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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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Kyle
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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

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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

In the film, Kyle (played by Jason Segal) dates Kelly (played by Linda Cardellini). Segal and Cardellini would go on to play a couple again in TV series Freaks and Geeks in 1999, as well as date in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Cliff O'Malley falls off a balcony after throwing water balloons the second time around and Josh and Cooper run over to him you can see the shadow of a mike boom. See more »

Quotes

Matthew 'Matt' Noonan: [after he gets caught singing a show tune by Cooper] Oh fuck me!
Cooper Frederickson: What were you just doing?
Matthew 'Matt' Noonan: What? Nothing!
Cooper Frederickson: Oh no, don't tell me nothing, you were just singing a show tune!
Matthew 'Matt' Noonan: You're crazy, I'd never do that.
Cooper Frederickson: You can't be suicidal if you're singing show tunes!
Matthew 'Matt' Noonan: I am suicidal.
Cooper Frederickson: You're not even depressed!
Matthew 'Matt' Noonan: Of course I'm depressed, look at me
[hunches over]
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Crazy Credits

The opening sequence consists of diagrams of how to commit suicide as they would look if they were questions on a college midterm. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Date With A Dream
Written and performed by Johnny Reno
Courtesy of Menthol Records under license by Justice Music Corporation
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Total fun
12 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This comedy is fun. It's not meant to education; it's meant to entertain. Mark Paul Gosselaar shines as a comedic actor, and his talents were further evidenced after he was an NYPD Blue addition (a HUGE contrast from DMOC, obviously.) The premise is unique, and the acting was good. Yes, it may lag a bit in the 2nd act and the writing can become a tad labored, but nonetheless, this is a totally fun movie with great performances and hijinx. If you have not seen it, get a group of friends together who actually have a sense of humor, get some good eats, and have a blast.


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