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Dead Funny (1994)

R | | Drama | 21 May 1994 (USA)
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Viv comes home from work and finds her boyfriend Reggie pinned to her kitchen table with a long knife. Who murdered him?

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John Feldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Peña ... Viv Saunders
Andrew McCarthy ... Reggie Barker
Paige Turco ... Louise
Blanche Baker ... Barbara
Allison Janney ... Jennifer
Adelle Lutz Adelle Lutz ... Mari
Novella Nelson ... Frances
Lisa Jane Persky ... Sarah
Michael Mantell ... Harold
Patricia Scanlon ... Woman from Brooklyn (as Patty Scanlon)
Tanya Berezin Tanya Berezin ... Next Door Neighbor
Ken Kensei ... Yoshi
Bai Ling ... Norriko
Samuel Baird Samuel Baird ... Know-It-All Painter
Carol Schneider ... Woman at Picnic
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Viv returns to her apartment and finds her boyfriend Reggie murdered in the kitchen. At first, she suspects this is another one of his elaborate practical jokes. During a harrowing series of visits by friends and acquaintances, Viv experiences flashback after flashback, leading her to piece together exactly what happened. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Some people just can't take a joke See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Funny - Ein Scherz zuviel See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Soundtracks

Playing with Knives
Performed by Leigh (Little Queenie) Harris
Music by Sheila Silver
Lyrics by Stephen Kitsakos
Produced by Leigh Harris
Courtesy of Argenta Music (ASCAP)
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Dead Funny
20 February 2006 | by rdjenkins-4See all my reviews

I loved this film. Elizabeth Pena is wonderful and so is Andrew McCarthey.

The story is one of romance and mystery. Pena's boyfriend (McCarthey) is dead and neither she nor the audience knows why. We follow a recounting of their relationship told in flashbacks. Pena tries to figure out what happened a while trying to keep a grip on herself. Almost a comedy of errors. Things are not always what they seem, especially in love.

This is a well-written indie that has been sadly overlooked. The closing credits are underscored by a wonderful rumba-flavored song by "Little Queenie" that makes you shake it up while raising goose-flesh.


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