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Just Buried (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 25 July 2008 (Canada)
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A young man inherits a nearly bankrupt funeral home from his estranged father. He falls in love with the alluring young mortician, only to find out she's offing people to keep the place in business!

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Chaz Thorne

Writer:

Chaz Thorne
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Baruchel ... Oliver Whynacht
Sergio Di Zio ... Jackie Whynacht
Nigel Bennett ... Chief Knickle
Thomas Gibson ... Charlie Richmond
Reagan Pasternak ... Luanne
Slavko Negulic Slavko Negulic ... Armin Imholz
Graham Greene ... Henry Sanipass
Rose Byrne ... Roberta Knickle
Jeremy Akerman ... Rollie Whynacht
Craig Wood Craig Wood ... Lawyer
Gay Hauser Gay Hauser ... Waitress
Brian Downey ... Pickles
Martha Irving ... Mrs. Imholz
Bill Wood Bill Wood ... Crispin Imholz
Leah Randell Leah Randell ... Cindy (as Leah Randall)
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Young adult brothers Jackie and Oliver Whynacht head to small town Elder's Bluff for their father Rollie Whynacht's funeral, he a man they haven't seen since they were children or really ever knew. Part of what they didn't know is his business, he who owned and ran a funeral home. Four similarly aged people are convened to view the video will - Jackie, Ollie, Rollie's dumb blonde trophy wife Luanne, and Rollie's mortician/the town's coroner Roberta Knickle - they who all learn that Ollie, in the proverbial pure luck of the draw, inherits everything, most specifically the funeral home. Subsequently in private with the lawyer, Ollie learns that Rollie rigged the draw to choose him, who Rollie felt, as the always nervous lost soul of the four which has not changed since he was a child, needed something like the funeral home to focus his abilities. In speaking with the funeral home staff who solely includes Roberta and Jack-of-all-trades Henry Sanipass, Ollie further learns that the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Roberta pushes Armin Imholz's dead body down the hill. When she examines the dead body as the coroner after it is found, the body is nowhere near a hill. See more »

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Groovin' Tonight
Written and Performed by Scotty Bones
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Dark comedy that means what it says.....
14 February 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

This funeral home based dark comedy is somewhat of a rarity. It does not pull any punches, at times is gritty, and resolves itself with quite a satisfying ending. The fact that other than Graham Greene's character, no one will elicit any sympathy just adds to the fun. If you like death as a motivation for personal gain, then "Just Buried" is a must see. The acting and character development is quite good for this limited budget endeavor. It is funny, never boring, and at times unpredictable. The conclusion especially is surprisingly original. I recommend this black comedy for both it's creativity and entertainment value. - MERK


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Canada

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English | German

Release Date:

25 July 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Pushing Up Daisies See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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