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I Sell the Dead (2008)

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A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Quint
Fanny Briers
Daniel Manche ...
Young Arthur
Eileen Colgan ...
James Godwin ...
Old Man
Ronnie (as Joel Garland)
Jack Flood
Alisdair Stewart ...
Heather Bullock ...
Valentine Kelly
Chris Shaw ...
Howling Man


18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy. Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes. Written by Anonymous

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Never Trust A Corpse


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eu Vendo os Mortos  »

Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,529 (USA) (7 August 2009)


$7,066 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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"A good cast is worth repeating!" appears just before the end credits, referencing the catch phrase of Universal Studios in the 1920's and early 30's. Though it appeared on every genre they made, Universal produced a dozen or so classic horror films during that time that are being referenced with this quote. See more »


During the drinking contest, the flagon that Fanny uses to signal the start of the contest changes between the time that she picks it up and the time she begins to drink from it. See more »


Arthur Blake: You be careful of dreams, Fanny. They'll lead you down a garden path and into a ditch before you know it. The Fortune of War Pub? Filled with people who followed their dreams. Look what they got to.
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Blake and Grimes
30 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The story has been told in other movies too. But the way it is handled here (with the humor) seems far superior to other movies (even a recent one, made by Landis). The story is more or less told in a reverse way, which makes you wonder a few things (or maybe you will guess where it is heading quite early on).

The acting is really great and even the small role by Mr. Pearlman is just great. You couldn't imagine anyone else playing that role. He really is on par with Dominic M., who just is great in this one. There is life after "LotR" and "Lost" after all. And he is one of the guys who can say he made the most of it (not to mention his engagement with the wonderful Evangeline Lilly)!

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