Matheson was raised as a Christian Scientist, but due to high blood pressure, left the church and developed his own belief system. What Dreams May Come is the culmination of some of those beliefs, yet shows an afterlife strangely devoid of a deity.
Robin Williams as Dr. Christopher Nielsen
Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Albert Lewis / Ian Nielsen
Annabella Sciorra as Annie Collins-Nielsen
Max von Sydow as The Tracker / Albert Lewis
Rosalind Chao as Leona / Marie Nielsen
Robin Williams plays a wonderful and tender role as Chris.