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Buried Alive (1990)

A husband finds out that his wife and her lover are trying to kill him.

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

David A. Davies (story), Mark Patrick Carducci (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Matheson ... Clint Goodman
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Joanna Goodman
William Atherton ... Cortland 'Cort' van Owen
Hoyt Axton ... Sheriff Sam Eberly
Jay Gerber Jay Gerber ... Quintan
Wayne Grace ... Bill Scorby
Donald Hotton ... Reynolds
Brian Libby ... Earl
Peg Shirley ... Helen Eberley
David Youse ... Billy
Milt Hamerman Milt Hamerman ... Coroner
Michael Keep ... Foreman
Jan Merlin ... Attorney
James Scally James Scally ... Priest
Dale Swann ... Fire Captain
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Storyline

Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him doesn't kill him. Lucky for Clint he's buried in a cheap wooden box and he unburies himself. Just remember, Hell hath no fury like a man buried alive! Written by Robert Svacha <chisox@azstarnet.com>

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She planned on her husband's death. But not on his coming back for revenge. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Till Death Do Us Part See more »

Filming Locations:

Botswana See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the USA network. See more »

Goofs

At the morgue, when Clint is about to be embalmed, his head moves. Earl, the embalmer, says it is just a reflex and that he has seen it before. As embalmers can attest, dead bodies are known to belch, fart, twitch and, on rare occasions, sit up. This is due not to "reflex" but because of gases moving through the body and muscles contracting as chemical changes begin. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sheriff Sam Eberly: Chilly today. I should have worn my top coat. I came to pay my respects to a friend. He's buried here. Did you know him?
Clint Goodman: No.
Sheriff Sam Eberly: Died last week. Died sudden. I never... never had the chance to tell him how much our friendship really meant to me.
Clint Goodman: Maybe he knows.
Sheriff Sam Eberly: Hey, mister!
[Clint turns around]
Sheriff Sam Eberly: I don't know who you are, but don't come back here... ever.
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Not a bad movie, but had that "movie of the week" feel...
22 June 2005 | by ptripp29See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie years ago, flipping through the channels and landing on it about 10-15 minutes into it. I got interested as it progressed, kind of keeping me on the edge of my seat. It was pretty believable until you see the way Tim Matheson's character exacts his revenge on his cheating wife and her doctor lover, kind of far fetched but fun non the less. Hoyt Axton plays a good role as the sheriff. This movie is not bad late night tube fodder, and I think is worth taking a look at. Tim Matheson (Otter from Animal House fame) plays a hapless hardworking husband who does not expect that his wife is having an affair and her and her lover are plotting his demise. Tim Matheson is a great character actor and was actually the voice of Johnny Quest the Hanna Barbera action adventure cartoon of 1964-65.


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