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No Rest for the Wicked: "The Frighteners" (1996), a film by Peter Jackson

Posted by Theia - Thursday, July 26th, 2012

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Directed by Peter Jackson, and written by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, «The Frighteners» (also known as "Sospesi nel tempo", "Robert Zemeckis Presents: The Frighteners") is a Comedy/Fantasy/Horror/Thriller film, released in the USA on July 19 of 1996 , starring Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs and Dee Wallace.

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In 1995, a panicked woman named Patricia Bradley (Dee Wallace-Stone) runs from a Grim Reaper-like ghost seen through the shape of walls. She is saved when her elderly mother (Julianna McCarthy) shoots at the ghost with her shotgun.

Meanwhile, in 1990, the once successful, but selfish and alcoholic, architect Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) loses his wife, Debra (Angela Bloomfield), in a car accident. He gives up his profession, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for years. After his wife's death, for which Frank was suspected, but never convicted, Frank gains the power to see ghosts and puts this skill to use by befriending three ghosts, a 1970s black gangster named Cyrus (Chi McBride), a 1950s era nerd named Stuart (Jim Fyfe), and a gunslinger from the Old West called the Judge (John Astin). Cyrus, Stuart, and the Judge help Frank by haunting houses in the area to accumulate work for Frank's ghostbusting business; Frank then proceeds to "exorcise" the [...]

Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)

Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)

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Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)

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Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)

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Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)

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Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)

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