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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Kyle
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Kelly
Aeryk Egan ...
Pickle
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Guidance Counselor
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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

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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

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 »

Goofs

When Cooper breaks into the Admin building to steal the student records, he approaches a filing cabinet and tries to open it and says it's locked. However, the lock on the filing cabinet at the top is ejected, which is an indication that the file cabinet drawers are unlocked. If the cabinet was truly locked, the lock would have been pushed in. However, this could be deliberate - Cooper isn't exactly the brightest bulb; it's possible he just doesn't know how to properly open a file cabinet. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Fried Chicken And Coffee
Written by Blaine Cartwright
Performed by Nashville Pussy
Courtesy of Amphetamine Reptile Records
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Animal House for the 90's
30 May 2004 | by (Oxford England) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the most underrated films i have ever seen. The film follows 2 roommates Coop and Josh and there plan to have a roommate kill himself so they can achieve straight A's. Although that storyline only comes in the second half of the film for the first half we just spend the time in college with the boys. The chemistry between the 2 leads is great and Mark Paul Gosselar sort of plays his role as Zack from SBTB for a more adult audience ( which i thought was genius), his charisma meant that I was never bored.why he never broke into the A list I don't know. but its all politics. It is one of the most quotable films i have ever seen,with so many great characters The comedy here is not for everyone but if you like films which don't take themselves seriously then this is for you. The soundtrack is also great and has Dust Brother as executive producers would you believe it (they did the soundtrack for fight club among others) The icing on the cake though is Cliff O Malley the insane party Animal who really should have got more screen time, he makes every scene he is in and I was just crying with laughter, he really is a match for Bluto. This film is great to watch with a bunch of mates I give it 9/10


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