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Fun (1994)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 1995 (USA)
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Hillary and Bonnie meet one morning by the side of the road. They become fast friends, share their secrets, and on a rising wave of frenzy later that afternoon, murder an old woman. They did it, they say later, for fun.

Director:

Rafal Zielinski

Writer:

James Bosley (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Humphrey ... Hillary
Alicia Witt ... Bonnie
William R. Moses ... John
Leslie Hope ... Jane
Ania Suli Ania Suli ... Mrs. Farmer
James J. Howard Jr. James J. Howard Jr. ... Male Prison Guard
Frederick D. Adams Frederick D. Adams ... Male Prison Guard
Mary Ann Norment Mary Ann Norment ... Female Prison Guard
Sabrina Ortega Sabrina Ortega ... Female Prison Guard
Patrice F. Battle Patrice F. Battle ... Female Prison Guard
Carmina Rubalcava Carmina Rubalcava ... Female Prison Guard
Malquele García Malquele García ... Female Prison Guard
Cindie Northrup Cindie Northrup ... Prison Librarian
Denise Fischer Denise Fischer ... Inmate
Sharon Ben-Tal Sharon Ben-Tal ... Inmate
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Storyline

Bonnie and Hillary are two young lost souls who meet one day and discover that they get along. They talk about their lives and run around and and keep getting really excited. Their day escalates into an eruption of violence and rage that can only be understood by the two girls. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Friendship. Love. Murder See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Trivia

This film was based on the real life events of two teenage girls in 1983 who killed an elderly woman in Auburn, California after they had just met for the first time at school and cut classes to go on a irresponsible spree leading up to the murder... all over the course of one afternoon. See more »

Quotes

Hillary: Now at least I know what I am.
Jane: What are you?
Hillary: I'm an animal in the zoo but I've escaped. Yes, from like these little cages that they try to put you in to make you some quiet little pussy and to grow up like some stupid normal bitch like you.
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Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Happy House
Music by Peter Coyte
Words by Peter Coyte & John Libert
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Excellent. Chilling. Heartfelt. Grotesquely beautiful.
10 October 2001 | by hansornotSee all my reviews

Fun is personally my favorite film. This is a risky film to stand by with a claim like that, but in my opinion Alicia Witt has never been greater and before taking on more fun, low brow roles, proved herself an incredibly gifted actress. Bonnie's psychosis (or perhaps unsettling lack thereof) is brought to life with a combination of intensity and whimsy and like similarly antiheroic characters leaves us questioning where we are morally. You cannot advocate the behavior, but there's a potency to the role that makes you almost excuse it in your weaker moments. Renee Humphrey is an interesting counterbalance to Witt in that sympathy is easier to find with her character, though I must admit that the personal magnetism is most visible in Bonnie. To quote Bonnie, "Fun is number one".


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fun - Mordsspaß See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color (flashback sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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