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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 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.

Genres:

Horror | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$673, 21 November 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,097
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rev. Praxton: Ed, I like to grease the highboard better than anyone and if it was just four or five guys, I'd have no problem with that, but when I come home and find her doing the two-back beast with the entire church council, well by God, that's going too far - especially since half the council is women! That's when I take a stand. That's when I'm counted as a man! That's when I throw my balls up over my shoulder and charge into the fire!
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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 »

Connections

References Braindead (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything Right is Wrong Again
Performed by They Might Be Giants
Written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh
They Might Be Giants Music
Administered by W. B. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.
Courtesy of Metrotone/Restless Records
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A Movie well done!
20 July 2000 | by Empire-7See all my reviews

While I was flipping through the channels one day I happened upon Ed and His Dead Mother. Seeing as how it had Steve Buscemi in it I had to watch it. THANK GOD! This movie is great! Ned Beatty is absolutely hysterical in it. The way he delivers some of his one liners, is enough to make you laugh till you cry. I had the pleasure of watching this movie with absolutely no expectations, and I'm glad. If you just want to sit down and watch a really funny, and definitely original movie, I highly recommend this one!


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