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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 »


Michael Schroeder


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

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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


"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.




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Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accademia mortuaria See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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Landmark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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As funny as a corpse
7 August 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

It's one thing to try and rip off "Police Academy", but it's another thing to put a spin on your rip off that concerns a very delicate subject - death, corpses, and the mortuary business. Oh, it's possible to generate laughs with those subjects, but it takes a lot of careful thought and execution, which is entirely missing from "Mortuary Academy". What will strike most viewers is how drained of energy most of the movie is, generating instead a sombre and grim feeling that doesn't exactly induce laughter. It doesn't help that the whole package feels unfinished - there are a number of confusing moments that suggest linking footage was never filmed for one reason or another. The movie has a somewhat interesting cast, but all the participating actors seem as weary and dejected as the movie's atmosphere, so even they can't milk any humor out of the material. It's no surprise then that the movie apparently spent several years on the shelf after being completed before being dumped on video and instantly forgotten.

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