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I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Zane ... The Thief
Tippi Hedren ... Maylinda Austed
Ron Perlman ... Cemetery Caretaker
Michael Greene ... Tom Harris
Christina Ricci ... Teenage Hooker
Roberta Hanley Roberta Hanley ... Housewife
Andrew McCarthy ... Cemetery Cop
Ann Magnuson ... Loan Secretary
Robert Musselman Robert Musselman ... Eartha Kitt's Escort
Marvin Lorence Marvin Lorence ... Eartha Kitt's Piano Player (as Marvin Lorence)
Bud Cort ... Shopkeeper (as Lord Hienrich 'Binky' Alcoa III)
Taylor Negron ... Loan Office Cop
Megan Odebash Megan Odebash ... Wardrobe Mistress (as Megan Odabash)
Carel Struycken ... Undertaker
Max Perlich ... Assistant Undertaker
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A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Awoke Early the Day I Died See more »

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Production Co:

Muse Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Unbelievably unfunny
11 October 1999 | by NedwardSee all my reviews

At a screening during the Toronto, International film festival I had the misfortune of being given a ticket to the premiere of this terrible excuse for a film. I had already been kicked out of one film because I was underage so i welcomed any tickets that came my way. While I was in line I heard the plot. A crazy cross-dressing killer breaks out of a mental institution and goes on a killing spree! Okaay. Then I heard that there was no dialogue. I was beginning to have a sinking feeling about this movie. Then I was told that it was a Ed Wood 'script' that he wasn't able to get developed!!! If Ed Wood was able to make all the c**p that he did but he wasn't able to find anyone to support this, it must be really bad. Well, I wasn't let down by. My suspicions were correct and the movie was unbearable. I left 30 minutes early so i could catch the last subway. Don't see this unless you enjoy seeing a pantheon of B-movie stars and washups being killed by an overacting killer.


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