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Passed Away (1992)

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

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Johnny Scanlan
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Jack Scanlan
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Frank Scanlan
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BJ
Don Brockett ...
Froggie
Helen Lloyd Breed ...
Aunt Maureen
Patricia O'Connell ...
Mrs. Finch
Sally Gracie ...
Mrs. Cassidy
Ruth Jaroslow ...
Mrs. Richfield
Alice Eisner ...
Aunt Sissy
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Mary Scanlan
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Terry Scanlan Pinter
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Boyd Pinter
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Carmine Syracusa
Ann Shea ...
Louise
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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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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Mary Scanlan: If he shot the sheriff but didn't shoot the deputy then who did?
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Words and Music by Mabon Hodges (as Mabon L. Hodges) and Al Green
Performed by Toots & The Maytals (as Toots and the Maytals)
Courtesy of Mango / Island Records
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An all-around fun movie
13 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, there may be some material that is questionable as to whether its funny but all in all Passed Away is a very good movie. And the cast is top notch. Maureen Stapleton as the family matriarch is sweet, funny, and wise -- reminiscent of her role in Johnny Dangerously. William Petersen is wonderful as the well-meaning but empty-headed brother. Bob Hoskins, Pamela Reed and Frances McDormand give solid performances as the rest of the family. The jokes and barbs fly as the characters deal with the sudden death in the family and the twists each of their lives has experienced. Anyone with a quirky family will find Passed Away well worth the viewing.


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