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I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!

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The Thief
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Maylinda Austed
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Cemetery Caretaker
Michael Greene ...
Tom Harris
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Teenage Hooker
Roberta Hanley ...
Housewife
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Cemetery Cop
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Loan Secretary
Robert Musselman ...
Eartha Kitt's Escort
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Eartha Kitt's Piano Player (as Marvin Lorence)
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Shopkeeper (as Lord Hienrich 'Binky' Alcoa III)
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Loan Office Cop
Megan Odebash ...
Wardrobe Mistress (as Megan Odabash)
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Undertaker
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Assistant Undertaker
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A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!

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I Awoke Early the Day I Died  »

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Really Good Fun!
28 March 2003 | by (London, England.) – See all my reviews

I am not a huge fan of camp kitsch and the "so bad it's good" type of viewing. However, I really like this film for its fun factor and - believe it or not - it's innovation.

The whole thing has a ring of John Waters and is boundlessly enthusiastic, but with some superb actors and considered direction making the most of the slapstick and styalised movements. Billy Zane moves with incredible expression (see the scene on the bus for a text-book lesson in how to use movement) and is framed by some unexpected stars.

You may not like this film, you may not enjoy it, but if you get the chance to watch it, then spare the time because chances are you will end the film with a confused smile on your face, and a new perspective on the sense of humour of some big stars. Highly reccomended.


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