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Drop Dead Fred (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 24 May 1991 (USA)
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

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(as Ate De Jong)
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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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Let Him Out! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Culpa é do Fred  »

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Budget:

$6,788,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,878,334 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released the same year Rik Mayall's popular sitcom Bottom (1991) premiered on British television. See more »

Goofs

Just after Elizabeth's mother seals the box which Drop Dead Fred is in, a yellow tape-marker on the floor can be seen to the left of the marble-topped table and a blue one can be seen to the right. See more »

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[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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Everything you could want from a film- fun, funny, moving and Rik Mayall
19 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought Drop Dead Fred was a wonderfully magic film as it has a brilliant sense of humour, a beautiful friendship, love , a moving end and -of course- Rik Mayall's brilliant British humour. I first saw Drop Dead Fred when I was 15 and didn't really fancy it at first but there was nothing else on T.V, however, what I thought was going to be a purely childish movie turned out to be a wonderful light- hearted film for everyone and enjoyed every minute of it, and i'm not afraid to say I did have a few tears in my eyes at the end but it was beautifully acted and a perfect end to a perfect film. I only wish i had an imaginary friend like Fred when I was small. Both thumbs up for Rik Mayall's excellent portrait as Fred, I can't think of anyone more suitable for the role than him.


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