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Passed Away (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 April 1992 (USA)
A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.

Director:

Charlie Peters

Writer:

Charlie Peters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Johnny Scanlan
Jack Warden ... Jack Scanlan
William Petersen ... Frank Scanlan
Diana Bellamy ... BJ
Don Brockett ... Froggie
Helen Lloyd Breed Helen Lloyd Breed ... Aunt Maureen
Patricia O'Connell Patricia O'Connell ... Mrs. Finch
Sally Gracie Sally Gracie ... Mrs. Cassidy
Ruth Jaroslow Ruth Jaroslow ... Mrs. Richfield
Alice Eisner Alice Eisner ... Aunt Sissy
Maureen Stapleton ... Mary Scanlan
Pamela Reed ... Terry Scanlan Pinter
Tim Curry ... Boyd Pinter
Louis Mustillo ... Carmine Syracusa
Ann Shea Ann Shea ... Louise
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Storyline

When Jack Scanlan passes away just before telling his son, Johnny what was really important in life, Johnny begins to wonder if he's let life pass him by. With the funeral as backdrop, all the Scanlans appear, each with an interesting situation. One of Johnny's sisters is divorced but hasn't told anyone, the sister who is a nun is now into liberation theology and has an illegal immigrant with her, and Tony is fighting for control of his father's union. Johnny and Terry (the divorced sister) both think that they may have found true love in the chaos (though what Johnny's wife thinks of it is up for grabs) as Johnny tries to make some kind of sense out of the various strains in his family. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adieu, Papa! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,030,793
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Bob Hoskins and Nancy Travis were leaving the salon, she changes the sign to open from closed, but she already had a customer in the salon for the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

Mary Scanlan: If he shot the sheriff but didn't shoot the deputy then who did?
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Soundtracks

Louie Louie
Words and Music by Richard Berry
Performed by The Kingsmen
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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So glad I didn't miss this film I've never heard of.
5 November 2011 | by cherimerrittSee all my reviews

Great film. One of the best I've seen about families, especially lots-of-sibs families; especially lots-of-sibs Irish families. Have been a fan of Bob Hoskins and Maureen Stapleton since forever and no one could have been better in these two roles. Also a fan of Peter Riegert since Crossing Delancey. What a cutie, and perfect in this one as always. Nancy Travis was absolutely precious and the sane one (sort of a surrogate daughter to the deceased) in this clan. Also became a fan of Pamela Reed tonight. Oh, and the banjo pickin' by Jim Corr, demonstrating again the magic of familiar music, especially folkloric, to bond people together. If you're Irish, this scene alone is worth the price of admission. And one more - David Futterman. Only on the screen the last ten minutes, yet nonetheless, very memorable.

No dull moments and a definite pick-me-up after five episodes of Home Land today (yes, it's great, but emotionally strenuous). Just what I needed and I recommend it highly. Thank you, Movie Channel, for airing it.


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