Passed Away

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For the compilation by Dr. Dog, see Passed Away, Vol. 1.
Passed Away
Passed Away FilmPoster.jpeg
Promotional poster
Directed by Charlie Peters
Produced by Larry Brezner
Timothy Marx
Written by Charlie Peters
Cinematography Arthur Albert
Edited by Harry Keramidas
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • April 24, 1992 (1992-04-24)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4 million

Passed Away is a 1992 American ensemble comedy film directed and written by Charlie Peters.


Jack Scanlan is a union leader who returns to work after having a heart attack. His son Frank arranges a welcome back surprise party for Jack, which more than surprises him, as he has a heart attack and dies. His large, dysfunctional family is brought together and finds themselves dealing with all of their emotional baggage.

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 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 maybe or not have been their late father's mistress. It is a chance for everyone to get acquainted or reacquainted and it's all in the family.



The movie gained negative reviews.[1][2] It holds an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Box office[edit]

The film was not a success.[3]


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