Trivia / Dead Again

  • Acting for Two:
    • Kenneth Branagh plays both Mike Church and Roman Strauss, while Emma Thompson plays both Grace and Margaret Strauss.
    • In addition, Jo Anderson plays the nun who's pleading Grace's case in the present day, and a starlet who dismisses Roman in the past sequence, while composer Patrick Doyle plays a cop in the present day, and a party-goer in the past sequence.
  • Actor Allusion: Franklin's stutter is often assumed to be a call back to Jacobi's role in I, Claudius, but actually it's just a nice coincidence; that aspect of the character was settled on well before Jacobi was cast.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Branagh and Thompson are Fake Americans.
    • Branagh is also playing the Austrian Roman Strauss.
  • Playing Against Type: Robin Williams, who up to that point had played either comic roles or characters who were essentially good, plays a creepy ex-psychiatrist.
  • Real-Life Relative: Branagh and Thompson were married at the time this film was released.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: When Mike has the ad placed in the newspaper about Grace, he gets phone calls from, according him, half the males in L.A. claiming they recognize Grace, and he quips, "This is better than video dating".

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