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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 John Corabi, John Aldergate, Bruce Bouillet and Walt Woodward
Performed by The Scream
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Carry on vicar
2 January 1999 | by (Morrisville PA) – See all my reviews

Passed Away is a slow at times but very funny film. Made in the best traditions of a carry on film, I could see Sid James in the role of Johnny Scanlan, with Barbara Windsor as the mysterious woman in black, Hattie Jacques as the mother and Charles Hawtrey as the vicar. The first half of this film is a little slow, but persevere and enjoy the laughs that come thick and fast in the second half, and to top it all off, it has a real feel-good ending.

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