4.9/10
7,006
56 user 19 critic

The Pallbearer (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Rosten
Stars: George Katt, Danny Trejo, Caroline Macey
Alienated II (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After seeing a UFO, a man and his skeptical wife are forced to confront their relationship issues.

Director: Brian Ackley
Stars: George Katt, Jen L. Burry, Taylor Negron
Turnabout I (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface.

Director: E.B. Hughes
Stars: George Katt, Waylon Payne, Peter Greene
Percentage (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city's top criminals.

Director: Alex Merkin
Stars: Cam'ron, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A detective works to solve a case involving a young deaf boy and a web site that's run out of a home that once belonged to a serial killer.

Director: Alex Merkin
Stars: Terrence Howard, Peter Fonda, George Katt
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three friends struggle to maintain their hedonistic lifestyles as they approach 30. Delving into their story, we become subjected to their inane theories, absurd philosophies and warped sense of humor.

Director: Chris Kiros
Stars: George Katt, Tiffany Shepis, Clayton Stocker Myers
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Jesse and Jen are married. And split up the night before their old pals' annual Halloween party. They go, and it's a mess. Instead of celebrating life and career successes, the four early-... See full summary »

Director: Josiah Signor
Stars: Gregory Perri, Amelia Martin, Christopher J. Domig
In the Gray (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Undercover narcotics officer Yancy is always faced with difficult decision-making when it comes to his work, but the lines become even more blurred when other factors come in to play. His ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Holloway
Stars: George Katt, Lee Arenberg, Chad Lindberg
Sweetzer (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Wayne Reynolds
Stars: Wayne Reynolds, Bryan Callen, Jorge Garcia
Red Sheep (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Red Sheep explores the complexities and depths of subconscious emotions like jealousy, fear, rage, guilt and pride through an abstract and metaphysical kaleidoscope. After taking his own ... See full summary »

Director: Amos McKay
Stars: George Katt, Jonathan Regier, Sarah Taurchini
In Montauk (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The hardest choices in life are the ones we think we'll never have to make.

Director: Kim Cummings
Stars: Nina Kaczorowski, Lukas Hassel, George Katt
Swinger (2016)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Adam and his wife goes to their annual swingers-trip to spice up their middle class life, but meeting the young Patricia, makes up for some problems, since love and jealousy is not allowed in the swingers-club.

Director: Mikkel Munch-Fals
Stars: Martin Buch, Mille Dinesen, Rasmus Botoft
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Tom's Mother
...
...
Lauren
Jean De Baer ...
...
Aunt Lucille
...
Philip DeMarco
...
...
The Job Interviewer
...
Jared
Robin Morse ...
Sylvie
Tony Machine ...
The Undertaker
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigo Desconhecido  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

When the mother is making instant coffee, the jar label is turned between shots. See more »

Quotes

Brad Schorr: Did you have sex with the dead guy's mother?
Tom: Don't make a big deal out of it!
Brad Schorr: Did you tell Scott?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scream 3 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Listen Here
Written by Eddie Harris
Performed by Eddie Harris
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simple, but nice
16 February 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The Pallbearer will be compared with The Graduate. A graduate (Tom, played by David Schwimmer), only one year later, has an affair with an older woman. She is the mother of a dead guy named Bill. Tom did not know Bill but the mother thinks he was his best friend. He plays along. The affair starts but Tom is really in love with a younger girl named Julie (Gwyneth Paltrow). So far this is a lot like The Graduate and in my opinion this wasn't a good part of the movie although it had its funny scenes.

The comparison with The Graduate holds on in the main plot-line may be, but The Pallbearer takes a different way in the way it is shown to us. I liked how the movie developed from that moment on. Especially the ending is well-chosen.

David Schwimmer was a better lead than I expected, he wasn't that bad. Most funny scenes were happening because of him. Gwyneth Paltrow was lovely and for me she made sure I liked the movie a little more. It is not very good but it has a couple of good laughs, a nice story and a nice chemistry between Schwimmer and Paltrow.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?