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Death and Cremation (2010)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 10 October 2010 (USA)
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Jarod Leary
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Matt Fairchild
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Martha Leary
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Rick Waters
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Bill Weaver
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Becky Weaver
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Lindsey Weaver (as Kate Maher)
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Maria (as Karen Steele)
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Jenny Fairchild
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In a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, Stan, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders neighbors he perceives to be social bullies. Jarod, a fatherless 17-year-old high school outcast, lands an after-school job in Stan's cremation house and the two develop an unusual working relationship that quickly evolves into a partnership. As detective Matt Fairchild puts together clues from local disappearances, Stan must decide if protecting his newfound trainee is worth killing for. Written by AJI Productions

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Business is booming at the crematorium

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Jarod Leary: It's clear you don't like to deal with customers, so...
Stan: It's clear that there are no customers.
Jarod Leary: [takes Stan's newspaper and flips to obituaries] Five deaths in the last week. You're telling me all those people could afford a nice funeral?
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I Wish I Was a DJ
Written by DJ Godfather
Performed by Pittsburgh Slim
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Starring Brad Dourif...I"m in!
31 May 2012 | by (Iowa, United States) – See all my reviews

Death and Cremation is the story of a embittered teenage outcast who finds an unlikely friend in the owner and operator of Stanley Cremations. Stanley, it would seem, likes to heat up his oven to rid the town of bullies.

The movie, made for cable, is quite well made. As with any movie you'll be asked to excuse a few logic gaps and enjoy the ride. It isn't a new thing for a movie to ask you to sympathize with a killer but this one, at least from this reviewer's point of view, does well in that respect.

Brad Dourif, a veteran character actor with an impressive resume, is given the starring role and hits it out of the park! Dourif has never been insincere in his performances and this is no exception. The young actor playing his protégé was quite good, as well.

Try to catch this one! If you're a purist, however, the DVD is pan and scan.


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