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Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

R | | Comedy | 20 April 2001 (USA)
An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

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Gordon, 28, an aspiring animator, leaves his home in Oregon to sell his ideas to Hollywood. After being told, correctly, that they are quite possibly the most stupid ideas ever and that he needs to spend time rethinking them, he moves back home. But his father, never a kind man, escalates his mean treatment of his rather unconventional son. Meanwhile, Gord has fallen for Betty, an attractive doctor at the hospital where his friend is staying; she happens to use a wheelchair, and to delight in having her paralyzed legs beaten with a bamboo cane; her sexual aggression intimidates him. Gord's family goes to a psychiatrist, and he lies to her that his father molests Gord's brother, Freddy; Gord neglects to mention that Freddy is 25. Soon, Gordon has the house to himself, and comes up with a winning animated series, "Zebras in America" based on his own family. All this is really a framework on which Tom Green hangs his usual crazy stunts. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A touching story of a young man who desperately wants to make his daddy proud. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for crude sexual and bizarre humor, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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20 April 2001 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,098,459 (USA) (20 April 2001)

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$14,249,005 (USA) (15 June 2001)
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In the scene where Freddy played by Eddie Kaye Thomas watches TV in his living room on the mantle shows Tom Green's senior class photo when he graduated from Colonel By High school in 1990. See more »

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When the house falls over Gord in Pakistan, he's standing behind the truck, but he had walked to the front after getting out of it. See more »

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Betty: But Gord, I don't care about jewels, I just want to suck your cock.
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References The Goonies (1985) See more »

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I've Gotta Be Me
Written by Walter Marks
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
Courtesy of Charly Licensing ApS
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A first for me in 30 years of movie watching
1 May 2001 | by (Ann Arbor, MI) – See all my reviews

I saw "Dude, Where's My Car". I saw "It's Pat". I saw "Wagons East". I was entertained by all of these, at least minimally. I have seen many very bad movies. I've seen a few very VERY bad movies. But up until last night, I had never walked out on one.

I went to see Freddie Got Fingered with little expectation. The trailer looked mildly entertaining and I've seen a few skits with Tom Green that were funny and thought he was pretty funny in "Charlie's Angels". So I went in figuring that there would be some chuckles and maybe even a couple of knee slappers. If there were any after the first 30 minutes (past the swinging-baby-on-the-umbilical-cord) scene, I missed them.

I watched, and kept hoping it would get funny. Maybe it'll get funny after he guts the deer and wears the carcass. Nope? Maybe it'll get funny after he jerks off a horse. Nope? Maybe it'll get funny after he licks an open fracture on his best friend's leg. *sigh* Nope. Maybe it'll get funny after he swings the baby around on the umbilical cord. I'm not sure. That's where I walked out and went to see the last half of Joe Dirt. (Which I had seen in its entirety on the weekend before) I felt better about switching movies but felt badly that I couldn't have taken my money back from Tom Green and given it to David Spade, Dennis Miller, Kid Rock and Christopher Walken, who actually made a movie that was both funny and entertaining.


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