Dead Man on CampusAugust 21, 1998
Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 5.7/10 (8,085 voted)
Critic's Score: 27/100
Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery
Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the "if your roommate dies, you get an A" clause, and decide to find someone who is "on the verge" so to speak to move in with them.
Writers: Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder
Tom Everett Scott
(as Jeff T)
Roommate Wanted…For a Limited Time Only
Release Date: 21 August 1998
Filming Locations: 7th Street Bridge, Modesto, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,704,688
(23 August 1998)
(22 November 1998)
Did You Know?
To boost ticket sales for this film in the theater, its US release was timed with the start of the new college school year in late August 1998.
Boom mic visible:
When Cliff O'Malley falls off a balcony after throwing water balloons the second time around and Josh and Cooper run over to him you can see the shadow of a mike boom.
I can hear my heartbeat through my penis!
Animal House for the 90's
This film is one of the most underrated films i have ever seen. The
film follows 2 roommates Coop and Josh and there plan to have a
roommate kill himself so they can achieve straight A's. Although that
storyline only comes in the second half of the film for the first half
we just spend the time in college with the boys. The chemistry between
the 2 leads is great and Mark Paul Gosselar sort of plays his role as
Zack from SBTB for a more adult audience ( which i thought was genius),
his charisma meant that I was never bored.why he never broke into the A
list I don't know. but its all politics. It is one of the most quotable
films i have ever seen,with so many great characters The comedy here is
not for everyone but if you like films which don't take themselves
seriously then this is for you. The soundtrack is also great and has
Dust Brother as executive producers would you believe it (they did the
soundtrack for fight club among others) The icing on the cake though is
Cliff O Malley the insane party Animal who really should have got more
screen time, he makes every scene he is in and I was just crying with
laughter, he really is a match for Bluto. This film is great to watch
with a bunch of mates I give it 9/10