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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Brockett ...
Helen Lloyd Breed ...
Patricia O'Connell ...
Sally Gracie ...
Ruth Jaroslow ...
Alice Eisner ...
Ann Shea ...


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 »




Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adieu, Papa!  »

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$4,030,793 (USA)

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Funny dark Comedy
4 August 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Jack Warden is patriarch of an Irish clan. When he passes away, lives are turned upside down and the fun begins. The ensemble cast is up to the challenge of believing their cliches just enough to sell them effectively to their audiences. Pamela Reed and Nancy Travis are standouts. Bizarre situations abound. I've now seen it twice, and enjoyed it immensely each time.

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