D.O.A. is a 1988 very loose remake of the 1950 film noir of the same name, sharing the same premise but otherwise having a different story and characters.
The film was directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, the creators of Max Headroom, and scripted by Charles Edward Pogue. The writers of the original film, Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene, share story credit with Pogue.
It stars Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, and Charlotte Rampling and featured Timbuk 3 playing one of their songs in a bar scene. The movie was filmed in Austin, Texas and San Marcos, Texas.
The tag line for the film is:
Someone poisoned Dexter Cornell. He's got to find out who. He's got to find out why. He's got to find out because in 24 hours, he'll be Dead On Arrival.
A man staggers into the police station to report a murder. When the desk sergeant asks who was murdered, he answers: "I was."
That man is Professor Dexter Cornell (Dennis Quaid), who then sits down to video tape his account.
Thirty-six hours previously,...