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Freaked (1993)

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A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

Directors:

Tom Stern, Alex Winter
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Shields ... Skye Daley
William Sadler ... Dick Brian
Eduardo Ricard Eduardo Ricard ... George Ramirez #1
Henry Carbo Henry Carbo ... George Ramirez #2
Deep Roy ... George Ramirez #3
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ... George Ramirez #3
Brian Brophy Brian Brophy ... Kevin
Michael Stoyanov ... Ernie
Morgan Fairchild ... Stewardess
Alex Zuckerman ... Stuey Gluck
Megan Ward ... Julie
Randy Quaid ... Elijah C. Skuggs
Jaime Cardriche ... Toad
Nicholas Cohn Nicholas Cohn ... Bob Vila Look-A-Like
Derek McGrath ... Worm
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Storyline

A company that produces a toxic chemical tries to improve its image via a popular spokesperson, Ricky Coogan. Ricky travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects and finds himself at a mutant freak farm. Elijah, who runs the farm, is only too happy to have new subjects on which to try his freak machine. The very chemical that Ricky is supposed to promote is the one responsible for creating the great variety of freaks. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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The Brady Bunch they're not! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual situations and bizarre humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Freak Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,957, 3 October 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,296
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Production Co:

Tommy See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Fox Movie Channel edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alex Winter Keanu Reeves William Sadler Arturo Gil Tom Stern all appear in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. See more »

Goofs

When the sock puppet is playing the bells at the talent show, some of the bells ring before he picks them up. See more »

Quotes

Ortiz the Dog Boy: Twelve milkmen IS theoretically possible. Thirteen is silly. Looks like there's one milkman too many, Coogan!
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Connections

References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

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Gumby Jack Flash
Written and Performed by Paul Leary
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Get your freak on, Get'cha, get'cha, get'cha freak on!
25 August 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

"Freaked" is pretty abnormal slapstick; an exercise in bad taste and definitely not intended for all audiences to see. Only if you have high tolerance for vulgar pranks, over-the-top performances & effects and really dumb situations, you might end up liking…probably LOVING this junk. This type of "humor", as we'll refer to it, can't really be compared to anything – not even the "Bill & Ted" movies – as it's obscene, mad as hell and extremely offensive. And yet, this is only obvious on the surface, since the screenplay also contains much more effective jokes and occasionally terrific satire towards showbiz and typically American vanity. Alex Winter plays the overly pretentious and greedy movie star Ricky Coogan, who reluctantly accepts a job as spokesman for a giant industrial company. His first mission is to travel to South Africa and promote this dubious company's most recent product – a lethal chemical called Zyglot – but, instead, he and his friends are captured by a grotesque freak-show owner and get turned into circus attractions themselves. Ricky and his partners in misfortune attempt to escape the mutant farm, which leads to all kind of indescribably insane situations. It's downright hilarious to see how major Hollywood stars parody themselves, like Mr. T as the bearded lady or Brooke Shields as the dumb talk show hostess. Several other gags made me laugh so hard I nearly had tears in my eyes! At one point, the freaks try to escape by ALL dressing up like milkmen! Can you imagine what a giant worm or a life-sized sock-puppet look like in a milkman outfit? Some of the grotesque special effects are courtesy of Screaming Mad George, so you can be sure they're impressive. Apparently it was Keanu Reeves underneath the wolf man make-up, yet I only discovered that after looking up the film here on this site. So, YES, the make-up is great! Excellent stuff, but be careful to whom you recommend it!


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