Plot – Nelson, Rachel, David Labraccio, Joe and Steckle are bright med students and friends, obsessively fascinated by the mystery of death. They want to know what lies beyond the visible world, so they decide to experiment on themselves the passage between life and death. Nelson, the most enthusiastic one, is the first to try and gives his friends instructions to conduct the dangerous experiment on him. The colleagues make his heartbeat stop for a short time. When his EEG shows a flat line, they declare Nelson officially dead, as long as they don't bring him back to life with the appropriate interventions. During those few minutes, he goes through some obfuscate images that make him clearly live again a painful episode of his childhood.
All actors – Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Kimberly Scott, Joshua Rudoy, Benjamin Mouton, Aeryk Egan, Kesha Reed, Hope Davis, Jim Ortlieb, John Duda, Megan Stewart, Tressa Thomas, Gonzo Gonzalez, Afram Bill Williams, Deborah Thompson Duda, Elinore O'Connell, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Sanna Vraa, Nicole Niblack, Cynthia Bassham, Sarabeth Tucek, Ilona Margolis, Julie Warner, Iilana B'tiste, Deborah Torchio, Deborah Goomas, Michelle McKee, Nancy Moran, Dede Latinopoulos, Patricia Belcher, Susan French, Beth Grant, Cage S. Johnson, Jared Milmeister, Patrick Gleeson, John Benjamin Martin, Lyne Odums, John Fink, Angela Paton, Evelina Fernández, Miguel Delgado, Ingrid Oliu, Raymond Hanis, Zoaunne LeRoy, Tom Kurlander, Nili Levi, Anne James, K.K. Dodds, Natsuko Ohama, Shauna O'Brien, Marie-Alise Recasner, Amy Rochelleshow all
“Flatliners” Quotes 9 quotes
“Philosophy failed. Religion failed. Now it's up to the physical sciences.”
“Good thing I didn't flatline. My 350-pound babysitter would be chasing me for the half-eaten pastrami sandwich I stole from her.”
“- Dr. Joe Hurley: I don't know. Not thinking about the past or the future. I don't know it's difficult to explain, maybe impossible.
- David Labraccio: Yeah, dying is quite that way.”
“You bring the equipment, I'll bring my balls.”
“Somehow we've brought our sins back physically. And they're pissed.”
“Everything matters, everything we do matters.”
“Today is a good day to die.”
“- Nelson Wright: When my body temperature hits 86 degrees, you're going to hit me with 200 Joules. The electric current will stop my heart. When the heart is dead, take the mask off... I'm going to draw 20 ccs. You handle the injections. When the EEG flatlines, the brain is dead. I'll be exploring. Give me 30 seconds. Flip the blanket on to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I did not come to medical school to murder my classmates, no matter how deranged they might be.”