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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

[reconsiders killing Joanna and Cort with a shotgun]
Clint Goodman: Too easy.
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Connections

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

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Above average TV shocker...
29 October 2005 | by Chromium_5See all my reviews

Interesting revenge movie, with a dark tone that sucks you in from the start, a creepy soundtrack that fits the movie perfectly, beautifully designed sets, and great acting from the three leads, especially Leigh as a truly despicable person. You really feel for Matheson's character and are rooting for him to take revenge on his evil wife... until he actually takes revenge on her. Then the movie gets weird. All of a sudden Matheson dons gloves and a welder's mask, turning into a Jason-like movie monster, and we have no idea what he's up to. After being on his side throughout the movie, we're suddenly watching from the perspective of his wife and her lover, wondering what the heck is going on. When his revenge is finally revealed, it's mighty far-fetched (it involves completely remodeling the house, which he manages to do in a few hours), and somehow out of place for his character, at least as we've seen him so far. He's even more sadistic than his wife. Still, it's meant to be a shocker, and it shocks. Definitely worth watching, if you're into that sort of thing.


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