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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

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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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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

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

Buckley Schrank: If you see that guy, kick him in the balls!
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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

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

Soundtracks

Organizized
Written by Spider One (as M. Cummings), Dorian Heartsong (as D. Heartsong),
Allan Pahanish Jr. (as A. Pahanish, Jr.), Adam Jeremy Williams (as A. Williams) & Jordan Cohen (as J. Cohen)
Performed by Powerman 5000
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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not that bad
11 April 1999 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

A friend dragged me to this film when it came out at the theater, but I had absolutely no desire to see it. I left pleasantly surprised, but over time I began to wonder if it was just my mood or my low expectations that made it seem halfway decent. I watched DMOC again the other day, curious as hell, and found that I liked it just as much the second time. This is definitely not an academy award winning movie, but it is quite a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I was afraid I was going to get stuck seeing that wacko Cliff guy make an ass of himself and the other two for 90 min., but luckily he was only in it for a minimal amount of time. Instead, the movie focused mainly on the relationship that develops between Cooper and Josh, as they both take on aspects of each other's personalities. It's a pretty relevant film for anyone living in a dorm; most college students should be able to relate to at least some of the situations Cooper and Josh get themselves into. And, unlike a few others who have commented, I did find some humor in several of the scenes. How could you not laugh when that "depressed" musician pulled out a brush and started singing "cabaret" into it? Overall, if you're not expecting much, you won't be disappointed. In fact, you might actually LIKE it.


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