I Woke Up Early the Day I Died


1h 29m 1998

Brief Synopsis

An hommage to the so bad they're good epics of Ed Wood, Jr. The Thief is a transvestite who begins by escaping from a mental hospital. He finds money, but manages to lose it again at a funeral attended by a bunch of eccentrics. He devotes himself to tracking them down and murdering them one by one,

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
CQN Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

An hommage to the so bad they're good epics of Ed Wood, Jr. The Thief is a transvestite who begins by escaping from a mental hospital. He finds money, but manages to lose it again at a funeral attended by a bunch of eccentrics. He devotes himself to tracking them down and murdering them one by one, in an attempt to recover his cash.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
CQN Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography (Michael Barron) at the 1999 Avignon French-American Film Workshop.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.

Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 23-27, 1999.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 10-19, 1998.

Based on a screenplay written by the late cult director Ed Wood.

Began shooting August 1, 1997.

Completed shooting August 29, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (US premiere at the 1998 American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 23-27, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Premiere) October 22-31, 1998.)