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Nur über meine Leiche (1995)

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After being unfaithful to her one time too much, Fred's wife has him shot dead by a killer. However, Fred manages to persuade Death to make a deal: He'll receive back his life if he frees ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Wischnewski
Rita Hauser
Ulrike Folkerts ...
Felix Eitner ...
David Michael Williamson ...
Claudia Schlenger ...
Klaus Stiglmeier ...
Sanitäter 1 - Paramedic #1
Josef Hannesschläger ...
Sanitäter 2 - Paramedic #2
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Michael Schreiner ...
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Uwe Rohde ...
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Zuhälter 1 - Pimp #1


After being unfaithful to her one time too much, Fred's wife has him shot dead by a killer. However, Fred manages to persuade Death to make a deal: He'll receive back his life if he frees from their misery three women whose hearts he had broken at lifetime. This task is not easy, but he receives help from wallflower Rita and from his mother who has been dead for five years... Written by Michael Hohmuth <>

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31 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Over My Dead Body  »

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Did You Know?


The Bayerischer Rundfunk was unwilling to finance a movie in which a naked turkey represented a dead person's soul, so the turkey was put into a dress. See more »


Rita's brace is missing during the last third of the movie. A cut scene showed her losing it when the spirit of Fred's ex-wife departs her body. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits the Killer (Udo Kier) whispers his last words: "Das Leben geht weiter (life goes on)" See more »


Remade as Over My Dead Body See more »

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Bizarre and rather silly comedy with lots of good laughs
5 November 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The only thing this movie has in common with the standard German comedy is the fact that Katja Riemann is in it. Apart from this, it is really a unique trait - with very macabre and sometimes outright silly humor. Director Rainer Matsutani is better known for the one episode he did for the original Lexx series (the movie series, not the TV series that followed) and his taste for the fantastic and bizarre clearly shows in this black comedy, too. Fred is such a disgusting character that one is almost tempted to genuinely like him, as is his horrible wife Charlotte. If you're looking for an unusual German production, give this one a try (unless you're afraid of turkeys, of course...)

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