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Freaked (1993)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Brian
Eduardo Ricard ...
George Ramirez #1
Henry Carbo ...
George Ramirez #2
George Ramirez #3
George Ramirez #3
Brian Brophy ...
Stuey Gluck
Jaime Cardriche ...
Nicholas Cohn ...
Bob Vila Look-A-Like


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 March 1994 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Freak Show  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,957, 3 October 1993, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alex Winter claims that Mr. T got stressed out, and left the set three days before filming was finished. A "scab T" was required for one shot. This stand-in can be seen in one of the cage shots during the battle between the huge Stuey and Ricky. Mr. T was unavailable for re-dubbing the scene with all the milkmen, so Lee Arenberg did the voice-over instead. See more »


The legs of the actor playing "The Worm" are visible in a few shots, most notably when Rick presents the bag of macaroons. See more »


Ricky Coogan: [on Zigrot 24] You are not supposed to have that stuff!
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Spoofs The Mutations (1974) See more »


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Best, most original comedy I've seen in ages
30 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's a very punk rock sort of film, not unlike something Alex Cox would cook up. This film is essentially an environmentally-themed comedy along the lines of THE APPLEGATES, only this movie is about toxic chemicals and not deforestation (and there is a nice bit about styrofoam). But watching this film made me a bit sad as well, because I realized that Hollywood isn't going to give people the carte blanche needed to realize unique projects like this again during this age of endless remakes and sequels to films nobody liked in the first place.

The digital effects, although over 11 years old as I write this, still look great, and the make-up, especially close to the end, is very inspired, and resembles a live-action Basil Wolverton cartoon. I am eagerly anticipating the DVD, as well as watching Alex Winter's follow-up film, FEVER.

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