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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 ... Baby Casket Creditor (as Zane Levitt)
Paul Bartel ... Paul Truscott
Mary Woronov ... Mary Purcell
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"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:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Academia mortuoria 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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Who thought necrophilia would be this Funny? (It wasn't really)
15 July 2009 | by Bill357See all my reviews

One thing I never thought I'd see was Paul Bartel having passionate sex with a corpse. Thanks to this film, that which I thought impossible has become reality and I don't think I'll ever be able to close my eyes again without seeing the sight of a topless pot-bellied Bartel atop a beautiful dead teenage girl on the beach with his lips locked onto hers.

Believe me when I tell you that this sounds funnier than it really was. This movie is one long, tasteless, and painfully unfunny necrophilia joke. However, there are some sporadically amusing moments

A great cast is mostly wasted. Perry Lang continues (after The Hearse) his lustful pursuit of older women, only this time with more success, while Christopher Atkins tries hard and fails to fully explain why he's even in this movie. Caesar Romero and Wolfman Jack are here to collect a paycheck. Tracy Walter, Mary Waronov, and the rest do try hard.

The best performance is that of Stoney Jackson as the token black guy, who manages to be the funniest thing in this movie despite his lamentable rapping skills.

I'll give Mortuary Academy some credit though. I didn't hate it and it has perhaps the strangest Bar Mitzvah scene ever attempted in a motion picture.


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