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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 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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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

Cortland 'Cort' van Owen: [Cortland's just about to insert the fish toxin into Joanna during the scuffle in the basement] Come here, come here! I'm not gonna lie to you, darling: this is really gonna hurt!
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Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: Frank Darabont (2010) See more »

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Great and timeless movie!!!
21 April 2006 | by ritaskeeter-1See all my reviews

This really is one of my favourite films and is definitely the best Tim Matheson film I have seen so far. If you haven't seen it then I can't recommend it enough! The sequel to this film isn't as good but worth watching if you enjoyed the first. Scenes where Tim Matheson's character is seen to move when inside a zipped up body bag in the morgue, and when he is on the undertaker's embalming table are chilling, and when he eventually wakes up after he's been buried and subsequently digs his way out, the film totally delivers on its promise to thrill. The music when he's stumbling through the cemetery is just perfect and will have you rooting for him as he plots his revenge on his uncaring wife. MUST SEE! :-)


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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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