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Funny Man (1994)

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 ...
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Benny Young ...
Max Taylor
Ingrid Lacey ...
Tina Taylor
Pauline Black ...
Matthew Devitt ...
Johnny Taylor
Chris Walker ...
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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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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)  »

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Funnyman  »

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£50,000 (estimated)
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Last cinema feature of Ed Bishop See more »

Quotes

The Funny Man: [finds a porno mag] Sorted. I'm off for a toss, me.
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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 Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Painfully bad
23 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

An awful, nearly impossible to watch and deservedly obscure piece of excrement. There us nothing more tedious and hard to sit through than bad comedy and this film is a perfect example of that. The whole victims die by some ironic means of death somehow appropriate to whatever personality traits they have displayed (Usually just the one, as with most movies of this ilk the characters are completely one dimensional) shtick was old a long time before this film was made. Still, it trots out that routine without any real originality, skill, wit or aplomb as the various annoying characters are killed one by one. The funny man the films half arsed British attempt at a Freddy Kruger type character is pretty lame and none of his jokes are remotely funny.

With type of movie the individual scenes can sometimes be amusing even if there is only enough plot to provide a pretext for a series of killings (This film doesn't even go that far, stuff just happens) but they are all so badly staged, nonsensical and at times incoherent that they are hard to sit through. Most the scenes are needlessly protracted and are like a long, rambling joke with a bad punch line that would have been disappointing if the joke had been a quarter the length. Some of the stuff in the movie, like the bits with the Jamaican voodoo woman, or whatever the hell she was supposed to be, going underneath he house were almost entertaining in a WTF kind of way but again it was all so tediously protracted and badly staged that I was just waiting for it to end.

I like to watch bad horror movies and whimsical over the top humour, which I gather this movie was trying for but this movie was a train wreck. Just because something isn't meant to be taken seriously doesn't mean it can't be crap.


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