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Buried Alive (1990)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Clint Goodman
... Joanna Goodman
... Cortland 'Cort' van Owen
... Sheriff Sam Eberly
Jay Gerber ... Quintan
... Bill Scorby
... Reynolds
... Earl
... Helen Eberley
... Billy
Milt Hamerman ... Coroner
... Foreman
... Attorney
James Scally ... Priest
... Fire Captain
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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 »


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9 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Till Death Do Us Part  »

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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 »

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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 »

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[reconsiders killing Joanna and Cort with a shotgun]
Clint Goodman: Too easy.
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Referenced in Becker: Take These Pills and Shove 'Em (1998) See more »

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Worth a look.
22 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a film, which although having a somewhat implausable story line, is

entertaining enough to keep you watching until the end. Joanne (Jennifer Jason Leigh) plays the villianess of the film, administering the poison in an attempt to kill her husband and make off with the loot. She plays the part well, right up to the last part of the film which ends in an unliely manner with the interior of the house undergoing structural changes which would take weeks to do in real life.

Notwithstanding this it does enough to be worth watching, indeed I have seen it on several occasions when there has been nothing to watch on the TV.


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