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Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | | 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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Dave Ruby ...
Mark Carapezza ...
Jeff Tarpley ...
Jerry (as Jeff T)
Aeryk Egan ...
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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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un cadavre sur le campus  »

Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


To boost ticket sales for this film in the theater, its US release was timed with the start of the new college school year in late August 1998. See more »


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 »


Cooper: I need my Jimmy!
Josh: No Jimmy, repeat: no Jimmy.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, names of cast and crew appear as answer choices on a Scantron test form and booklet. See more »


Version of Dead Man's Curve (1998) See more »


We Still Need More (Than Anyone Can Give)
Written by Daniel Goffey, Gaz Coombes, Michael Quinn & Robert Coombes
Performed by Supergrass
Produced by Dust Brothers (as The Dust Brothers)
Supergrass performs courtesy of Parlophone & EMI Records Limited
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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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