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Dead Man on Campus (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  21 August 1998 (USA)
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

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Josh
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Cooper
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Rachel
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Cliff
Randy Pearlstein ...
Buckley
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Matt
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Kristin
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Zeke
Mark Carapezza ...
Hank
Jeff Tarpley ...
Jerry (as Jeff T)
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Kelly
Aeryk Egan ...
Pickle
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the "if your roommate dies, you get an A" clause, and decide to find someone who is "on the verge" so to speak to move in with them. Written by Christy

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Roommate Wanted...For a Limited Time Only

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un cadavre sur le campus  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,704,688 (USA) (21 August 1998)

Gross:

$15,062,898 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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Trivia

Professor Durkheim is presumably named after the French sociologist Emile Durkheim, who was the first academic to study suicide extensively. See more »

Goofs

When Cooper and Josh are breaking into the library at night, Cooper wraps the rope around a support beam. When Josh takes up the slack to lower Cooper into the library, the rope he is holding dangles loosely down, revealing it to not be taking any weight and also showing it's not wrapped around the beam. He also doesn't move at all when Cooper drops in and supposedly puts about 180 pounds of weight on the other end of the rope that Josh is holding. See more »

Quotes

Cliff: They hate it when you do this.
[shoots gun at cops]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Cliff and Zeke make a final appearance. See more »

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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Wish (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Super Bon Bon (Propellerheads Mix)
Written by Sebastian Steinberg, Mark De Gli Antoni (as Mark Degliantoni), Mike Doughty (as Michael Doughty) & Yuval Gabay
Performed by Soul Coughing
Courtesy of Slash Records / Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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not to be taken seriously
5 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Dead Man on Campus is a movie that need not be taken too seriously. Deadman on Campus is full of stupid jokes and typical junk from any "college comedy" like this. The cast Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott were excellent choices. Deadman on Campus is entertaining and fun movie for those who don't take anything too seriously.


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