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John Leguizamo: Freak (1998)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy | TV Special 10 October 1998
John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sandy, the Fat Boy Called Bitch (John's little brother, Poochie), his mom, his evil grandmothers, and Lee Stratsberg, not to mention a brief appearance by Cantinflas as God. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Comedy

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The original Broadway production of "Freak" by John Leguizamo opened at the Cort Theater in New York on February 12, 1998, ran for 144 performances and was nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for the Best Play. John Leguizamo recreated his solo act in this filmed production and was nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for the Best Actor. See more »

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John Leguizamo: My only brother... was beaten senseless with that damn antenna.
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As our lawyers wish us to put it, the characters and incidents portrayed in this photoplay are entirely fictional. See more »

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A tour of force from Mr.Leguizamo
27 October 2017 | by mihaitomySee all my reviews

Heard about this classic gem from the internet, after i obtained it from some hard way's i was swept in. Leguizamo narrates his teen year's so natural and heartwarming, but with a dark sincere twist that i felt real emotions about my family. The father part hit the most. I highly recommend this to everyone. 10/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Lower East Side Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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