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Funny Man (1994)

After winning a English stately home in a game of poker, a record producer finds it to be haunted by a demonic jester intent on murdering his family.

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Simon Sprackling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim James Tim James ... The Funny Man
Christopher Lee ... Callum Chance
Benny Young Benny Young ... Max Taylor
Ingrid Lacey Ingrid Lacey ... Tina Taylor
Pauline Black Pauline Black ... The Psychic Commando
Matthew Devitt Matthew Devitt ... Johnny Taylor
Chris Walker Chris Walker ... The Hard Man
Rhona Cameron ... Thelma Fudd
George Morton George Morton ... The Crap Puppeteer
Jamie Heard Jamie Heard ... Jammie Taylor
Harry Heard Harry Heard ... Harry Taylor
Bob Sessions Bob Sessions ... Card Player
Ed Bishop ... Card Player
John Chancer John Chancer ... Card Player
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... The Nurse (as Jana Sheldon)
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Storyline

When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night. Written by Paul McCluskey

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Taglines:

He's cheeky & he's cruel!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Funnyman See more »

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Budget:

£50,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Last cinema feature of Ed Bishop See more »

Quotes

The Hard Man: Look, alright, I think I get the point.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't, see?
The Hard Man: But I do.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't get the point.
The Hard Man: But I do.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't get THE point.
The Hard Man: Oh, but I do. I get THE point.
The Funny Man: Do you?
The Hard Man: Yeah.
The Funny Man: [relieved] Yeah?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the credits a song called "Funny man" is played, The Funny Man talks over the top of this song telling the audiance to sing amongst other things. After the credits finish we see Funny Man standing in a garden. He looks at the camera and says "No rest for the wicked!" he then walks off camera. See more »

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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Unwatchable
2 July 2000 | by semprini-2See all my reviews

Without a doubt the worst film I have ever seen. Deeply unpleasant to watch, not because it is brutal or shocking, but just because the characters don't fail to annoy at any time in the film, particularly the Funny Man himself and it just drags on and on. A reasonably poor idea for a film, but the filmmakers and cast have really dragged it through the dirt.

In a word, unwatchable.


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