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What Lies Beneath [DVD] [2000]


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    What Lies Beneath
    In this supernatural thriller, a woman believes that a visitor from another dimension is trying to guide her into a sinister mystery. Feeling lonely after her daughter leaves home for college, Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer) begins to sense that something is wrong in her house, and feels a spirit is trying to contact her. At first her husband Norman (Harrison Ford), a scientist doing research in genetics, attributes her paranormal beliefs to stress or possibly a nervous breakdown, and sends her to a psychiatrist (Joe Morton) who puts no more stock in Claire's stories than does Norman. While Claire's contention that someone or something sinister is afoot leads her down a number of blind alleys, in time she becomes convinced that the mysterious happenings at her home are somehow connected to the disappearance of a woman who was a student at the nearby college -- and bore a striking resemblance to Claire. What Lies Beneath marked the debut of screenwriter Clark Gregg, whose script is based on a story by himself and Sarah Kernochan; the supporting cast includes Diana Scarwid as Claire's best friend Jody, and James Remar and Miranda Otto as a contentious couple living next door. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Harrison Ford
      Harrison Ford - Norman Spencer
    • Michelle Pfeiffer
      Michelle Pfeiffer - Claire Spencer
    • Diana Scarwid
      Diana Scarwid - Jody
    • Miranda Otto
      Miranda Otto - Mary Feur
    • James Remar
      James Remar - Warren Feur

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Could & should have been better

      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      I have been a fan & collector of Harrison's for 30 years now. I USED to be 1st in the door opening day for his films. This film is an example as to why I do NOT do that anymore. Of the few films he did last decade, this was the 1st & it was a hit. Film is just ok. We see cameos from Harrison's wife from the great "Air Force One" Wendy Crewson &" Lord of the Rings" 2 & 3 Miranda Otto. The twist which was not really a twist was who the bad guy was. Different to see Harrison in this role. I will NOT give away a spoiler here as to not upset anyone. The story about the family to me just did not hold up & how Harrison & Michelle married. The story about the dead girl OK, fine. Script was the problem with the film. Standard extras on it & at least since it is an older DVD we get a chapter search list.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great ghost story


      This ghost story (with elements of the Hitchcock films Suspicion & Rear Window) deals with a woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) who, following the arrival of new neighbors next door, becomes more and more interested in a young girl who disappeared some years earlier, to the bewilderment of her husband (Harrison Ford). Both stars are wonderful. Pfeiffer has the meatier role, but Ford is also terrific in an uncharacteristic supporting part, and there is a fabulous shock at the film's climax (kudos to the two leads for making this shock better than it otherwise would've been). Only the slasher film-mentality of the conclusion doesn't ring true.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Chilling Tale


      This is the only movie I can think of that was truly suspenseful. I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. Just when you thought it was all over, something pops out and pulls you back in. This is a very captivating movie. It's full of surprises and very memorable scenes. This is not your typical blood and guts horror. This is very chilling and not to be missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Harrison Ford's Best

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      Very fun horror movie, and good supernatural thriller

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Suspenseful and full of twists


      Great suspense/drama. Excellent picture quality. Hauntingly well done and entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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