Checking Out (1989 film)

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Checking Out
Checking Out FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by David Leland
Produced by Ben Myron
Garth Thomas
George Harrison
Denis O'Brien
Written by Joe Eszterhas
Music by Carter Burwell
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Edited by Lee Percy
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $31,000 US

Checking Out is an American comedy film, made in 1989, directed by David Leland and starring Jeff Daniels.[1]


Ray Macklin is obsessed with his own mortality. When a close friend suddenly dies of a heart attack at a barbecue, Ray becomes convinced that every ache, pain and twinge he experiences is a sign of his own impending death. His unjustified fears lead him into ever more extensive hypochondria.

DVD release[edit]

MGM released a full screen DVD in 2003. Image Entertainment released a new DVD of the film, as well as a Blu-ray of the film on January 18, 2011.


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