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Dead Man on Campus
Dead Man on Campus
Actors: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro, Randy Pearlstein
Director: Alan Cohn
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     1999     1hr 36min

TWO COLLEGE FRESHMAN FIND AN OBSCURE COLLEGE RULE THAT AWARDS A'S TO STUDENTS WHOSE ROOMMATES COMMIT SUICIDE. NOW ALL THEYNEED TO FIND IS A SUICIDE ROOMIE.

     

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Actors: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro, Randy Pearlstein
Director: Alan Cohn
Creators: David Gale, Gale Anne Hurd, Maggie Malina, Adam Larson Broder, Anthony Abrams, Michael Traeger, Mike White
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: School Days, Drama
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/09/1999
Original Release Date: 08/21/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 08/21/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Shannon R. (StephanieMorelli)
Reviewed on 8/4/2008...
This movie is humorous. It's about a few men sharing a dorm space together in college. They test the old legend/rumor that if your roommate dies that you automatically pass. It has the guy who played Zack in "Saved by the Bell" and Tom Everett Scott from "That Thing You Do" in it. It's got many of the typical college party situations in it also.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

First of all...I really liked this movie.
Rick Gagliano | Milwaukee Wisconsin | 02/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First of all...I really liked this movie. I am sure some of you are saying..."what you got to be kidding", well, no I am not. This story is based upon an age old falsehood that states "if your college roommate kills them self in college, the surviving roommate gets a 4.0". Here you have Gosselaar (the old ZAK on `Saved by the Bell') partying like crazy in college and living with Scott, who is easily distracted by Gosselaar. Well the distractions take their toll and both Gosselaar and Scott are headed for collegiate non-return status, when they hear the 4.0 story. Now if you have been on a college campus as long as I have, you will come across a great deal of students who claim this is true and that it has happened to a friend of theirs at some college...well, you are mistaken..it never happened and never will. But that doesn't mean you can't make a movie out of it. If you like offensive jokes, off-the-wall humor and can handle laughing out loud (in public) at scenes that you should not be....then this movie is for you. Bottom line...if your roommate is depressed, then go ahead and take them to see this film, they will laugh so hard that they will forgot their worries (at least for a few moments.)"
A BIG surprise, really funny movie !
Louie Shaw | Boston, MA USA | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught "Dead Man on Campus" one night on The Movie Channel, I didn't think it was gonna be that good, but damn I was in for a surprise. This movie is hilarious. Two college students,Cooper and Josh, are on a mission to find "Mr.Z". "Mr.Z" is the most homicidal, suicidal and genocidal guy on campus. You see, if your roomate kills himself you automatically get a 4.0 GPA. First, they get a guy named Cliff O'Malley,then mayhem and laughter insues, to provide some of the funniest parts in the movie. Cliff doesn't work out so next they get Buckley. Buckley is, well....a little paranoid. See, Buckley has a conspiracy theroy that Bill Gates is after his brain. This character is also hilarious, but he doesn't work out either. Finally they go for Matt, a punk rocker (his band:"Kiss My Ass")who is always depressed.Well, enough said...all in all this movie is hilarious and I'm really glad I saw it. I highly, highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Below I see 3 or 4 negative reviews....I don't know how anyone could hate this movie at all. It must have been a "bad day" or "that time of the month" I guess. GO SEE THIS MOVIE !~"
Morbidly Funny
Greg Hughes | 10/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was expecting this movie to be pretty stupid, but I was quite surprised. This story actually made me laugh out loud in places, and I had a constant smile on my face.Two students are in a predicament. They face expulsion from college unless they can take advantage of a loophole that will grant them perfect grades: the traumatic death of a roommate.So the two students come up with a plan. They go through a list of possible candidates (the most unstable students on campus), ask them to move in, and then attempt to drive them into committing suicide. Things don't go as smoothly as they expect. You will probably recognise the two main characters from other "wacky" comedies from the past. To me, "Dead Man on Campus" is like a combination of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Weekend At Bernie's". The two students, caught in a dilemma of their own making, attempt to use the easy way out: (someone elses) suicide.Although the premise is bizaare and macabre, I found "Dead Man On Campus" one of the least offensive of the "college comedies"."