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Mortuary Academy (1988)

R | | Comedy | May 1988 (USA)
"Police Academy" clone, about some nerds who inherit an academy for morticians, which is run by a corrupt closet necropheliac. Of course, the most incompetent students possible are accepted... See full summary »

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Richard Kennedy ...
George Miller Esq. (as R.D. Kennedy)
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Max Grimm
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Sam Grimm
Gary Veney ...
Mailman
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Schuyler
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Yuppie at Car Lot
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Tammy
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Nurse
Kymberly Paige ...
Nurse
Rebekka Armstrong ...
Nurse
Laurie Ann Carr ...
Nurse
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Helen
Zane W. Levitt ...
Baby Casket Creditor (as Zane Levitt)
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Paul Truscott
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Mary Purcell
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"Police Academy" clone, about some nerds who inherit an academy for morticians, which is run by a corrupt closet necropheliac. Of course, the most incompetent students possible are accepted, so that the academy will fail, and all sorts of wacky hijinks ensue. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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You're Dead. They're Delighted.

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Akademia pogrzebowa  »

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Paul and Mary strike again...
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though nowhere as original as "Eating Raoul", for those who admire that film, "Mortuary Academy" is the closest Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov ever came to duplicating that magical black comedy. If you throw out "Mortuary Academy's" absurd "Radio Werewolf" dead rock band resurrection, you are left with some outrageous dialog, especially relating to Bartel's virginal dead lover. The film does rely on some "Airplane"- type hit or miss humor, however when the campy humor gives way to black comedy, these two (Bartel and Woronov) really deliver. I rate this a solid 6.0. Comparable ratings would include "Eating Raoul" 8.0, "Chopping Mall" 5.0, and "Lust in the Dust" 5.0. - MERK


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