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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Unusual, Uncontrollable, Unleashed, Unreal 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

Rick Moranis, Alec Baldwin, John Getz, Jeff Goldblum,and Jeffrey Jones were considered for the role of Charles. See more »

Goofs

As Fred tries to pull his head out of the fridge, you can see his real hair under his arm. 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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Those of us who can relate LOVE THIS MOVIE
5 November 2004 | by (Germantown, Maryland) – See all my reviews

For those of us who had or have a mother like that portrayed so brilliantly by Marsha Mason, and felt insignificant and controlled, like Phoebe Cate's character, we understand this movie and it speaks loudly to us. I love this movie and used to watch it whenever I was feeling a bit down. It cheered me up every time. It's a carefree, fun ride that reminds us that all will not fall apart if everything isn't perfect. Do you remember FUN?

Every actor in this movie owned their character perfectly. I particularly love the scene when Carrie Fisher pretends to throttle Drop Dead Fred. She gets it. She plays along. She believes in her friend that she loves.

There are many very memorable funny lines in this movie. COBWEBS for one!

This is THE PERFECT MOVIE.


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