Passed Away

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For the compilation by Dr. Dog, see Passed Away, Vol. 1.
Passed Away
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Directed by Charlie Peters
Produced by Larry Brezner
Timothy Marx
Written by Charlie Peters
Starring Bob Hoskins
Jack Warden
William L. Petersen
Nancy Travis
Pamela Reed
Tim Curry
Cinematography Arthur Albert
Edited by Harry Keramidas
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates April 24, 1992
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,030,793

Passed Away is an American ensemble comedy film from 1992.


A large, dysfunctional family is brought together for a surprise birthday party for patriarch Jack Scanlan. Jack dies from a heart attack from the surprise and the family remains for the subsequent funeral.

Everybody's assorted issues are brought to light. There is eldest son Johnny, a tree surgeon who wants more adventure in his life. There is his brother Frank, a labor leader who wants to live up to his father's expectations. There is sister Tracy, a dancer, her gay ex-husband Boyd and the embalmer Peter who is in love with her. There is a literal sister, Nora, a nun based in Latin America.

And there are unfamiliar faces, too, like a woman named Cassie who turns up at the funeral and may or may not have been their late father's mistress. It's a chance for everyone to get acquainted or reacquainted and it's all in the family.



The movie gained mixed reviews.[1][2]

Box Office[edit]

The film was not a success.[3]


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