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The Pallbearer (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 May 1996 (USA)
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A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town.

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Storyline

Chaos unfolds as Tom is roped into being a pallbearer (and delivering the eulogy!) by the mother of a recently deceased "friend" from high school that he just can't remember. In the meantime, an unrequited love from high school (NOT the dead guy's girlfriend) reappears in his life. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy about life-long crushes, mistaken identity and one really bad eulogy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigo Desconhecido  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The roller coaster Tom and Julie ride is actually the Blue Streak, which is located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

The legal pad Tom scripts his phone call on is yellow in medium shot and white in the closeup inserts. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Abernathy: [In restaurant, in front of Julie and her parents] So, this is Julie! Why don't you tell her, Tom, what you did to your best friend's mother?
Tom: He wasn't my best friend. I hardly knew him!
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Written by Eddie Harris
Performed by Eddie Harris
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A film the US does well
13 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film for the 1st time last night and immediately thought, "how did I miss this one". The obscurity of the film was even mirrored by the fact that it doesn't even show in my timeout encyclopedia. Not being a huge "Friends" fan I used to be a little sceptical of Schwimmers talents but after seeing this film I must say that he's growing on me.

This is the type of film that I love to see Americans making. It reminded me of "Sideways" and "Nobody's fool". Great lines executed by a good cast. Hershey is very sexy and I wanted Tom to choose her over Paltrow, I know I would of.

I laughed a fair few times and would probably watch this again in a couple of years time on a rainy Yorkshire afternoon.


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