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Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 17 November 1993 (USA)
A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

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Jonathan Wacks

Writer:

Chuck Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Christmas ... Mr. Abner
Steve Buscemi ... Ed Chilton
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Judge Fearson
Sam Sorbo ... Storm Reynolds (as Sam Jenkins)
Ned Beatty ... Uncle Benny
Gary Farmer ... Big Lar
Robert Harvey ... Mr. Anderson
John Glover ... A.J. Pattle
Miriam Margolyes ... Mabel Chilton
Jon Gries ... Rob Sundheimer
Dawn Hudson ... Telemarketer
Eric Poppick ... Sam Halibut
Rance Howard ... Rev. Praxton
Warren Munson ... Uncle Bill
Carol Schlanger ... Aunt Sophie
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Storyline

Ed misses his mother who has been dead for a year. He has lived almost his whole life with his mother, so when a stranger appears one day from a company called "Happy People Ltd." and claims that they can bring his mother back for 1 000$, he doesn't think long before he agrees. But everything doesn't go as it should go. For a while everything is fine and Ed's mother bakes cakes and takes care of him, exactly as before. But then she starts to act more and more strangely. Pealing potatoes in the fridge, repainting the kitchen over night, chasing dogs for meals, jumping over fences and other things that ordinary old mothers usually don't do. And when Rob (who was sent to jail by Ed's mother) appears, things really start to get out of hand. Written by Mika Perl <mikap@ctrl-c.liu.se>

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A family reunion with some minor complications.

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Horror | Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buen apetito, mamá See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Ed's mother's glasses as she jumps the fence. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Praxton: Ed, I like to grease the highboard better than anyone and if it was just four or five guys, I'd have no problem with that, but when I come home and find her doing the two-back beast with the entire church council, well by God, that's going too far - especially since half the council is women! That's when I take a stand. That's when I'm counted as a man! That's when I throw my balls up over my shoulder and charge into the fire!
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Crazy Credits

Found near the end of the credits about a character who died in a nasty way: Rob Sundheimer...dead but not forgotten. See more »

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References Dead Alive (1992) See more »

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Everything Right is Wrong Again
Performed by They Might Be Giants
Written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh
They Might Be Giants Music
Administered by W. B. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.
Courtesy of Metrotone/Restless Records
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lifeless black comedy
4 August 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Momma's boy Ed Chilton (Steve Buscemi) has been mourning his dead mother (Miriam Margolyes) for a year. He lives with his maternal uncle Benny (Ned Beatty) and inherited her hardware store. A. J. Pattle (John Glover) from "Happy People Ltd." offers to resurrect his mother for $1000. Pattle finds the body in pieces after organ donations and the price is raised to $2500. His mother returns but she becomes more and more odd. Benny is a peeping Tom who spies on hot neighbor Storm Reynolds but she's interested in the weird Ed. Rob Sundheimer returns into their lives. He was put in prison for stealing from Ed's mother but has been released early.

I like the concept. It has good potential for a black comedy especially with Steve Buscemi at the lead. However the script from Chuck Hughes has no snap and the directions from Jonathan Wacks has no style. The promise is never fulfilled.


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