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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
...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

£50,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Christopher Lee filmed his key role in a day. See more »

Quotes

The Funny Man: BLIND, is it you think I am?
The Hard Man: What?
The Funny Man: Do you think I don't know what's been going on behind my back?
The Hard Man: There's nothing going on behind your back.
The Funny Man: I take the pair of you; day on night, night on day!
The Hard Man: I don't know what you're talking about.
The Funny Man: I lie awake at night crying. Crying into my pillow.
The Hard Man: Yeah? Well, I'm very sorry to hear that.
The Funny Man: ...and her kids, screaming. Screaming, they are.
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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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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Ignore the bad reviews- They're missing the point!
28 May 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The heavy-handed criticism levelled at this film by certain reviewers is mostly irrelevant. This film has merit far-beyond being a simple Freddy Krueger rip-off and is not , i suspect, intended to be that scary. It's British humour of the highest order, and along with this comes the sad inevitability that it will alienate many international viewers. The direction and acting is, for the most part, spot-on, don't confuse this with the crude and meaningless no-talent b-movie drivel that has come to typify the genre. Sure, it's low budget, and it's certainly shallow in the plot department, but the film is all the more charming for such "shortcomings", with a brilliantly hilarious and understated script and production values which clearly display a labour of love on the filmmaker's part. I sincerely urge anyone who has a taste for British humour to investigate. If, like many of the critics here, you don't "get it", then you simply won't, but if you do, you will absolutely adore this film.


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