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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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"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

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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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Production Co:

Landmark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Paul and Mary strike again...
14 December 2006 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Though nowhere as original as "Eating Raoul", for those who admire that film, "Mortuary Academy" is the closest Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov ever came to duplicating that magical black comedy. If you throw out "Mortuary Academy's" absurd "Radio Werewolf" dead rock band resurrection, you are left with some outrageous dialog, especially relating to Bartel's virginal dead lover. The film does rely on some "Airplane"- type hit or miss humor, however when the campy humor gives way to black comedy, these two (Bartel and Woronov) really deliver. I rate this a solid 6.0. Comparable ratings would include "Eating Raoul" 8.0, "Chopping Mall" 5.0, and "Lust in the Dust" 5.0. - MERK


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