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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
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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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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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Just saw the movie on TV
27 October 2004 | by (Tecate, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Unique film, certainly breaks the mold of mainstream movies without going into the 'art film' category. This is another example of Ed Wood's weird but entertaining film making style. He never forgot that movies were entertainment, but also made sure his movies showed us twisted and surreal takes on life that get the viewer hooked without the formulaic approach most Hollywood movies take - regardless of the genre.

It's a shame the movie isn't available in the US and that it wasn't released in theaters. I just saw it here in Mexico on a movie channel called movie planet, not sure it's available in the U.S. but if you van get your hands on the movie, it's worth seeing.


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