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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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Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder. 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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Details

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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Company Credits

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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Trivia

Test-audiences were said to have reacted negatively to the first showings of the completed film. According to Alex Winter on the DVD commentary, many of the younger teen-types that made up a majority of the preview-crowd, were expecting this to be the next "Bill and Ted" movie, and often were vocal to what they were seeing on-screen. During a line of dialogue from Brooke Shields in the opening scene, a young male test audience member rose from his seat to yell, "Fuuuuuuck Yoouuu, Biiiiitch!!", much to the dismay of the filmmakers present. See more »

Goofs

On the plane, when the troll gets knocked over to the plane door and he accidentally opens it and flies out, you can see the white curtains used to appear as sky flapping about. See more »

Quotes

Elijah C. Skuggs: A lot of milkmen on the same route. No wonder they fight.
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Connections

References Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) See more »

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Gluehead Stomp
Written by Andy Hawkins, Ted Epstein, Gabe Katz
Performed by Blind Idiot God
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Best, most original comedy I've seen in ages
30 September 2004 | by vlvetmorning98See all my reviews

It's a very punk rock sort of film, not unlike something Alex Cox would cook up. This film is essentially an environmentally-themed comedy along the lines of THE APPLEGATES, only this movie is about toxic chemicals and not deforestation (and there is a nice bit about styrofoam). But watching this film made me a bit sad as well, because I realized that Hollywood isn't going to give people the carte blanche needed to realize unique projects like this again during this age of endless remakes and sequels to films nobody liked in the first place.

The digital effects, although over 11 years old as I write this, still look great, and the make-up, especially close to the end, is very inspired, and resembles a live-action Basil Wolverton cartoon. I am eagerly anticipating the DVD, as well as watching Alex Winter's follow-up film, FEVER.


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