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Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | | Comedy | 21 August 1998 (USA)
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
Corey Page ...
Matt
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Kristin
Dave Ruby ...
Zeke
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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  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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Cliff: They hate it when you do this.
[shoots gun at cops]
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After the credits, Cliff and Zeke make a final appearance. See more »

Connections

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

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Sleeper
Written by Martin Merchant, Sean McCann & Robin File
Performed by Audioweb
Courtesy of Mother Records / Polydor Records Limited by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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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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