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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.

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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)  »

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Amigo Desconhecido  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the music tracks that composer 'Stewart Copeland' wrote for the film, "Bill is Dead", was later remixed for the 1998 video game "Spyro the Dragon", which Stewart also composed. It was used as the music for the Lofty Castle level, where it played at a faster pace and with a few minor differences in instrumentation. 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

Julie: I love this song.
Tom: Is that a signal?
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Love Is a Beautiful Thing
Written by Seth Swirsky
Performed by Al Green
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment
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9 July 2003 | by (home of the Alamo) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect about this movie. I remembered that it was a "bomb" when it appeared in theatres so I kept passing it by at the video store. It's often out but I'm glad that I took the time to watch it. I thought the characters were appealing & the situations they found themselves in rang true. A 25 year old floundering around, messing up with his friends was fitting. David Schwimmer isn't my favorite but the movie played to his strengths, and you can see that Gwyneth is due to break out as a star plus the rest of the cast is solid. I am especially glad that I didn't read the comments until I saw the movie. I see the negative points but if you approach the movie as a quirky romantic comedy with a dark twist you will be entertained & laugh & smile some too.


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