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Funny Man (1994)

After winning a English stately house 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 ... 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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Details

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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Trivia

Last theatrical movie of Ed Bishop (Card Player). 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 »

Alternate Versions

Uncut version is longer than the U.S. "R" rated version and contains extra scenes and gore (including a scene in which the Funnyman literally shoots a girls brains out of her head with her eyeballs still attached). See more »

Connections

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Ignore the bad reviews- They're missing the point!
28 May 2006 | by kasimpeter-1See all my reviews

The heavy-handed criticism levelled at this film by certain reviewers is mostly irrelevant. This film has merit far-beyond being a simple Freddy Krueger rip-off and is not , i suspect, intended to be that scary. It's British humour of the highest order, and along with this comes the sad inevitability that it will alienate many international viewers. The direction and acting is, for the most part, spot-on, don't confuse this with the crude and meaningless no-talent b-movie drivel that has come to typify the genre. Sure, it's low budget, and it's certainly shallow in the plot department, but the film is all the more charming for such "shortcomings", with a brilliantly hilarious and understated script and production values which clearly display a labour of love on the filmmaker's part. I sincerely urge anyone who has a taste for British humour to investigate. If, like many of the critics here, you don't "get it", then you simply won't, but if you do, you will absolutely adore this film.


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