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As Good as Dead (1995)

Susan switches identities with her new friend Nicole, so that Nicole can pay for her medical bills with Susan's insurance. Then Susan finds herself trapped in her new identity when Nicole ends up dead under questionable circumstances.

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Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Crystal Bernard ... Susan Warfield
Judge Reinhold ... Ron Holden / Aaron Warfield
Traci Lords ... Nicole Grace
Carlos Carrasco ... Eddie Garcia
George Dickerson George Dickerson ... Mr. Edgar Warfield
Daniel McDonald ... Thomas A. Rutherford
Scott Williamson ... Dr. Sullivan
Jerry Bernard Jerry Bernard ... Funeral Director
Thomas Prisco Thomas Prisco ... Hospital Technician
Daniel Shriver ... Roger
Myrna Niles ... Mrs. Connor
Kathleen Marshall ... Crosswell Receptionist
Thomas W. Ashworth ... Ralph Langford (as Tom Ashworth)
Jack Forcinito ... Chris Corzo (as Jack Verell)
Ivonne Coll ... Mexican Woman
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Storyline

Susan Warfield is new to Los Angeles. Fortunately for her, she's just made a new friend, Nicole. Unfortunately Nicole doesn't have private medical insurance. You see, Nicole has a stomach ulcer which is causing her severe pain. When Susan rushes her to hospital, the doctors will not operate on her because of her insurance status. Susan has a brilliant idea - Nicole can borrow her medical card, pretend to be Susan, and have her operation immediately, whilst Susan goes on holiday's, pretending to be Nicole.. All is well, there's no way Susan could be caught cheating the system. Shockingly Nicole (whose pretending to be Susan) mysteriously dies after her operation. This means that Susan Warfield is, according to the government, dead. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amistad fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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When Susan is leaving the phone booth at airport the taxi she gets in is a Station Wagon, when she arrives at her building the taxi is a 4 door Crown Victoria. See more »

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Excellent Cult movie!
5 September 2003 | by watt1975See all my reviews

If you are a cult addict like me, you'll love this film. This movie is from the same director who did the 70's cult film "Bone" (which i highly recommend). I love strange, cheesy, campy movies...And this is definitely one of them. If i wanted something serious or mainstream, I'd go rent a Julia Roberts film (that's if I could stand her). This movie is not to be taken seriously and it's pure enjoyment from beginning to end. Not a dull moment. Plus, Traci Lords is in it... how could you not expect it to be a campy movie? I'm waiting for this one to come out on DVD to add to my cult collection.


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