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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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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

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 Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything Right is Wrong Again
by They Might Be Giants
(John Flansburgh and John Linnell)
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A gem of a comedy!
14 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This dark humor film is not for everyone, but if you have a bit of a twisted intellect this is a very funny film. Not many people seem to know about this movie, which is a shame because I think it is very funny. Steve Buscemi is his usual stellar self. Ned Beatty is fantastic. Rance Howard is a riot as the minister. All around the acting seems to be first rate and I was pleasantly surprised to see how many name actors were involved in this effort. Well, some may not be "name" actors but you will recognize them from the many films and television shows they have done since this film. The production values also seem surprisingly high for this low budget film. I would heartily advise everyone to check this one out. I don't think you will be disappointed - that is again if dark humor is your bag.


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