He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home.

"You're not yourself today, are you?"

Norman Spencer

What Lies Beneath

Release Date: July 21, 2000

Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer star together for the first time in a suspense-filled thriller from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, who started his career collaborating with Steven Spielberg in the late 1970s.

It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford, Raiders of the Lost Ark) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). With Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman's life and marriage seem perfect—so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's wraithlike image in their home, he dismisses her mounting terror as delusion. However, as Claire moves closer to the truth, it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed and has come back for Dr. Norman Spencer...and his beautiful wife.

Presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, What Lies Beneath is produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke under their ImageMovers banner. The screenplay is by Clark Gregg (who would go on to fame as Agent Coulson in The Avengers films), based on a story by Sarah Kernochan and Gregg. Joan Bradshaw and Mark Johnson are the executive producers.

The supporting cast includes Diana Scarwid, Joe Morton, James Remar, Miranda Otto (War of the Worlds), Wendy Crewson, Ray Baker, and supermodel Amber Valletta.

Reuniting with Zemeckis behind-the-scenes are several of his longtime collaborators, including Don Burgess, frequent Amblin/DreamWorks production designer Rick Carter, who teams with production designer Jim Teegarden, editor Arthur Schmidt (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and composer Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Ready Player One). Working with Zemeckis for the first time are costume designer Susie DeSanto and visual effects supervisor Rob Legato.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • HARRISON FORD,
  • MICHELLE PFEIFFER,
  • KATHERINE TOWNE,
  • JAMES REMAR,
  • MIRANDA OTTO,
  • DIANA SCARWID
DIRECTOR
  • ROBERT ZEMECKIS
SCREENWRITER
  • CLARK GREGG
PRODUCERS
  • JACK RAPKE,
  • STEVE STARKEY,
  • ROBERT ZEMECKIS
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • DON BURGESS
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • RICK CARTER,
  • JIM TEEGARDEN
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • SUSIE DESANTO
EDITOR
  • ARTHUR SCHMIDT
COMPOSER
  • ALAN SILVESTRI