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Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Comedy  |  17 November 1993 (USA)
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A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Abner
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Ed Chilton
Harper Roisman ...
Judge Fearson
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Storm Reynolds (as Sam Jenkins)
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Uncle Benny
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Big Lar
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Mr. Anderson
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A.J. Pattle
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Mabel Chilton
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Rob Sundheimer
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Telemarketer
Eric Poppick ...
Sam Halibut
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Rev. Praxton
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Aunt Sophie
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Storyline

Ed misses his mother who has been dead for a year. He has lived almost his whole life with his mother, so when a stranger appears one day from a company called "Happy People Ltd." and claims that they can bring his mother back for 1 000$, he doesn't think long before he agrees. But everything doesn't go as it should go. For a while everything is fine and Ed's mother bakes cakes and takes care of him, exactly as before. But then she starts to act more and more strangely. Pealing potatoes in the fridge, repainting the kitchen over night, chasing dogs for meals, jumping over fences and other things that ordinary old mothers usually don't do. And when Rob (who was sent to jail by Ed's mother) appears, things really start to get out of hand. Written by Mika Perl <mikap@ctrl-c.liu.se>

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A family reunion with some minor complications.

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Horror | Comedy

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17 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Buen apetito, mamá  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Ed's mother's glasses as she jumps the fence. See more »

Quotes

Ed's Mother: I'm sorry, we don't have any tea, WANT SOME OF THIS?
[Raises chainsaw]
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Crazy Credits

Found near the end of the credits about a character who died in a nasty way: Rob Sundheimer...dead but not forgotten. See more »

Connections

References Dead Alive (1992) See more »

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Hot Seat
Performed by The Golden Palominos
Written by Anton Fier and Mark Miller
Courtesy of Metrotron/Restless Records
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Very funny, very lean, very dead
29 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you don't understand or love this movie, maybe you should ask your relatives to reanimate you - you could be dead! And didn't you love the job that Gary Farmer did as the harware store clerk??? He continues to be the best actor in almost every film he is in. Wonder what "Fargo" would have been like if he were Buscemi's accomplice?


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