Passed Away 1992 PG-13 CC

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When their father dies unexpectedly, an eccentric family is drawn together. But old wounds and new revelations make the siblings' reunion a test of endurance.

Starring:
Bob Hoskins, Blair Brown
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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Passed Away

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Genres Comedy
Director Charlie Peters
Starring Bob Hoskins, Blair Brown
Supporting actors William Petersen, Diana Bellamy, Don Brockett, Helen Lloyd Breed, Patricia O'Connell, Sally Gracie, Ruth Jaroslow, Alice Eisner, Maureen Stapleton, Pamela Reed, Tim Curry, Louis Mustillo, Ann Shea, Peter Riegert, Tristan Tait, Blair Brown, Sara Rue, Deborah Rush
Studio Hollywood Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Good fun movie.
MsMaddie
You will laugh and you will identify with this loony tune bunch.
!Gano
I love the movie, one to watch over and over again.
mayemaye1

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By !Gano on May 27, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
This movie had me laughing out loud! A truly crazy family made up of siblings Bob Hoskins (the oldest, experiencing a midlife crisis), Frances McDormand (the rebel nun), William Petersen (pretty boy attempting to fill his father's shoes) and Pamela Reed (divorced but not telling the family) reunite for the funeral of their father. Each brings (and wrestles with ) their own insanity at the funeral. You will find at least one character that mimics someone from your own family. Silly, slightly controversial, and downright hysterical in moments. You will laugh and you will identify with this loony tune bunch. Peter Riegert is wonderful as is Nancy Travis and Maureen Stapleton; in fact the entire cast is great. A comedy that should be seen at least once.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1999
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I love this movie. The brother in this movie is an idiot. What kind of a person throws a recent heart attack victim a surprise party!?!?!?! Tim Curry is not to be missed! His infamous "Cat-suit grope" scene is worth the price!!! I highly recommend this!!!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "gemquality" on May 27, 2001
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To Some~ This Movie may not be a Comedy of Comedy's, but "It Was Good For A Laugh~!" and "I liked it!", because it was 'FUNNY', Black or Not~? it had hilarious aspects that some Families experience when one of their relatives has "Passed Away"~ and it had some 'Truisms' that could be considered "Black" for some, but shouldn't be in Today's Society. Having been in the Funeral business some years ago, I've seen ~'Things Happen'~ and maybe some weren't Funny at the Time, but Later everyone Laughed~ This Movie makes you smile & Laugh Today and Tommorow~! Life's to Short not to~! "If you want nudity, sex or violence, your in the Wrong Seat", Butt If you Like to Laugh~! Then Watch, rent or Buy "Passed Away" Today @ Amazon~ "!=="IT IS GOOD FOR A LAUGH~!" :~)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Janice Bohlen on April 19, 2003
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Wonderful, funny movie that I have watched over and over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Lloyd on January 28, 2006
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Like the movie "Parenthood" which is directed by Ron Howard, this movie is also painfully true to life. Johnny is a lost hero. An everyday hero making some wrong choices but in the end making THEE right choice which is why "you always end up in the right place, but you make getting there so interesting". And that's what this move is. An interesting, funny trip through one families insanity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JDavisNYC on August 13, 2013
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I have this movie on VHS and Laserdisc. I really wish it would get a proper NTSC DVD release. I remember seeing the trailer for this movie on another movie (Noises Off) some 20 years ago when I was like 13 years old and I went to my local video store and by luck they had Passed Away. I must have rented this movie several times during the 90's. It's a charming and funny movie about a family that has all kinds of problems. Bob Hoskins is Johnny (he's the oldest) who's tasked with keeping the family together after the death of his father (Jack Warden). Maureen Stapelton plays his mother who's getting on in years and she deadpans one of the funniest lines in the movie when she's in the limo with Johnny going to the burial. Only complaints I would have is Tim Curry is not in it nearly enough and the small subplot with Nora is a bit dumb (but it does lead to one of the funniest scenes in the movie that I will only refer to as "the muscle reaction". Overall how ever you can view this movie, you should. It's a good movie to watch on a weekend or something.
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By Anthony P. Haley on July 6, 2014
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I've always like Bob Hoskins and I bought this movie for my children. I hope they like it as much as I do!
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