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I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it.

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The Thief
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Maylinda Austed
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Cemetery Caretaker
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Tom Harris
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Teenage Hooker
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Housewife
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Cemetery Cop
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Loan Secretary
Robert Musselman ...
Eartha Kitt's Escort
Marvin Lorence ...
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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Assistant Undertaker
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A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it.

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I Awoke Early the Day I Died  »

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A great homage to Edward D. Wood Jr.
20 September 2003 | by (Savannah, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Ed Wood's "I woke up early the day I died" is unbelievably impossible to get a hold of, since it has only ever been released on video in Germany, but once I got myself a copy and watched it, I was happy I did.

As a die hard Ed Wood fan, I loved watching this film. In true Ed Wood film making fashion, they used cheesy props, a load of stock footage, and single takes, with continuity errors and dodgy editing.

My only question now is: where can I get my hands on a copy of the soundtrack?

The fact that this movie was even made and that so many random stars are in it just goes to show how much of an impact the "worst director of all times" had on the film industry and all that work in it!

A must see for every Wood fan, and for anyone who likes weird and dodgy movies.


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