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Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 17 November 1993 (USA)
A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

Director:

Jonathan Wacks

Writer:

Chuck Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Christmas ... Mr. Abner
Steve Buscemi ... Ed Chilton
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Judge Fearson
Sam Sorbo ... Storm Reynolds (as Sam Jenkins)
Ned Beatty ... Uncle Benny
Gary Farmer ... Big Lar
Robert Harvey ... Mr. Anderson
John Glover ... A.J. Pattle
Miriam Margolyes ... Mabel Chilton
Jon Gries ... Rob Sundheimer
Dawn Hudson ... Telemarketer
Eric Poppick ... Sam Halibut
Rance Howard ... Rev. Praxton
Warren Munson ... Uncle Bill
Carol Schlanger ... Aunt Sophie
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Storyline

Ed misses his mother who has been dead for a year. He has lived almost his whole life with his mother, so when a stranger appears one day from a company called "Happy People Ltd." and claims that they can bring his mother back for 1 000$, he doesn't think long before he agrees. But everything doesn't go as it should go. For a while everything is fine and Ed's mother bakes cakes and takes care of him, exactly as before. But then she starts to act more and more strangely. Pealing potatoes in the fridge, repainting the kitchen over night, chasing dogs for meals, jumping over fences and other things that ordinary old mothers usually don't do. And when Rob (who was sent to jail by Ed's mother) appears, things really start to get out of hand. Written by Mika Perl <mikap@ctrl-c.liu.se>

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A family reunion with some minor complications.

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Horror | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buen apetito, mamá See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Ed's mother's glasses as she jumps the fence. See more »

Quotes

Ed Chilton: My mother was a hardware man, and she taught me it was better to be a hammer than a nail.
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Crazy Credits

Found near the end of the credits about a character who died in a nasty way: Rob Sundheimer...dead but not forgotten. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Performed by The Golden Palominos
Written by Anton Fier / Mark Miller
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Courtesy of Metrotone/Restless Records
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You'll either HATE it or LOVE it (like I did)
11 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Rarely on IMDb do you see such divergent reviews--lots of HATED ITs and LOVED ITs but not so many scores in between. I think this is because to love it, you MUST be the sort of person that can appreciate sick, over-the-top comedy--like I do! This is similar to the movie EATING RAOUL, but it seems to be better written and acted.

The film begins with Ed limping through life well after the death of his beloved mother. He's obviously in a funk and can't seem to get her early death out of his mind. Then, completely out of the blue, a guy dressed in a white suit walks into Ed's hardware store and offers to bring Ed's mom back from the dead! All this only in the first few minutes of the movie! Yes, it does have some mildly gross moments (though most is described, not shown) and some VERY kooky moments (such as the newly revived Mom chasing dogs and cats up and down the street with a riding mower after she gets a taste for BLOOD). Not everyone's cup of tea, to be sure, but if you like 'em wild and irreverent and off-color, you MUST give this movie a try--if you can find it! This was not released to the theaters (wimps!) and is hard to find on tape--you'll probably need to order it, like I did.

One reviewer compared this movie, unfavorably, to DEAD ALIVE. I saw both films and thought ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER was a much funnier and less disgusting film. I also didn't think the plot was stolen, though there are a few similarities, I grant you. DEAD ALIVE is more like an EVIL DEAD/NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD film (complete with ALL the gore) while ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER has almost no gore and is more funny to me (though I am sure opinions will vary).

UPDATE: This film has been shown a lot on Showtime recently, so if you have the channel keep an eye out for it.


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