4.9/10
7,486
59 user 20 critic

The Pallbearer (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 1996 (USA)
Trailer
2:18 | Trailer
A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town.

Director:

Matt Reeves
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Since girlhood, TAYLOR has believed that love and marriage are the most important events in every woman's life. Now she's 35 and single with no prospects in sight. As Taylor and her friends... See full summary »

Director: Richard Waterhouse
Stars: Sarah Blevins, Jamie Anderson, Heather Stewart
Hitman's Run (1999)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A former mob hitman, now in witness protection, is forced to come out of retirement when his family is threatened by his cohorts. He teams up with a skateboarding kid, who has a computer ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Eric Roberts, Esteban Powell, C. Thomas Howell
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A tender tale of four boys who are rapidly coming to terms with school, bullies, friendship, and loyalty. Not to be limited by a poor upbringing, they tap their immense creativity and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Arbouet
Stars: Karen Pittman, Frances Turner, Lynn Cohen
The Family (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Its hard for a family to stay together when killing is in their blood!

Directors: Joe Hollow, Wolfgang Meyer
Stars: Mark Hanson, Joe Hollow, Angie Stevenson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jesse and Jen are married. And split up the night before their old pals' annual Halloween party. They go, and it's a mess. Instead of celebrating life and career successes, the four early-... See full summary »

Director: Josiah Signor
Stars: Gregory Perri, Amelia Martin, Christopher J. Domig
In the Gray (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Undercover narcotics officer Yancy is always faced with difficult decision-making when it comes to his work, but the lines become even more blurred when other factors come in to play. His ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Holloway
Stars: George Katt, Lee Arenberg, Chad Lindberg
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Rosten
Stars: George Katt, Danny Trejo, Caroline Macey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three friends struggle to maintain their hedonistic lifestyles as they approach 30. Delving into their story, we become subjected to their inane theories, absurd philosophies and warped sense of humor.

Director: Chris Kiros
Stars: George Katt, Tiffany Shepis, Clayton Stocker Myers
Alienated II (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

After seeing a UFO, a man and his skeptical wife are forced to confront their relationship issues.

Director: Brian Ackley
Stars: George Katt, Jen L. Burry, Taylor Negron
Percentage (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city's top criminals.

Director: Alex Merkin
Stars: Cam'ron, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames
The South End (1997)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Riccardo DiLoreto
Stars: George Katt, Linda Shing, Carmine Giovinazzo
Raining Hell (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Blood is the tie that binds. Underneath the surface of a sleepy country town, a brutal drug war rages as rival crime syndicates battle to control the heroin supply that's fueling a rural epidemic.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Stefanie Barbato, Juliana Martinez, J. Christian Ingvordsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Schwimmer ... Tom Thompson
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Julie DeMarco
Michael Rapaport ... Brad Schorr
Toni Collette ... Cynthia
Carol Kane ... Tom's Mother
Michael Vartan ... Scott
Bitty Schram ... Lauren
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ... Suzanne DeMarco
Elizabeth Franz ... Aunt Lucille
Mark Margolis ... Philip DeMarco
Barbara Hershey ... Ruth Abernathy
Edoardo Ballerini ... The Job Interviewer
Matthew Faber ... Jared
Robin Morse Robin Morse ... Sylvie
Tony Machine Tony Machine ... The Undertaker
Edit

Storyline

Chaos unfolds as Tom is roped into being a pallbearer (and delivering the eulogy!) by the mother of a recently deceased "friend" from high school that he just can't remember. In the meantime, an unrequited love from high school (NOT the dead guy's girlfriend) reappears in his life. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about life-long crushes, mistaken identity and one really bad eulogy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigo Desconhecido See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,319,236, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$5,656,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,656,388
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax, The Chess Club See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Schwimmer was so busy filming the mock that he missed his Friends (1994) co-star Lisa Kudrow's wedding. See more »

Goofs

The legal pad Tom scripts his phone call on is yellow in medium shot and white in the closeup inserts. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Abernathy: [In restaurant, in front of Julie and her parents] So, this is Julie! Why don't you tell her, Tom, what you did to your best friend's mother?
Tom: He wasn't my best friend. I hardly knew him!
See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies by TV Stars (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Viva Tirado - Part I
Written by Gerald Wilson
Performed by El Chicano
Courtesy of MCA Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delicate soufflé of comedy and melancholy
17 November 2003 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

The tone of this film is really difficult to convey on paper. It manages to successfully capture the elusive appeal that David Schwimmer has from time to time; it's easy for his sad-sack personality to grow annoying and pathetic, but this script managed to walk that line. The scenes of embarrassment and shame never seem overdone or cheap, and serve the story well. I especially like the down-to-earth, realistic beauty that Gwyneth Paltrow always brings to a role; she never seems like a movie star playing a real person. Because of Schwimmer's brief tenure as a star with buzz, this was seen as a box office failure, but it was never the kind of movie likely to rake in huge bucks. For what it is, a small, thoughtful, offbeat romantic comedy, The Pallbearer is a winner.


27 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 59 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed