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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Jeff Tarpley ...
Jerry (as Jeff T)
Aeryk Egan ...
Guidance Counselor


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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Clifford 'Cliff' O'Malley: Whoa. Which one of you painted this?
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Clifford 'Cliff' O'Malley: It's soooo smooth.
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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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