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Drop Dead Fred (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  19 April 1991 (USA)
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A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

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A young woman who has experienced a series of unfortunate events is reunited with Fred, her imaginary friend from childhood, who promises to make her life better -- though his methods are more violent and abusive than anything.

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Storyline

A young woman who's attempting to find her place in the world battles with her controlling mother and a womanizing husband finds comfort and confusion with the appearance of her childhood friend. It is a zappy movie that emphasizes self-actualization. Written by C. Marshall

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He makes the trouble, she takes the blame. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Release Date:

19 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fais de l'air Fred  »

Box Office

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$13,878,334 (USA)
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Trivia

The script was originally offered to Tim Burton,but he declined to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Fred slides down the banister, he shouts, yet his mouth is closed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Polly: And the prince took the beautiful young girl in his arms and said, will you marry me? Yes, she whispered, I will be your princess.
Young Elizabeth: Did they live happily ever after?
Polly: Of course, Elizabeth.
[tucking her in]
Young Elizabeth: How do you know?
Polly: Because she was a good little girl. If she had been naughty, the prince would have run away.
Young Elizabeth: What a pile of shit!
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All the people who denigrate this movie are dead inside.
14 March 2002 | by (Stanford, CA) – See all my reviews

I am disgusted by the degree to which I see this movie denigrated among the user comments here on imdb.com. Instead of pointlessly hypothesizing about the dullness and pointlessness that most likely constitute your personal lives, I choose to take the high road, and merely state that Drop Dead Fred will make you laugh, cry, and question nearly everything about your life...if you listen to it. If you haven't seen it...go and watch it! If you have seen it, and you don't like it...watch it again, and pay attention this time! And lighten up!

And if you have seen it, and love it like I do (and like all self-respecting human beings do), then go watch it again, and have some fun!


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