival, Chris finds that rescuing Annie will be more difficult than he’d imagined.

Director: Vincent Ward

Writers: Richard Matheson (novel), Ronald Bass

Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Josh Paddock, Rosalind Chao


Robin WilliamsChris Nielsen
Cuba Gooding Jr.Albert
Annabella SciorraAnnie Nielsen
Max von SydowThe Tracker
Jessica Brooks GrantMarie Nielsen
Josh PaddockIan Nielsen
Rosalind ChaoLeona
Lucinda JenneyMrs. Jacobs
Maggie McCarthyStacey Jacobs
Wilma BonetAngie
Matt SalingerReverend Hanley
Carin SpragueBest Friend Cindy
June CarrylWoman in Car Accident
Paul P. Card IVParamedic
Werner HerzogFace
Clara ThomasLittle Girl at Lake
Benjamin BrockLittle Boy at Lake
Joe BartnickWarehouse worker
Hélène CardonaHeavenly Creature (voice)
Cabran E. ChamberlainFuneral Guest
James CotnerWeary Warrior
Robyn DayFuneral Guest
Alexander KanellakosChurchgoer
Phaedra NeitzelAngel
Tom O’ReillyDevil (Hell Scene)
Nancy Dobbs OwenWedding Guest
Kellan PatrickWedding Guest
Paradox PollackHellion in the Sea of Faces
Vanessa RossAngel Child
Scott TrimbleFuneral Guest

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