• Publication date: November 24, 2013

Flatliners

Nelson convinces four of his medical school classmates: Joe, David, Randall and Rachel, to help him have a near-death experience and discover what lies beyond ‘death’. Using suspended animation Nelson flatlines for a minute before his mates resuscitate him. Nelson attempts to describe his experience but simply says ‘there’s something there’, prompting the curiosity of his friends to try it out for themselves…

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1990

MBC Max:

November 29, 2016 18:00 (KSA) ~ November 29, 2016 17:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Nelson Wright (Kiefer Sutherland) convinces four of his medical school classmates: Joe Hurley (William Baldwin), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), Randall Steckle (Oliver Platt) and Rachel (Julia Roberts), to help him have a near-death experience and discover what lies beyond ‘death’. Using suspended animation Nelson flatlines for a minute before his mates resuscitate him. Nelson attempts to describe his experience but simply says ‘there’s something there’, prompting the curiosity of his friends to try it out for themselves.

Four of the five friends try to flatline and all four have visions; Nelson has a vision of an episode in his childhood where he and friends threw rocks at a kid called Billy Mahoney as he hung from a tree. Joe has a vision of his female exploits, David of a girl called Winnie (Kimberly Scott) that he used to bully in grade school, while Rachel has a vision of her father’s suicide. Yet with the visions becoming strong hallucinations even in their waking hours, they need to find a way to put these visions to rest before someone gets killed…

Starring:

  • Kevin Bacon
  • Julia Roberts
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • William Baldwin
  • Oliver Platt
  • Kimberly Scott
  • Hope Davis

Directed by:  Joel Schumacher

Rating:  R for horror/ gore, sexuality and language.