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Enid Is Sleeping (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 17 May 1991 (UK)
Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »

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Maurice Phillips
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Perkins ... Jane
Judge Reinhold ... Harry
Jeffrey Jones ... Floyd
Maureen Mueller ... Enid
Rhea Perlman ... Mavis
Brion James ... Trucker
Charles Tyner ... Man at Indian Burial Site
Henry Jones ... Old Man
Michael J. Pollard ... Motel Manager
James Lashly ... Gas Station Attendant
Nicholas Love ... Robber #1
Alex Chapman Alex Chapman ... Robber #2
Luce Rains ... Fireman (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
Deena-Marie Consiglio Deena-Marie Consiglio ... Mary Lou (as Deenie Dakota)
Maurice Phillips ... Cop at Indian Road Sign
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Storyline

Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with a heavy object. One disaster after another ensues, as they attempt to make Enid's death look like an accident. Written by Rob Hartill

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Enid caught her husband cheating with her sister. Now the red-hot lovers are hiding a stone-cold stiff. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Over Her Dead Body See more »

Filming Locations:

Espanola, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Is being released on TV as "Over Her Dead Body. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film exists in two versions, the shortened release version and the full-length director's cut. See more »

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Features Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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MARY'S WORLD
Written by Chip Kinman & Tony Kinman
Performed by Blackbird
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Weekend at Bernadette's
26 January 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

This is sort of a distaff "Weekend at Bernie's", only it's set in small-town New Mexico and there are cops instead of crooks. It ends up being darker and drier. "Bernie's" may be wackier, but this film is funnier in the long run, I think.

Elizabeth Perkins is a platinum blonde this time out, and looks even cuter than she usually does. She's a winning comedienne and is well teamed with Judge Reinhold and Jeffrey Jones. They could have been Lamour, Hope and Crosby starring in "The Road to Roswell" but thankfully that's a bit of New Mexico we don't get to see for a change.

Once upon a time, the inconvenience of a dead body was considered a topic worthy of the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, in one of his rare comedies, "The Trouble With Harry" ("Is He's Dead"), and more recently it has been a lesser plot point for the National Lampoon in the original and still riotous "Vacation".

Live comics stiff all the time, but dead ones are always good for a laugh.


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