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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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One of them put an end to the marriage, until the other came 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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Trivia

According to John Carpenter on the audio commentary for Vampires (1998) that director Frank Darabont (who are very closed friends and Frank had a cameo in that film) asked Carpenter to play as a truck driver. Carpenter turned the offer down because he stated that he would only play a character that is about to or is killing someone or he's in bed with a beautiful woman. 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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Connections

Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: Frank Darabont (2010) See more »

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Buried Alie.. Brilliant
1 June 2011 | by info-69-196356See all my reviews

I remember seeing this on VHS video, scared the pants off me. Great acting and totally believable. Not suggested for people who don't enjoy that suffocating feeling. Highly recommended for those who love horror films.

It shows what people will do for money and I believe a real event around this film took place in the US. Scary stuff that makes you think how low people will go.

Top marks for Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Matheson, believable characters.Gripping story line full of suspense.Highly recommended and I believe you can now get this film on DVD. One to treasure.


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