Passed Away (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  24 April 1992 (USA)
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A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.



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When Jack Scanlan passes away just before telling his son, Johnny what was really important in life, Johnny begins to wonder if he's let life pass him by. With the funeral as backdrop, all the Scanlans appear, each with an interesting situation. One of Johnny's sisters is divorced but hasn't told anyone, the sister who is a nun is now into liberation theology and has an illegal immigrant with her, and Tony is fighting for control of his father's union. Johnny and Terry (the divorced sister) both think that they may have found true love in the chaos (though what Johnny's wife thinks of it is up for grabs) as Johnny tries to make some kind of sense out of the various strains in his family. Written by John Vogel <>

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Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adieu, Papa!  »

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$4,030,793 (USA)

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Words and Music by Teenie Hodges (as Mabon L. Hodges) and Al Green
Performed by Toots & The Maytals (as Toots and the Maytals)
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A funny Black-Comedy, not for everyone, but I liked it.
16 May 2003 | by (Boulder CO) – See all my reviews

This is a very quirky comedy. No surprises but very well acted and the script has enough funny situations to keep one entertained. Not great by any means but I found it worth watching and as I always enjoy seeing Bob Hoskins I was not disappointed. This movie is definitely not for everyone.

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