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The Fearless Freaks -- Perhaps the most intimate portrait of a rock band ever made, Fearless Freaks follows seminal psych-rockers, The Flaming Lips.

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A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Beck ... Himself

Bradley Beesley ... Narrator

Steve Burns ... Himself
Dolly Coyne ... Herself
Kenny Coyne ... Himself
Marty Coyne ... Himself
Tommy Coyne ... Himself

Wayne Coyne ... Himself
Jonathan Donahue ... Himself
James Drozd ... Himself

Steven Drozd ... Himself
Vernon Drozd ... Himself

Adam Goldberg ... Himself
Nic Harcourt ... Himself
Gibby Haynes ... Himself

Michael Ivins ... Himself

Juliette Lewis ... Herself

Liz Phair ... Herself

Cat Power ... Herself

Christina Ricci ... Herself
Kliph Scurlock ... Himself
Paul Kent Sylvester ... Himself - fan in giraffe costume
Allan Vest ... Himself

Jack White ... Himself
Meg White ... Herself

Kelly Peterson ... Fan with camera at Coachella (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bradley Beesley 
 
Produced by
Scott Booker .... associate producer
Damon Cook .... associate producer
Ryan Dolan .... executive producer
Rick Fuller .... producer
Dan Jacunich .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
JoLynn Garnes 
Andrew Mayer 
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Lowry .... day player sound mixer
Corey Roberts .... sound: additional recording
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Madison Belanger .... additional camera operator
Nate Foll .... lighting technician
Peter Hermes .... additional camera operator
Andrew Mayer .... additional camera
Alan Novey .... camera operator
Mark Schaper .... additional photography
Ben Steinbauer .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Ben Steinbauer .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Jeannette Heindel .... festival coordinator (as Jeannette Chalker)
George Salisbury .... menu designer
George Salisbury .... packaging designer
 

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USA:100 min | USA:103 min
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Wayne Coyne:A couple of hundred years ago we probably would've been pirates, or something. We would've got on some ship and sailed off somewhere and met a bunch of crazy people and did some crazy things.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Would you want Wayne Coyne as your Neighbor? I would!, 30 May 2005
Author: pcqgod from Townsville, Texas

'Fearless Freaks' is an excellent documentary that's sure to please longtime fans like myself as well as newer fans, and will probably win them a fair batch of new followers. As 'Watch me Jumpstart' does with Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices, it paints an intimate portrait of head Lip Wayne Coyne as a family man and member of his community. We get plenty of interesting background into Coyne's early family life and nascent artistic aspirations. Interviews with band members, family members, and friends are inter-cut with raw live footage of the group's often very visually fascinating performances. The pace is just right to keep the viewer always entertained and never bored, but not at a breakneck, highly edited MTV-ish pace. My only complaint about the movie is that details on the band's history and specific works by them are rather skimpy. I would have liked to have gotten more details such as Wayne explaining his inspirations for various songs, discussions about their creative process, studio stories, and the like.

Drummer Steven Drozd becomes the other major character in this movie when his addiction to heroin is frankly and almost shockingly discussed and portrayed on film. Without giving too much away, this subplot comes to an apparently happy ending, and the movie concludes on a high note, with The Flaming Lips on stage playing before their enthralled fans, on the verge of another artistic triumph. Here's to The Flaming Lips.

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