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Mortuary Academy (1988)

R | | Comedy | May 1988 (USA)
"Police Academy" clone, about some nerds who inherit an academy for morticians, which is run by a corrupt closet necropheliac. Of course, the most incompetent students possible are accepted... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Schroeder

Writers:

Paul Bartel (screenwriter), Bill Kelman (as William Kelman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Kennedy ... George Miller Esq. (as R.D. Kennedy)
Christopher Atkins ... Max Grimm
Perry Lang ... Sam Grimm
Gary Veney Gary Veney ... Mailman
Bruce Wagner ... Schuyler
James Daughton ... Yuppie at Car Lot
Megan Blake ... Tammy
Dona Speir ... Nurse
Kymberly Paige Kymberly Paige ... Nurse
Rebekka Armstrong Rebekka Armstrong ... Nurse
Laurie Ann Carr Laurie Ann Carr ... Nurse
Nedra Volz ... Helen
Zane W. Levitt Zane W. Levitt ... Baby Casket Creditor (as Zane Levitt)
Paul Bartel ... Paul Truscott
Mary Woronov ... Mary Purcell
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Storyline

"Police Academy" clone, about some nerds who inherit an academy for morticians, which is run by a corrupt closet necropheliac. Of course, the most incompetent students possible are accepted, so that the academy will fail, and all sorts of wacky hijinks ensue. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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You're Dead. They're Delighted.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accademia mortuaria See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Landmark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Referenced in Out of the Dark (1988) See more »

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Bury this one
21 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ripping off the Police Academy movies, Mortuary Academy is about a pair of witless brothers named Grimm who inherit from their uncle both a large funeral home and a training school for morticians. I wasn't crazy about The Loved One which is always cited as THE film about the funeral business but it's Citizen Kane next to this one.

Christopher Atkins and Perry Lang are the brothers who inherit, but they're not licensed morticians and those pesky state laws require a license and a bit of training. So the brothers have to go to their own school where the current ones running the home want to see them fail.

That would be Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov who like things as they are where they are looting the business and pushing it to bankruptcy. Bartel also has a nice taste for necrophilia and his scenes cross over into the gross as he thinks he found the woman of his dreams, a teen virgin who died accidentally. Cross over quite a distance I might add.

I'm not sure Police Academy movie fans will even like this one.


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