An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

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Tom Green
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Green ... Gord Brody
Rip Torn ... Jim Brody
Marisa Coughlan ... Betty
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Freddy Brody
Harland Williams ... Darren
Anthony Michael Hall ... Mr. Davidson
Julie Hagerty ... Julie Brody
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Mr. Malloy
Connor Widdows ... Andy Malloy
John R. Taylor John R. Taylor ... Farmer #1
Bob Osborne Bob Osborne ... Farmer #2
Fiona Hogan Fiona Hogan ... Pregnant Woman
George Gordon George Gordon ... Doctor
Ron Selmour ... Security Guard - Studio (as Ronald Selmour)
Drew Barrymore ... Davidson's Receptionist
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Storyline

Aspiring animator Gord, 28, leaves his Oregon home to sell his ideas to Hollywood. After being told, correctly, that they're possibly the stupidest ideas ever and he needs to rethink them, he moves back home. But his unpleasant father escalates his mean treatment of his unconventional son. Meanwhile, Gord falls for Betty, an attractive doctor at the hospital where a friend is staying. She's in a wheelchair and happens to delight in having her paralyzed legs beaten with a bamboo cane; her sexual aggression intimidates him. Gord's family goes to a psychiatrist, and he lies to her that his father molests Gord's brother Freddy; Gord neglects to mention that Freddy is 25. Soon Gordon has the house to himself and comes up with a winning animated series, "Zebras in America," based on his own family. All this is really a framework on which Tom Green hangs his usual crazy stunts. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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This time you can't change the channel. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual and bizarre humor, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tom Green and Drew Barrymore were dating at the time of the film's release. They got married several months later, then divorced six weeks after that. See more »

Goofs

When the kid runs face-first into Gord's car. He hits the left side of his face, however there is blood on the right side of his face. See more »

Quotes

Gord Brody: I'm gonna make you proud, Dad...
[starts driving away but brakes and honks as a senior citizen is about to cross]
Gord Brody: GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY.
[continues driving]
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Crazy Credits

The writers of "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (Billy Davis, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer) promote the need to... "Get into" both people and animals through understanding, caring and of course a good sense of humor to create ... "Perfect Harmony". © 1971 See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes a PG-rated version of the film. It is three minutes long. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinematic Excrement: Freddy Got Fingered (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Microphone Fiend
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) and Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim (as Eric B & Rakim)
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Like a root canal, but without the anaesthetic
4 October 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I honestly hated this movie, and this is coming from someone who did give it a chance. I didn't find it funny at all, it was vulgar, crude, offensive and very unsubtle. It was truly awful and one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It made the Farrelly Brothers look like choirboys, okay I may be exaggerating, but instead of laughing, I was literally crying with disgust. I will admit it starts off promisingly, but after the first five minutes, it falls rapidly downhill, into complete disaster. Some parts of the film were excruciatingly painful to watch, like when Gord cuts the dead deer open and starts wearing and dancing in it, I felt as though I wanted to be sick. The script was just puerile, it didn't feel like a script at all, it actually felt like the actors were improvising the whole time. Most of the time I do not like Tom Green, here he overdid the humour and mugs embarrassingly, and Gord's drawings by the way are awful. Rip Torn, an actor who I respect, and deserves more recognition, deserved much better than he was given. Although he was without doubt the best actor in the movie, he was let down by a abysmally-written script. Everybody else failed to rise above the material. I understand if anybody loves this movie, but I will be honest, I did not. I am sorry, I did have to watch this in chunks, pausing either to cry or to vomit. An example of a film that was like a root canal, but without the anaesthetic. This also happens to be the first really negative review I have written in ages. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tom Green Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,098,459, 22 April 2001

Gross USA:

$14,254,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,343,028
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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