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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.

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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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Roommate Wanted...For a Limited Time Only

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

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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Un cadavre sur le campus  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,704,688, 23 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,062,898, 22 November 1998
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Jason Segel who plays Kyle and Alyson Hannigan who plays Lucy would later go on to play Marshal Erikson and Lily Aldrin-Erikson (husband and wife) in How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014) See more »

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When Cliff O'Malley falls off a balcony after throwing water balloons the second time around and Josh and Cooper run over to him you can see the shadow of a mike boom. See more »

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Cliff: [Josh is about to drink yellow liquid] That one's not beer!
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During the opening credits, names of cast and crew appear as answer choices on a Scantron test form and booklet. See more »

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Referenced in Undeclared: Truth or Dare (2002) See more »

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Your Lucky Day In Hell
Written Mark Oliver Everett (as E) & Mark Goldenberg
Performed by Eels (as Eels)
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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pee-your-pants hilarious
25 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I rented this with my friend one night, some years ago, I still consider it the best comedy I've seen in my entire life. We were literally in pain all through out the film, we laughed so hard that for most of the movie we were on the floor holding our stomachs! Then we watched it again right after and then the next day and laughed as hard as the first time. I remember Mark-Paul Gosselaar from Saved By The Bell, I had no idea he could be this funny. The cast is diverse and completely wild, especially the possibly-suicidal-roommate candidates that the two main characters are trying to lure to stay with them. Corey Page (from Heartbreak High) is completely phenomenal as the over-the-top angsty, brooding goth-rocker Matt and Lochlyn Munro (Charmed) is just too much as the crazy frat guy Cliff, these two guys gave us the best laughs. Also I liked the relationship between the main characters, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott. It's that kind of "lets go do something stupid together" kind of thing and you can also see they really care about each other. As a hilarious comedy, the movie also has a little depth to it towards the end, which i really liked.

Also for Buffy fans there is Alyson Hannigan who is a great comedic actor as you can see from the American Pie-movies and of course from Buffy.

If you like the Pauly Shore-type of humor, and crazy ideas and general crazyness, you should love this film. There wasn't a moment during, that I wasn't completely thrilled to be watching it. I give it 10+!


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