Freak (1998)

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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sandy, the Fat Boy Called Bitch (John's little brother, Poochie), his mom, his evil grandmothers, and Lee Stratsberg, not to mention a brief appearance by Cantinflas as God. Written by Anonymous

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Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Autobiographical Comedy  »

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The original Broadway production of "Freak" by John Leguizamo opened at the Cort Theater in New York on February 12, 1998, ran for 144 performances and was nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for the Best Play. John Leguizamo recreated his solo act in this filmed production and was nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for the Best Actor. See more »

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John Leguizamo: On the way to our tenement building, it was like the modern day Tower of Babel. The many colors of Beneton were there.
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As our lawyers wish us to put it, the characters and incidents portrayed in this photoplay are entirely fictional. See more »

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Is a performance piece that rivals Whoopi Goldberg's first..
3 November 2000 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

This is a concert film done in a linear fashion, and John talks about this upbringing and his journey to be accepted by his father. His family members come alive in his story telling, and I am amazed at how clear his ideas are. This film kicks the c**p out of his first film Mambo Mouth. See it see it see it. Did I say see it?


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