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Passed Away (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 April 1992 (USA)
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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Adieu, Papa!  »

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$4,030,793 (USA)
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Goofs

Bob Hoskins and Nancy Travis were leaving the salon, she changes the sign to open from closed, but she already had a customer in the salon for the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

Mary Scanlan: If he shot the sheriff but didn't shoot the deputy then who did?
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Soundtracks

Dedicated To The One I Love
Words and Music by Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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11 April 2009 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Passed Away" is the sort of movie that you could easily walk by in the video/DVD store and not notice. But you should notice it, and then watch it. This is actually a very clever movie. It looks at how this family has to deal with their problems following the father's death. Although Bob Hoskins is listed as the star, no single character really dominates the movie. We get to see the issues faced by everyone, and the movie leaves it up to the viewer to decide what to think of the various characters.

So this is one that I recommend. You won't be disappointed if you take the time to check it out. Also starring Peter Riegert (Boone in "Animal House") and Tim Curry.


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