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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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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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19 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fais de l'air Fred  »

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$13,878,334 (USA)
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Lea Thompson, Kerri Green, Molly Ringwald, Julia Roberts,and Winona Ryder were all considered for the role of Elizabeth. See more »

Goofs

When Charles is taking the woman for a test drive in the car, Elizabeth pulls up next to them, and the boom is reflected in her door before it moves out of shot, though the boom pole is visible throughout the scene. 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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Referenced in Clerks. (1994) See more »

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Absolutely hilarious film about IMAGINARY FRIENDS that are MADE UP.
28 January 2004 | by (East Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This film in no way is offensive to anyone including my friend with any mental illness. It was super-funny and shows how a young girl got revenge in funny ways on her cold, unloving, cruel mother who totally messed up her life. People who had a cruel childhood can relate to this movie and find a lighter side to their dark past. It was written about an imaginary friend who causes trouble and in no way whatsoever refers to mental illness. I give this movie 10 stars for the comedic story line.


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