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Dead Funny (1994)

R | | Drama | 21 May 1994 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Viv Saunders
Reggie Barker
Adelle Lutz ...
Novella Nelson ...
Woman from Brooklyn (as Patty Scanlon)
Tanya Berezin ...
Next Door Neighbor
Ken Kensei ...
Samuel Baird ...
Know-It-All Painter
Woman at Picnic


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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21 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Funny - Ein Scherz zuviel  »

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Did You Know?


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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Very Dramatic!
10 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie was okay if you like a kind of movie that every scene is about sex and fighting. It has a nice storyline they just could lived without some of that stuff. Andrew McCarthy is very scary looking in this movie, if you want to get scared over some guy popping out of nowhere, well this wouldn't be the first movie I would recommend, but maybe the second.

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