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
Starring
Music byCarter Burwell
CinematographyIan Wilson
Edited byLee Percy
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$31,000 US[1]

Plot

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.

References

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