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12 Hilarious Films That Weren’t Supposed To Be Funny

15 March 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In rough cut, Jaws The Revenge had one of the funniest endings ever as the Great White attempted to play chicken with Lorraine Gary’s boat, only to end up impaled on the broken prow. Fearing a disaster, the producers cut the scene from the original theatrical version, which seemed to end with the shark exploding for no clear reason.

If they’d left the scene intact, however, they might’ve been able to sell the picture as a good bad movie. Sound unlikely? That’s exactly what happened when Mommie Dearest (1981), an overwrought adaptation of Christina Crawford’s account of growing up as Joan Crawford’s adopted daughter, left audiences rolling in the aisles.

Viewers were amused by Faye Dunaway’s Ott impersonation of the Hollywood legend, particularly in a sequence where she whips her daughter with a coat hanger while uttering the immortal line, “No wire hangers – Ever! »

- Ian Watson

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