Stir of EchoesSeptember 10, 1999
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 7.0/10 (34,758 voted)
Critic's Score: 67/100
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe
Tom's a regular guy, a utilities lineman, married, with a young son, his wife is pregnant; he hangs out with long-time pals in a Chicago neighborhood. At a party, his sister-in-law hypnotizes him, and he goes into a deep trance. Before waking him, she suggests that he keep his mind open. That night he sees flashes of violence and the ghost of a young woman. His young son, too, is "a receiver," but while the boy is calm and coherent in his conversations with spirits, Tom is confused and agitated. Over time, the young woman's story comes to the surface, and Tom begins a hunt for her body that puts him and his usually understanding wife, Maggie, in grave danger.
Writers: Richard Matheson, David Koepp
Zachary David Cope
Stephen Eugene Walker
Mary Kay Cook
Larry Neumann Jr.
(as Jenny Morrison)
Debbie Kozac, the Babysitter
in every mind there is a door that should never be opened.
Release Date: 10 September 1999
Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $5,811,664
(12 September 1999)
(2 January 2000)
Did You Know?
Kathryn Erbe's tattoo on her back reads "T + M" (standing for her husband Terry and her daughter Mave) and features a heart around the letters. This inspired the exact same tattoo placed on the inside of Kevin Bacon's forearm, which stands for the two actors characters, Tom and Maggie.
When Tom is digging, his hands are dirty. When he starts arguing with his wife and waving his hands around, they are clean.
Okay. Guess who came over to play…
Superheros. I was Black Power Ranger. He was Batman.
Jake, you okay in there buddy?
[to whoever else]
Can I ask you a question?
Okay, time to hit the sack.
[coming into the bathroom]
Great movie, released at the wrong time…
(A) The Sixth Sense and Stir of Echoes must have been the two movies of '99
that I enjoyed the most. Both had good scripts and stories; they were
interesting, mysterious, dark, weird — those are my kinds of movies! They
are also a proof that the mysteriousness of ghosts is something we will
never tire of or not think to be intriguing.
Stir of Echoes was somewhat similar to Sixth Sense but it was also in many
was DIFFERENT. First of all, it (SOE) is dealing with hypnosis and has a
more 'criminal' as well as supernatural theme.
This movie is spectacular and the reason it was not recognized as such, is
because it was released just a few weeks after The Sixth Sense – a movie
which had already satisfied the audience with its supernatural theme. And
because The Sixth Sense was such a hit, Stir of Echoes was shoved aside and
didn't get the recognition it deserved. Don't get me wrong! I loved Sixth
Sense, but this movie is also very good and if you liked The Sixth Sense, I
highly recommend you see it!