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The sweet hereafter

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Widescreen version.


In English or French, with English, French, or Spanish subtitles.


Ian Holm, Maury Chaykin, Peter Donaldson, Bruce Greenwood, David Hemblen, Brooke Johnson, Arsinée Khanjian, Tom McCamus, Stephanie Morgenstern, Earl Pastko, Sarah Polley, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson.

Publication Information

[United States] : New Line Home Video : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c1998.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in.


Rated R.


Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of retribution and a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the grieving community, Stephens begins his investigation into the details of the crash. But beneath the town's calm, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit and forbidden desires that mirrors his own troubled personal life. Gradually, we learn that Stephens has his own agenda, and that everyone has secrets to keep.


Based on a novel by Russell Banks.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.

Digital sound, Dolby digital, Dolby surround, stereo.

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