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Checking Out (1989)

Checking Out (1989)




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A paranoid hypochondriac (Jeff Daniels) believes that his own death is only hours away after he witnesses a friend's heart attack while at a barbecue.
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HandMade Films

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Jeff Daniels
as Ray Macklin
Melanie Mayron
as Jenny Macklin
Michael Tucker (I)
as Harry Lardner
Ann Magnuson
as Connie Hagen
Allan Havey
as Pat Hagen
Felton Perry
as Dr. Duffin
Ian Wolfe
as Mr. D'Amato
John Durbin
as Spencer Gittinger
Adelle Lutz
as Dr. Helmsley
Beth Barish
as Heaven Singer
Allan Rich
as Dr. Haskell
Danton Stone
as Dr. Wolfe
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Pharmacist
Matthew Hurley
as Joey Macklin
Neal Fugate
as Heaven Singer
Courtney Sonne
as Mo Macklin
Joe Gosha
as Andrews
Mark Lowenthal
as Phillips
Janet Jeffries
as Heaven Singer
Randi Pelish
as Spencer's Driver
Dean Abston
as Security Guard
Adam Karwowsky
as Heaven Singer
Ruth Manning
as Dr. Duffin's Receptionist
William Kerr
as Policeman
Doug Koth
as Workman
Dan Leegant
as Drunk
Douglas Koth
as Workman
David Byrne
as Bartender
Kristen Trucksess
as Stewardess
Martin Doyne
as Surgeon
Randy Pelish
as Spencer's Driver
Benjamin Wendel
as Young Ray
Kevin Mockrin
as Young Pat
Jimi Wisner
as Pat Hagen Jr.
Denis Wisner
as Denis Hagen
Kirsten Trucksess
as Stewardess
Lydia Nielson
as Mrs. Feldman
John Cherrod
as Coffin Truck Driver
Andrea Walker
as Heaven Singer
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Critic Reviews for Checking Out

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

An absolutely interminable piece of work...

Full Review… | June 3, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Too broad, ultimately botched, but constantly watchable.

July 8, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Checking Out


Jeff Daniels struggles with hypochondria in a black comedy. It's a poorly made movie that is neither funny or watchable. Let's just say that there is a good reason why you probably have never heard of it. (First and only viewing - 7/15/2008)

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