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Mr. Freedom (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Crime | 8 January 1969 (France)
Mr. Freedom is an all-American superhero that destroys everyone who even remotely disagrees with imperialism. The film accounts his latest assignment to save France from being taken over by the commies.

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William Klein

Writer:

William Klein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Delphine Seyrig ... Marie-Madeleine
John Abbey John Abbey ... Mr. Freedom
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Freedom (as Don Pleasence)
Jean-Claude Drouot ... Dick Sensass
Serge Gainsbourg ... M. Drugstore
Yves Lefebvre Yves Lefebvre ... Jacques Occident
Rufus ... Freddie Fric
Sabine Sun
Rita Maiden ... Herself
Colin Drake Colin Drake
Pierre Baillot Pierre Baillot
Raoul Billerey Raoul Billerey
Philippe Noiret ... Moujik Man
Sami Frey ... Christ
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ... Marie-Rouge
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Storyline

Mr. Freedom is a pro-American Right superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping, and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him. When he hears that France is in danger of falling to the Commies, Mr. Freedom heads overseas to set things right. When the welcome he receives isn't quite as warm as he expected, he gives up hope of steering the French away from the Reds and decides to salvage what he can by destroying the entire country. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 January 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Freedom See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

French censorship certificate: 13. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Freedom returns to his headquarters to find all his henchmen dead, one man with stars painted over his eyes, who is supposed to be dead, can be seen blinking. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Freedom: You know that the world is divided in two parts. On one side is Right, and on the other side is Wrong. Wrong is Red. And Right is...
Mr. Freedom: Red, white, and blue!
Dr. Freedom: Yes. And in the middle, we have the Maybes and the Don't-Knows. First, we've two objectives. Make the Reds cry uncle...
Mr. Freedom: Uncle Sam!
Dr. Freedom: Yes. Then maybe the Maybes and the Don't-Knows will wake up and fight for Right. For Right is might, and might is...
Mr. Freedom: Freedom!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are presented like political graffitti on the wall. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gorillaz: Rock the House (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Freedom Baby
Music by Michel Colombier and Serge Gainsbourg
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg and William Klein
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A film that is still relevant today.
7 July 2005 | by NateManDSee all my reviews

William Klien's late 60's flick "Mr. Freedom" is a satire on American culture. Some people will find it mean spirited, but I personally found it hilarious. It's a pretty good critique on America's foreign policy. Mr. Freedom is a tall, flag waving patriotic style superhero. He wheres a red, white and blue football uniform and is very racist, misogynist and an egomaniac. Kind of like the dumb high school jock, who picks on everyone. He is sent on a mission to stop the spread of communism in France. He must save people from his enemy, Red China man. In order to save France and force democracy on others, he literally rapes and destroys their country. Hmmmmm, isn't there a small middle eastern country that we've been doing the same thing to? Mr. Freedom has ridiculously bright patriotic colors and subversive humor galore. The costumes look like something from a drugged out 70's children's show. Many people may feel outraged at the films satirical elements. To me, the movie was hilarious. It's a great laugh when living in these troubled times. Look for a cameo by Donald Pleasence of "Halloween". And who can forget the Mr. Freedom theme song? (Hurray for freedom, for one and for all... It's you and meet em and ten foot tall...) F-R-(double E)-D- D-O-M spells FREE-DOM and you'll notice the film puts an emphasis on DOM(dumb). Enjoy Mr. Freedom, I did!


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