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Funny Bones (1995)

An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.

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Cast

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Tommy Fawkes
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George Fawkes
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Katie Parker
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Jim Minty
Sadie Corre ...
Poodle Woman
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Dolly Hopkins
George Carl ...
Thomas Parker
Freddie Davies ...
Bruno Parker
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Stanley Sharkey
Christopher Greet ...
Lawrence Berger
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Nicky
Gavin Millar ...
Steve Campbell
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Al
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Billy Man
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Storyline

Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic relief, with whom he can be famous. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Comedy. It's in the timing. It's in the material. But mostly, it's in the bones. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some language and a scene of tragic violence | See all certifications »

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Atherapefta asteios  »

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$532,268 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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First full length cinema film of Lee Evans See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Tommy Fawkes gets the Parker brothers to sign the contract for their act, there is continuity with the chair. The Parker's stand up and go to set up the scene to show Tommy Fawkes. From a high shot you see Tommy Fawkes stand up and turn his chair around, it then cuts to the front of Tommy, his chair is in its original position and he turns it around again to the position he did in the first high shot. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Fawkes: Why do all the best things in life belong to the past?
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Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
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A very multi-faceted film
13 October 1999 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film I thought that it was brilliant. At first it seemed to have an amateurish quality about it, but this turned out not to be true. What I thought was amateurish about it turned out to be the sound. The ever present ocean seems to add to the sound quality as if the viewer were really there, experiencing what actually happened.

This is undoubtedly one of Oliver Platt's best roles. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the intriguing Mr.Fawkes. Lee Evans was also unbelievably riveting in his portrayal as the mentally disturbed young man.

This film is very representative of the small town in Britain with it's quiet undisturbed population that seems to be frozen in time, in contrast to Fawkes's father's life in America, which is busy and ever-changing, where the most important thing in life is money, as opposed to memories being just as important back in the small British town.

The best part of the film is watching (in small parts) the unravelling of the horrific event that had happened so many years before and turned the young man (played by Lee Evans) into the person he is today.

A riveting watch. See it.


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