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Buried Alive (1990)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 9 May 1990
Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him ... See full summary »

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Clint Goodman
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Joanna Goodman
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Cortland 'Cort' van Owen
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Sheriff Sam Eberly
Jay Gerber ...
Quintan
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Bill Scorby
Donald Hotton ...
Reynolds
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Earl
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Helen Eberley
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Billy
Milt Hamerman ...
Coroner
Michael Keep ...
Foreman
Jan Merlin ...
Attorney
James Scally ...
Priest
Dale Swann ...
Fire Captain
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Storyline

Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him doesn't kill him. Lucky for Clint he's buried in a cheap wooden box and he unburies himself. Just remember, Hell hath no fury like a man buried alive! Written by Robert Svacha <chisox@azstarnet.com>

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One of them put an end to the marriage, until the other came back for revenge. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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9 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Till Death Do Us Part  »

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Trivia

According to John Carpenter on the audio commentary for Vampires (1998) that director Frank Darabont (who are very closed friends and Frank had a cameo in that film) asked Carpenter to play as a truck driver. Carpenter turned the offer down because he stated that he would only play a character that is about to or is killing someone or he's in bed with a beautiful woman. See more »

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At the morgue, when Clint is about to be embalmed, his head moves. Earl, the embalmer, says it is just a reflex and that he has seen it before. However, reflexes only occur with brain dead people, not with dead people, which means Earl should have reacted. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sheriff Sam Eberly: Chilly today. I should have worn my top coat. I came to pay my respects to a friend. He's buried here. Did you know him?
Clint Goodman: No.
Sheriff Sam Eberly: Died last week. Died sudden. I never... never had the chance to tell him how much our friendship really meant to me.
Clint Goodman: Maybe he knows.
Sheriff Sam Eberly: Hey, mister!
[Clint turns around]
Clint Goodman: I don't know who you are, but don't come back here... ever.
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Referenced in Becker: Take These Pills and Shove 'Em (1998) See more »

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"Dispensed of" husband gets imaginative, yet down-to-earth revenge on scheming wife and her sleazy lover.
2 September 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film is certainly not run-of-the-mill. The director of Shawshank Redemption shows how, once more, he knows how to tell a story. The soundtrack is one of the best in creating mood and ambiance, communicating without telegraphing. The casting is great and Tim Matheson is what he's best at--a TV actor who fits the small screen as well as, well, some guys fit their jeans. He's watchable. The first time I saw it, the end was a total shocker. After numerous viewings, it's still one of those compelling tales, admittedly not deep, but filled with little details and nuances, like a good Stephen King short story. Definitely deserving of at least a loyal cult following.


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