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D.O.A. (1988)

Dexter Cornell, an English Professor, becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dexter Cornell
... Sydney Fuller
... Mrs. Fitzwaring
... Hal Petersham
... Gail Cornell
... Bernard
... Cookie Fitzwaring
... Nicholas Lang (as Rob Knepper)
... Graham Corey
... Detective Ulmer
... Detective Brockton
... Elaine Wells
Karen Radcliffe ... Jane Corey
... Chief Resident
Lee Gideon ... Mr. Fitzwaring
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Dexter Cornell, an English Professor, becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his students, Sydney Fuller. Written by Rob Hartill

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Someone poisoned Dexter Cornell. He's got to find out who. He's got to find out why. He's got to find out now. In 24 hours, he'll be Dead On Arrival.

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Mystery | Thriller

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18 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Dead on Arrival  »

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$12,706,478
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The movie's directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel are married. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Dex shoots the villain, who falls out of a window. Dex shot the villain in the front and the villain took several steps backwards without turning around. The next shot shows the villain very obviously jumping out of the window by running up to it facing forward and spinning around in the air. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fitzwaring: How did you know about Nick?
Dexter Cornell: I'm psychic.
Bernard: Good. Then you know what's going to happen to you.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Touchstone Logo is in black & white and the logo's flash is accompanied by a thunder clap. See more »


Soundtracks

LIFE IS HARD
Written by Pat MacDonald
Performed by Timbuk 3
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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awesome remake !cool ,awesome stars, great cast!!
29 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an awesome remake of the original by the same title. The movie was cool,despite the fact, I hate new ones! All of the cast was awesome . It has great cast and an awesome plot!! The main plot is a man is poisoned and he has to solve his own murder , neat eh?!Dennis Quaid is the man who is "D.O.A"(in other words Dead On Arrival).He finds help with his friends, but everyone is now a suspect!!Dennis's character has several hours to find out who poisoned him. The movie is quite fast and full of action. You can see two other big stars in Meg Ryan(City Of Angels,Courage Under Fire) and Daniel Stern(Home Alone, Very Bad Things,Bushwhacked) in supporting roles in this awesome ,cool remake of a classic movie!!


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