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Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

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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.

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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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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

Ed's Mother: I'm sorry, we don't have any tea, WANT SOME OF THIS?
[Raises chainsaw]
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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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While not a movie for everyone, give this one a shot!
23 August 1999 | by ralyinSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie on late-night cable; and instantly fell in love with both this film, and the talent of Steve Buscemi. Viewing this movie is HIGHLY entertaining. Although, I have discovered, while watching with groups, that this movie is not for everyone. Some of my friends feel as though it is TOO unbelievable a storyline, making it hard to watch. I feel as though the unrealistic concept is WHAT makes this movie the gem that it is. I also feel as though the supporting cast is fantastic... Of course, it doesn't have the greatest acting in the world...and once again, that is part of its' cultish charm!


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