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Funny Man (1994)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  7 October 1994 (UK)
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When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim James ...
The Funny Man
...
Callum Chance
Benny Young ...
Max Taylor
Ingrid Lacey ...
Tina Taylor
Pauline Black ...
The Psychic Commando
Matthew Devitt ...
Johnny Taylor
Chris Walker ...
The Hard Man
Rhona Cameron ...
Thelma Fudd
George Morton ...
The Crap Puppeteer
Jamie Heard ...
Jammie Taylor
Harry Heard ...
Harry Taylor
Bob Sessions ...
Card Player
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Card Player
John Chancer ...
Card Player
Jana Shelden ...
The Nurse (as Jana Sheldon)
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Storyline

When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night. Written by Paul McCluskey

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He's cheeky & he's cruel!

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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7 October 1994 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Funnyman  »

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£50,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

The Hard Man: Look, alright, I think I get the point.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't, see?
The Hard Man: But I do.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't get the point.
The Hard Man: But I do.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't get THE point.
The Hard Man: Oh, but I do. I get THE point.
The Funny Man: Do you?
The Hard Man: Yeah.
The Funny Man: [relieved] Yeah?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the credits a song called "Funny man" is played, The Funny Man talks over the top of this song telling the audiance to sing amongst other things. After the credits finish we see Funny Man standing in a garden. He looks at the camera and says "No rest for the wicked!" he then walks off camera. See more »

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Rough Diamond
23 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Hi all, I'm a Brit living in Canada, and saw this film on the recommendation of a friend still in the UK. Talk about hard to get hold of! I started watching it on a couple of occasions, hindered by a 10 year old and a wife who is not keen on horror. From the few runs through the first 20 minutes, I was not mad-keen on watching the rest of the film.

I was wrong - I've watched it start to finish 3 times in the last week. It's good. It's rough, but it's good. The humour is coarse, the violence is excessive and the effects are technically limited, by today's standards, but it works well.

The 'good guys' don't come out of it well, but who cares? They're the sort of folks you'd happily not widdle on if they were on fire. I know a lot of folks crippled by the idea that films, and life, should be nice & end happily. We need more dark humour!


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