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Checking Out (1989 film)


Checking Out (1989 film)

Checking Out
Directed by David Leland
Produced by Ben Myron
Garth Thomas
George Harrison
Denis O'Brien
Written by Joe Eszterhas
Starring Jeff Daniels
Melanie Mayron
Michael Tucker
Kathleen York
Ann Magnuson
Allan Havey
Danton Stone
Stephen Tobolowsky
Music by Carter Burwell
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Edited by Lee Percy
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • 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.

Plot summary

Ray Macklin (Daniels) 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

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

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