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Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | | Comedy | 21 August 1998 (USA)
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

Director:

Alan Cohn

Writers:

Anthony Abrams (story), Adam Larson Broder (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Everett Scott ... Josh
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Cooper
Poppy Montgomery ... Rachel
Lochlyn Munro ... Cliff
Randy Pearlstein Randy Pearlstein ... Buckley
Corey Page ... Matt
Alyson Hannigan ... Lucy
Mari Morrow ... Kristin
Dave Ruby Dave Ruby ... Zeke
Mark Carapezza Mark Carapezza ... Hank
Jeff Tarpley Jeff Tarpley ... Jerry (as Jeff T)
Jason Segel ... Kyle
Linda Cardellini ... Kelly
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Pickle
Judyann Elder ... Guidance Counselor
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Storyline

Josh, (Scott) a college student on a scholarship, gets taught the about crazy nightlife of being in college by his unreliable roommate Cooper (Gosselaar) and fails his midterms due to being unprepared. With Cooper's father no longer willing to pay his son's way through college, and Josh needing to keep up his grades or risk losing his scholarship, the two learn of a hidden clause in the school's rules that basically says "if your roommate commits suicide, you get straight A's." Since neither are willing to do so, they instead decide to invite a suicidal colleague in. - and push him over the edge. Written by Damon

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Taglines:

Roommate Wanted...For a Limited Time Only

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Man on Campus See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,704,688, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$15,064,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,064,946
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally scheduled to be released in August 1997. See more »

Goofs

When cliff is in the high speed pursuit with the cops he fires his gun.

But during 3 of the shots you can clearly see that no bullets are being fired. See more »

Quotes

Cliff: I really shouldn't be driving, I have a suspended license.
Cooper: Really? For what?
Cliff: Attempted vehiclular manslaughter... whatever the FUCK that means!
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Crazy Credits

The opening sequence consists of diagrams of how to commit suicide as they would look if they were questions on a college midterm. See more »

Connections

Referenced in V.C.R. (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Want To Be With You
Written by Mike Hawker & Ivor Raymonde
Performed by Jeordie White (as Twiggy) & Twiggy
Produced by Jeordie White (as Twiggy Ramirez) & Sean Beavan
Twiggy Ramirez performs courtesy of Nothing Records, Inc.
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oscar worthy
6 January 2003 | by teddyryanSee all my reviews

DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS is by far one of the top ten comedies I have ever seen. This type of humor is impeccable. Pure genius. And Mark Paul G was enthralling, easily mastering the subtle nuances of a stoner student gone bad. My God. I really would like to sit down and have some beers with the creators. And, the guy that played Cliff. He should only play that role for the rest of his career.

See this movie. And if you don't laugh, you're just not on the right page. I'm sorry.


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