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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
Roberta Hanley ...
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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Undertaker
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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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Bink e Bink
Written by Andrew M. Chukerman and Lisa Zane
Performed by Lisa Zane
Courtesy of Andazzle Music (ASCAP) and Bintar Music (BMI)
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Ed Wood is back!
15 February 1999 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the International Film Festival Of Brussels. I also met the director of the film. I heard that Ed Wood wrote the story in 10 years! I'm sure he thought his would be his masterpiece - his triumph.

Well, if you take the film seriously (like mr. Wood did) it is really one of the worst films you will ever see. And this is cool. The big joke of I Woke Up Early The Day I Died is that it doesn't even try to be a decent film.

This makes the film very, very good. The script is filled with nihilism and anarchism - a lot of black humour. Billy Zane's role is absolutely excellent. You see, this is either high art...or low rubbish.

****/*****


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