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


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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17 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buen apetito, mamá  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)

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


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 »


References Dead Alive (1992) See more »


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 and Irreverent
26 March 2002 | by (Greensburg, PA) – See all my reviews

Good one-liners and great deadpan performances by Steve Buscemi and Ned Beatty highlight this irreverent romantic comedy about death and hardware...? If you can find this little off-beat gem to watch, you shouldn't be disappointed.

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