In 1982, a congressional candidate (Crudup) is haunted by visions of an allegedly deceased hippie chick (Connelly) who raised his consciousness — among other things — during the Nixon Era. Director Keith Gordon (A Midnight Clear) achieves an often-impressive intimacy with his actors, but the visually enticing parable Waking the Dead is ultimately as evanescent as Connelly’s Kentucky accent. B-
Genre: Romance, Drama; Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Billy Crudup, Ed Harris, Sandra Oh; Director: Keith Gordon; Author: Robert Dillon; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 106; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: USA Films
Posted September 29 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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