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Drop Dead Fred (1991)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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19 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fais de l'air Fred  »

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$13,878,334 (USA)
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Rick Moranis, Alec Baldwin, John Getz, Jeff Goldblum,and Jeffrey Jones were considered for the role of Charles. See more »

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When Anabel and Charles are arguing at the car dealership, a woman stands in front of a red car. She asks to test drive it but in the next scene the car is gray and is a convertible. 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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Drop Dead Laughing!
29 July 2005 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

Drop Dead Fred is a side-splittingly hilarious film, with Rik Mayall as the fantastic lead role - Drop Dead Fred. After breaking up with her boyfriend and losing her job, Elizabeth returns to her mother's house. After discovering a taped up jack-in-the-box in the cupboard, Drop Dead Fred escapes from his prison, and bursts out into freedom ... only chaos can ensue now! Phoebe Cates, who plays Elizabeth, now has a whole new load of trouble on her hands. Fred is her childhood imaginary friend - and only she can see him! There are so many funny parts in this film, it's impossible to name them all, but Rik Mayall never fails to bring up the laughs in any scene, as he gives a highly energetic, enthusiastic performance. The ending is really touching and I can never forget how when I was younger I always got upset by it. It beautifully concludes the movie, and will make you feel warm inside. Watch it and try not to laugh. It's near impossible.


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