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Drop Dead Fred (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 24 May 1991 (USA)
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

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(as Ate De Jong)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin
... Drop Dead Fred
... Polly Cronin
... Charles
... Janie
Keith Charles ... Murray
... Young Elizabeth
... Nigel Cronin
... Mickey Bunce
... Attractive Customer
Bob Reid ... Judge Dubben
... Arsonist
Sjoukje De Jong Douma ... Grandma Bunce
Paul Holmes ... Man in Speedboat
Steve Cochran ... Waiter #1
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Storyline

A young woman who's attempting to find her place in the world battles with her controlling mother and a womanizing husband finds comfort and confusion with the appearance of her childhood friend. It is a zappy movie that emphasizes self-actualization. Written by C. Marshall

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Dishes. Relationships. Wind. This guy breaks everything. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Culpa é do Fred  »

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Budget:

$6,788,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,878,334
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Geena Davis and Beverly D'Angelo were both considered for the role of Janie. See more »

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As Fred tries to pull his head out of the fridge, you can see his real hair under his arm. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Polly: And the prince took the beautiful young girl in his arms and said, will you marry me? Yes, she whispered, I will be your princess.
Young Elizabeth: Did they live happily ever after?
Polly: Of course, Elizabeth.
[tucking her in]
Young Elizabeth: How do you know?
Polly: Because she was a good little girl. If she had been naughty, the prince would have run away.
Young Elizabeth: What a pile of shit!
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Great Movie!!
25 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a CLASSIC film about the relationship children have with their imaginary friends...even if when they're grown up the friends come back. If you think about it, she WASN'T HAPPY! She was lonely! What do little kids do when they aren't happy or lonely? They make up friends that come to their rescue and make them happy again. Some times, even as adults, a person needs to make up their friends to feel loved and good again. Trust me, I know! I'm 17 years old and STILL have imaginary friends. This movie is great! I have been watching it since it first came out and it just gets better and better each time I watch it! Who ever doesn't like this movie either A) has no funny bone...or B) is...and I quote Fred, "A Mega Beast!" who should "P*** off!"


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