Your in medical school and your going to save lives and comfort the sick. Your going to make lots of money. Your going to be set for life. What you don't know is what is on the other side, you know death. Well the following want to know Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland), Dr. Rachel Mannus (Julia Roberts), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), Dr. Joe Hurley (William Baldwin) and Randy Steckle (Oliver Platt). These five doctors and future doctors want to experience death.
The experiment consists of flat lining the patient and after a minute resuscitate the person and they should be able to remember what happened. Nelson was the first and all worked out. He remembers bits and pieces but he does remember that he felt at peace and had the feeling that there is something after death but couldn't put his finger on it. The rest of the team all go ahead and do the experiment. Each coming back with observations and details of what they experienced. What all come to realize is that once they have gone to the other side certain things have come back with them. Experiences or things that they just can't understand and explain. Like seeing people that they know but have been dead for some time. Have they opened a door they cannot close well that is up to you to find out.
Do we really need to all about our existence? Is it possible that there are some things that we to leave alone. Well seeing what is on the other side is possibly something we might want to leave alone but hey what's wrong with a look. Watch the movie and you might not like the answer. It may be to much too handle. It may even kill.
Director Joel Schumacher has a cast of the up and coming and does a wonderful job pulling all of them together. He is able to come up with an entertaining and possibly feasible way of answering the question of what is out there after death. So sit back and journey into the unknown.