Waking the Dead

Starring: Billy Crudup, Molly Parker, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Connelly, Hal Holbrook, Paul Hipp, Ed Harris, Sandra Oh, Philip Williams, Sharon Washington

Director: Keith Gordon
Release Date: March 24th, 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Studio: USA Entertainment

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Synopsis: It is 1972. Young Coast Guard officer Fielding Pierce is passionately drawn to Sarah Williams, an idealistic activist. She becomes his great love, and he becomes hers: "We will never be apart," Sarah writes him, in a letter. But, in 1974, fate brutally intervenes when Sarah is murdered in a car-bombing. By 1982, Pierce, now a successful county D.A in Chicago, lives well with his socialite girlfriend, Juliet Beck. Juliet's uncle, Isaac Green, is Fielding's mentor. The governor hand-picks Fielding to run for a Congressional seat. Fielding will soon have everything he's strived for... except his lost love. Suddenly, he becomes consumed by memories, and then visions, of Sarah. Fielding's sister Caroline lends personal and professional support, but his life begins to unravel. Is Fielding losing his sanity, or is Sarah still alive? As the past floods into the present, Fielding struggles to focus on what is, and what was most important to him.

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