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Milo 55160 (2004)

Milo 55160, Heaven's loneliest and busiest bureaucrat spends his days processing disoriented, confused and angry Newly-Deads. One day he meets a boy named Will, a Near-Dead, someone ... See full summary »

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David Ostry

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David Ostry
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Credited cast:
Jean Bradley Jean Bradley ... Intake Worker
Mark Caven ... Hedges
Jack Epplett Jack Epplett ... Dead Soul (Voice Actor)
Robert Fawn Robert Fawn ... Intake Worker 2 (Voice Actor)
Kirstin Rae Hinton ... Rachel (as Kirstin Hinton)
Graham Kartna Graham Kartna ... Will
Louise Kelly Louise Kelly ... Newly Dead Voice 2 (Voice Actor)
Patrick McKenna ... Milo 55160
Art Mitchell Art Mitchell ... Haunting Voice 2 (Voice Actor)
Anne Page Anne Page ... (as Anne Tager Page)
Alec Stockwell Alec Stockwell ... Mr. Blue
Marshall Uretsky Marshall Uretsky ... Restless Soul 2 (Voice Actor)
Greg White ... Co-Worker #4
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Milo 55160, Heaven's loneliest and busiest bureaucrat spends his days processing disoriented, confused and angry Newly-Deads. One day he meets a boy named Will, a Near-Dead, someone struggling to stay alive on earth. When Will mysteriously disappears, Milo embarks on a journey through the afterlife that changes him, literally, forever. Written by Anonymous

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Eternity is a long time to wait for a promotion

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Drama | Short

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Quite brilliant
21 March 2006 | by eolas_pellorSee all my reviews

Death has been getting it's cinematic millage in, lately. The popularity of TV shows such as "Six Feet Under" and "Dead Like Me" have shown that the topic has legs for the entertainment industry. "Milo 55160" is David Ostry's short entry into the field, and has a quirky, bemused quality that makes it highly appealing.

Patrick McKenna plays Milo 55160, Death's "worker of the month" and, seemingly, a shoe-in for "worker of the year." He is a grey, monotone bureaucrat in a twenty-first century, outsourced, organization. He shuffles some papers, asks a few questions, and stamps the forms of the newly dead with no more than a "Welcome to Heaven" to usher them into the afterlife.

One day, he encounters a problem not covered by the rulebook -- a Newly Dead boy named Will, who has brought a red yo-yo with him. (We all know, without being told, that "you can't take it with you," but Milo is flummoxed.)

Summoned to the office of one Hedges, the Angel of Death, Milo is told he should just take the yo-yo off the boy, and sever his last tie to Earth. But Milo, who has never missed anything about life, suddenly has qualms about his job.

Perhaps the denouement is a little predictable, but the competent journeyman cast handles it well. The directing is tight, and the art direction quite brilliantly handled. Very worthwhile viewing.


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Canada

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English

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7 June 2004 (Canada) See more »

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CAD16,000 (estimated)
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