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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

The idea for the film came from Alex Winter and Tom Stern's MTV show The Idiot Box (1991). 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

Ricky Coogan: [on Zigrot 24] You are not supposed to have that stuff!
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Connections

References Ishtar (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Butter Queen
Written by Butthole Surfers
Performed by Butthole Surfers
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Is this the greatest movie ever made?
28 December 1998 | by zmaturinSee all my reviews

One good way to judge a film is considering if they had enough ideas to fill up a feature length film. Alex Winters's Freaked goes above and beyond that measuring system- every scene, every FRAME of this film has something clever or laugh out loud funny in it. To name a few of this film's throw-away gags- Mr. T in a dress, sideshow freaks playing Hollywood Squares (with the skeleton of Paul Lynde in center square), air stewardesses helping terrorists, a two headed chicken, a farting clown (classier than it sounds), Keanu Reeves as a Dogboy, and Calvert DeForest! And that's just the THROW-AWAY gags! The main jokes and characters are even funnier! Even a simple "I Like Ike" sign is used cleverly. The directors (who also created the best Mtv show ever, Idiot Box) are a wealth of idea, and it's a shame this didn't get a major theatrical release. The bad taste humor is actually kept to a minimum (at least by my standards) and I'd recommend this to comedy lovers and special effects make-up lovers everywhere.


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