MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,691 this week

Dead Funny (1994)

 -  Drama  -  21 May 1994 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 228 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Viv comes home from work and finds her boyfriend Reggie pinned to her kitchen table with a long knife. Who murdered him?

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Vale David Hannay
| IF.com.au

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 195 titles
created 06 Oct 2011
 
D
a list of 206 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1554 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3352 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 485 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dead Funny" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dead Funny (1994)

Dead Funny (1994) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dead Funny.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dr. M (1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas
Dark Tides (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

While pulling lobster traps from the sea, fishing couple Sara and Ben recover a buoy containing half a million dollars. Ben hopes to use the money on booze and babes while Sara sees the ... See full summary »

Director: Bret Stern
Stars: Beth Dixon, Katherine Kendall, John Mese
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A coming-of-age tale set in Brooklyn during the late '50s which centers around the high school life of a group of teens that have to deal with racial tensions at their interracial vocational high school.

Director: Robert Brooks
Stars: David Edwin Knight, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Otto
Fresh Horses (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Patti D'Arbanville
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Alex Zonn, Matthew Laurance
Stag (1997)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Victor Mallick returned to his home and found out that all of his friends have arranged a surprise bachelor/stag party for him. Two strippers were hired to cheer up the party. However, when... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Wilding
Stars: John Stockwell, Mario Van Peebles, Jerry Stiller
The Favor (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lawrence (played by Frank Wood), a photographer living on his own in New Jersey, rekindles a relationship with his old flame Caroline (played by Paige Turco) shortly before she dies in an ... See full summary »

Director: Eva Aridjis
Stars: Frank Wood, Ryan Donowho, Paige Turco
Blind Spot (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Laura Linney, Reed Diamond
Pen Pals (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Mary Katzke
Stars: Henry Cabot Beck, Alan Dolderer, Bill Doyle
Astoria (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Set in the Queens neighborhood known as "Little Athens", ASTORIA centers around a blue-collar Greek-American family and its struggle to hold on to the American Dream. It follows the journey... See full summary »

Director: Nick Efteriades
Stars: Rick Stear, Ed Setrakian, Joe D'Onofrio
The Empath (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: David Sonkin
Stars: John Shea, Paige Turco, Dan Lauria
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Viv Saunders
...
Reggie Barker
...
Louise
...
Barbara
...
Jennifer
Adelle Lutz ...
Mari
...
Frances
...
Sarah
...
Harold
...
Woman from Brooklyn (as Patty Scanlon)
Tanya Berezin ...
Next Door Neighbor
...
Yoshi
...
Norriko
Samuel Baird ...
Know-It-All Painter
...
Woman at Picnic
Edit

Storyline

Viv returns to her apartment and finds her boyfriend Reggie murdered in the kitchen. At first, she suspects this is another one of his elaborate practical jokes. During a harrowing series of visits by friends and acquaintances, Viv experiences flashback after flashback, leading her to piece together exactly what happened. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The punch line is a killer See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Funny - Ein Scherz zuviel  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Playing with Knives
Performed by Leigh (Little Queenie) Harris
Music by Sheila Silver
Lyrics by Stephen Kitsakos
Produced by Leigh Harris
Courtesy of Argenta Music (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A different love story.
26 July 2002 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie on TV this night, it finished just ten minutes ago. It was presented as "a comedy," but I don't agree 100% with this, although it is full of black hmour.

Basically, it's a story about a young woman who comes home one day, just to find her boyfriend with a samurai sword thru his heart. Of course she's shocked. But then what's she gonna do? She cannot remember anything -- maybe _she's_ the murderer?

Maybe not too original plot for a thriller, which is one of the categories this movie would fit into, but definetely an original plot for a love story, which is an even better label on the movie. Because the best aspect of this movie is the portrayal of the true love between Elizabeth Peña and Andy McCarthy.

The film is mostly set in our heroines apartment, which is not yet ready to move into; full of paint buckets and everything. This is a brilliant choice, as it gives the movie a kind of surreal feel, which of course, is appropriate. (But do we see the ghost of low budget?)

The acting is impeccable and the chemistry between Peña and McCarthy as the woman and her dead boyfriend respectively is something very touching and rarely seen in American movies.

Bad points? I don't know, but the script lacked maybe that little something. The ending was almost unavoidable, though the plot takes some very original twists. (I won't say more.)

I certainly recommend this film and give it 7 out of 10. I get a feeling the only way one can get to see it is late night on cable. A real shame, it is.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dead Funny (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?