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Fearless Frank (1967)

A satirical comedy about an unsophisticated country boy who treks off to Chicago, Illinois, gets shot by mobsters, and awakens to find that he has the powers of Superman.

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writer:

Philip Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Monique van Vooren ... Plethora
Jon Voight ... Fearless Frank
Joan Darling ... Lois
Severn Darden ... The Good Doctor / Claude the Mad Scientist
Anthony Holland ... Alfred
Lou Gilbert Lou Gilbert ... The Boss
Ben Carruthers ... The Cat
David Steinberg ... The Rat
Nelson Algren Nelson Algren ... Needles
David Fisher ... Screwnose
Ken Nordine Ken Nordine ... The Storytelling Stranger
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A satirical comedy about an unsophisticated country boy who treks off to Chicago, Illinois, gets shot by mobsters, and awakens to find that he has the powers of Superman.

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The most incredible new comedy ever laughed at!

Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

Certificate:

G
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Jon Voight's film debut. See more »

Connections

References The Great Race (1965) See more »

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One-Of-A-Kind Film
27 February 2001 | by lodger3See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was 11 years old (on the KTLA 'Movies Til Dawn' at 2:00 am), and I didn't realize the impact it had on me until I saw it again a few months ago (17 years later). I found two scenes between Frank and False Frank had really affected me, SPOILER WARNING: One was when Frank, after he has fallen from grace, tries to fly and falls to his destruction on the pavement below and fades away. It affected me that the 'hero' of the film should die that way, the hero believing in his own abilities and dying because of his own failings. Second, when the False Frank is crying in the boat at the end of the film. I was again bothered by the image of the new 'hero' losing emotional control like that. Possibly these images don't mean anything to the vast majority of people who saw the film, but they had a profound effect on me. I am surprised at how few people have voted/commented on this film. I feel it is an undiscovered gem of film-making, waiting for a re-appraisal.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fearless Frank See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jericho Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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