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Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 17 November 1993 (USA)
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

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Mr. Abner
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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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Uncle Bill
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Buen apetito, mamá  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$673, 21 November 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,097
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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

Rev. Praxton: Ed, I like to grease the highboard better than anyone and if it was just four or five guys, I'd have no problem with that, but when I come home and find her doing the two-back beast with the entire church council, well by God, that's going too far - especially since half the council is women! That's when I take a stand. That's when I'm counted as a man! That's when I throw my balls up over my shoulder and charge into the fire!
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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 Braindead (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything Right is Wrong Again
by They Might Be Giants
(John Flansburgh and John Linnell)
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I don't know why...
7 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why, but I liked this movie. It's one of Steve Buscemi's few leading roles in a movie and I like him as an actor, but my enjoyment of this film went beyond that. I've only seen it on TV a few times (was this ever actually released in theaters?) but I enjoyed it. It has a quirky humor to it and a rather odd storyline. If you ever see this on TV on a Sunday afternoon, watch it.


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