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Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 17 November 1993 (USA)
A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

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Jonathan Wacks

Writer:

Chuck Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Christmas ... Mr. Abner
Steve Buscemi ... Ed Chilton
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Judge Fearson
Sam Sorbo ... Storm Reynolds (as Sam Jenkins)
Ned Beatty ... Uncle Benny
Gary Farmer ... Big Lar
Robert Harvey ... Mr. Anderson
John Glover ... A.J. Pattle
Miriam Margolyes ... Mabel Chilton
Jon Gries ... Rob Sundheimer
Dawn Hudson ... Telemarketer
Eric Poppick ... Sam Halibut
Rance Howard ... Rev. Praxton
Warren Munson ... Uncle Bill
Carol Schlanger ... Aunt Sophie
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Storyline

Ed misses his mother who has been dead for a year. He has lived almost his whole life with his mother, so when a stranger appears one day from a company called "Happy People Ltd." and claims that they can bring his mother back for 1 000$, he doesn't think long before he agrees. But everything doesn't go as it should go. For a while everything is fine and Ed's mother bakes cakes and takes care of him, exactly as before. But then she starts to act more and more strangely. Pealing potatoes in the fridge, repainting the kitchen over night, chasing dogs for meals, jumping over fences and other things that ordinary old mothers usually don't do. And when Rob (who was sent to jail by Ed's mother) appears, things really start to get out of hand. Written by Mika Perl <mikap@ctrl-c.liu.se>

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A family reunion with some minor complications.

Genres:

Horror | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buen apetito, mamá See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$673, 21 November 1993

Gross USA:

$1,097
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Ed's mother's glasses as she jumps the fence. See more »

Quotes

Ed Chilton: My mother was a hardware man, and she taught me it was better to be a hammer than a nail.
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Crazy Credits

Found near the end of the credits about a character who died in a nasty way: Rob Sundheimer...dead but not forgotten. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Hot Seat
Performed by The Golden Palominos
Written by Anton Fier / Mark Miller
© Complete Music Ltm. (PRS)
Administered by Incomplete Muisc, Inc. (BMI) in USA
Courtesy of Metrotone/Restless Records
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Funny, but... weird
23 April 1999 | by Matt-233See all my reviews

This movie offers a strange view on death, and the life after that. Steve Buscemi offers a so-so performance, in this funny, but sick comedy. Even though there are few good ones in the movie, some of parts of the film were funny enough to get a laugh. With an interesting plot, this movie is worth giving a try, if you have nothing better to do...


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