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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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He creates the havoc. She takes the blame. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Culpa é do Fred  »

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$6,788,000 (estimated)

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$13,878,334 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Phoebe Cates' husband Kevin Kline was meant to have a cameo in the film, but it never happened. See more »

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When the cereal box is knocked off the table it clearly spills corn flakes, but if you watch closely when the box is falling you will notice that the box says Wheaties. 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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I thought this movie was dead, until I saw it
2 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

First I must say that I prejudged this movie as an idiotic pile of c***. How could anyone create such filth?(I got all this from the previews). But I was stunned when I caught this film on television one day, because I liked it in all respects. There have only been a couple of movies that I have judged so harshly without seeing them and was enthralled by them and Drop Dead Fred was one of them. This movie was hilarious but it was more then just that. A lot of people did not understand this movie because they were searching in the shallow waters and never dove deep into the meaning of it. Fred may or may not be a figment of Phoebe Cates imagination, that is left for the viewer to decide. He was obnoxious, he was mean and selfish, but was their any other way to portray him? Cute and cuddly maybe? Sweet and likeable? Now that would have annoyed me. Fred was a troublemaker, he was the wild, uncontrollable child in Phoebe Cates. He represented the ounce of child left in her. This movie was made to show that adults abandon the child within to live a bore of a life. This adult was portrayed in Cate's mother to contrast with her character. People who deny their inner child can never live an entirely fulfilling life.

Rick Mayall did an incredible job as Drop Dead Fred. Without him, the movie would not have survived. But everyone else in the movie did a great job too. This movie is very enjoyable-watch it with an open mind.


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