Checking Out (1989 film)

Checking Out is an American comedy film, made in 1989, directed by David Leland and starring Jeff Daniels.[2]

Checking Out
Directed byDavid Leland
Produced byBen Myron
Garth Thomas
George Harrison
Denis O'Brien
Written byJoe Eszterhas
Music byCarter Burwell
CinematographyIan Wilson
Edited byLee Percy
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$31,000 US[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

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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