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Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers (1989)

R | | Comedy | 11 October 1989 (USA)
A doctor and a mortician have teamed up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using gangster money loaned for "remodeling." When they can't pay it back, the Mafia guy sends his nephews ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Mostow

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Jonathan Mostow (story), P.K. Simonds (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vic Tayback ... Lou
Frank Gorshin ... Doc
Art Metrano ... Vic
Rodney Eastman ... Freddy
Warren Selko Warren Selko ... Vincent
Keone Young ... Don Ho
Brooke Bundy ... Mona
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allison Barron Allison Barron ... Julie
Tom Bate Tom Bate ... The Plugger
Dave Bean ... Reporter
Alan Berger Alan Berger ... Robber #1
John Frederick Bryant John Frederick Bryant ... Mourner in church
Linda Carol ... Heather
Ted Davis Ted Davis ... Male Nurse
Steven Field Steven Field ... Nunz
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A doctor and a mortician have teamed up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using gangster money loaned for "remodeling." When they can't pay it back, the Mafia guy sends his nephews to work at the funeral home to keep a watch on the debtors, but the nephews end up helping in the search for new bodies, and mayhem ensues when some undesirable types are re-animated. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flotte Jungs auf Zombiejagd See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Rodney Eastman and Brooke Bundy also appeared together in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988). See more »

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The Don is Alive!
Written and Performed by Arthur Barrow
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A yawn more than a laugh (spoilers).
22 January 2006 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers takes place at a Beverly Hills mortuary where a scientist and I suppose, a mortician, have teamed up to experiment on bringing corpses back to life. But, the experiment was funded by a loan from a local mob boss who is breathing down the second-in-command's (Vic) neck to get their loan fully repaid. But Vic's got other plans and instead, tries to buy his time by forcing his two idiot (but not totally braindead) surfer nephews to work at the mortuary and keep an eye on his debtors. But actually, they work against their uncle, promised a cut in on the expected corpse-reviving scheme that the mortician and scientist say will make them rich. Needless to say, things do not go as planned.

This movie was, for the most part, a disappointing comedy. I suppose by the animated cover art, I was expecting some stupid humor, but the film actually fails to offer many laughs, despite the potential in the story. Even the moments with the corpses running around unsupervised weren't funny. With the filmmakers having failed to take advantage of a rather idiotic series of events, it is mediocre at best.


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