Medical students Rachel Mannus (Julia Roberts), Nelson Wright (Keifer Sutherland), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), Joe Hurley (William Baldwin) and Randy Steckle (Oliver Platt) are friends and future colleagues. Nelson, the wild dreamer in the group, concocts an outrageous plan and
presents it to the others. They're all interested in the nature of death, he reasons; they wouldn't want to be doctors if they weren't. So why don't they do a little first-hand research? Nelson suggests they kill themselves one by one--not in some gory orgy of self-destruction, but coolly,
rationally, scientifically. After experiencing clinical death when the brainwave line of the EKG mon...