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Dead Funny (1994)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 May 1994 (USA)
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Viv comes home from work and finds her boyfriend Reggie pinned to her kitchen table with a long knife. Who murdered him?

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

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Dead Funny - Ein Scherz zuviel  »

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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)
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Dead Funny
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. Elizabeth Pena is wonderful and so is Andrew McCarthey.

The story is one of romance and mystery. Pena's boyfriend (McCarthey) is dead and neither she nor the audience knows why. We follow a recounting of their relationship told in flashbacks. Pena tries to figure out what happened a while trying to keep a grip on herself. Almost a comedy of errors. Things are not always what they seem, especially in love.

This is a well-written indie that has been sadly overlooked. The closing credits are underscored by a wonderful rumba-flavored song by "Little Queenie" that makes you shake it up while raising goose-flesh.


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