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Freaked (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 October 1993 (USA)
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A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

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A company that produces a toxic chemical tries to improve its image via a popular spokesperson, Ricky Coogan. Ricky travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects and finds himself at a mutant freak farm. Elijah, who runs the farm, is only too happy to have new subjects on which to try his freak machine. The very chemical that Ricky is supposed to promote is the one responsible for creating the great variety of freaks. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual situations and bizarre humor | See all certifications »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Tom Stern and Alex Winter play the two gay, yuppy-types who leave the freak show, upon hearing the disclaimer before-hand that the questionable material may not be suitable for more sensitive audience members. See more »

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When the sock puppet is playing the bells at the talent show, some of the bells ring before he picks them up. See more »

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Elijah C. Skuggs: There are no weirdos here!
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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Hideous Mutant Freekz
Written by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and Bill Laswell
Performed and Produced by Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Laswell
George Clinton Appears Courtesy of Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records
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Is this the greatest movie ever made?
28 December 1998 | by (Pleasant Valley, NY) – See all my reviews

One good way to judge a film is considering if they had enough ideas to fill up a feature length film. Alex Winters's Freaked goes above and beyond that measuring system- every scene, every FRAME of this film has something clever or laugh out loud funny in it. To name a few of this film's throw-away gags- Mr. T in a dress, sideshow freaks playing Hollywood Squares (with the skeleton of Paul Lynde in center square), air stewardesses helping terrorists, a two headed chicken, a farting clown (classier than it sounds), Keanu Reeves as a Dogboy, and Calvert DeForest! And that's just the THROW-AWAY gags! The main jokes and characters are even funnier! Even a simple "I Like Ike" sign is used cleverly. The directors (who also created the best Mtv show ever, Idiot Box) are a wealth of idea, and it's a shame this didn't get a major theatrical release. The bad taste humor is actually kept to a minimum (at least by my standards) and I'd recommend this to comedy lovers and special effects make-up lovers everywhere.


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