5.9/10
1,022
15 user 4 critic

Passed Away (1992)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg McLean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Trial by Jury (1994)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Director: Heywood Gould
Stars: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne
To Die For (1995)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix
Lover's Knot (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Steve and Megan, unbeknownst to them, are being guided and "advised" by one of Cupid's caseworkers who has been struggling to get Steve and Megan together for many lifetimes. Cupid might ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Shaner
Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Grey, Tim Curry
Disclosure (1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland
Pass the Ammo (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the ... See full summary »

Director: David Beaird
Stars: Bill Paxton, Linda Kozlowski, Tim Curry
Lake Placid (1999)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the ... See full summary »

Director: John Raffo
Stars: Peter Gallagher, Frances McDormand, John Lithgow
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally... See full summary »

Director: Bob Hoskins
Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Zoë Nathenson, Zoë Wanamaker
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Al is caught between his loyalty to the police force and his love for his brother in a tense setting. It seems that his brother, Rudy, was involved in a mob hit that could potentially start... See full summary »

Director: Nick Vallelonga
Stars: Michael Biehn, William Petersen, Leo Rossi
Blue Money (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Larry dreams of becoming a star entertainer, but until then he drives a cab and works as chauffeur for the shady Ramirez. One day he has a look in the suitcase that Ramirez is carrying ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Bucksey
Stars: Tim Curry, Debby Bishop, Billy Connolly
Wolf Sheep (2010)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Christopher Lloyd
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nun | love | widow | wake | union leader | See All (45) »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adieu, Papa!  »

Box Office

Gross:

$4,030,793 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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?
See more »


Soundtracks

Marie's Wedding
Additional lyrics by Jim Corr
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great off-beat comedy.
15 December 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

Now, you may think to yourself: "How can they make a family tragedy into a funny movie?". Yeah, I was thinking that too, but since I am a fan of good comedies, I wanted to see it. PASSED AWAY is a great comedy that makes you laugh and makes you feel good about yourself and your family. After seeing this, you will look forward to family get-togethers.

Yeah, some of the scenes are a little unbelievable, but not very many. The cast is a good one, all great stars and the script was well-written. The acting was also very good. So, remember, next time you are at the video store, remember: "Get PASSED AWAY!". Remember that Jack the Ripper told you to go rent PASSED AWAY.

PASSED AWAY gets 5/5.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why is the son (Bob Hoskins) English? Family is American! paint31
Singer Daniel mkspringowski
Anyone find in fascinating . . . Jodi-2
William Petersen Marinas1212
Another Actress who tested for Cassie StephAnneRainey
Discuss Passed Away (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page