Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a ... See full summary »

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Ryan Kruger

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Green Gary Green ... Barry
Chanelle de Jager Chanelle de Jager ... Suz
Brett Williams ... Jono
Joey Cramer ... Self
Bianka Hartenstein Bianka Hartenstein ... Prostitute
Sean Cameron Michael ... Ronald
Steve Wall ... Little Beast
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Kingpin
Tamer Burjaq ... Caveman
Jonathan Pienaar ... Daddy
Colin Moss ... Jack
Brendan Sean Murray ... Mr. Flare
Deon Lotz ... Certification Presenter
Tuks Tad Lungu Tuks Tad Lungu ... Lowlife Guy
Ryan Kruger ... Danny B
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Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as our alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind. FRIED BARRY is based upon the short film of the same name, which earned 57 official selections and 12 wins at festivals around the world. Written by jameswilliamson-1

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Lead actor, Gary Green, having only worked previously as an extra and stuntman was cast in his first lead role by longtime collaborator Ryan Kruger. Ryan Kruger has cast him numerous times over the years in smaller roles because of Gary's striking appearance. See more »

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Instant Cult Classic

Great Music. Great scenes. Funny and Fresh.

Not sure why all the negative reviews.

Reminds me of a 1980's fright fest film. Although the dialogue of the main Protagonist is limited, his expressionism, surrounding situation, and the films music score tells it all.

This movie is A LOT of fun and would recommend it especially with friends.

I have no problems with the acting, as everyone performed in an above average manner.

Alcohol and Drug use scenes were accurate. Definitely not written by a bunch of phony Hollywood suits sitting around a table writing what they think it's like.

I can't say is this film is cerebral but, the dark gritty landscape fits well with the story as Barry falls deeper and deeper into isolation and despair, essentially "hitting rock bottom". I found myself wondering what the 'alien', via its first hand research, thinks as it discovers the cruel capabilities of human society, by both criminals AND government, as well as the life hardships people go through but may not realize as it's normal for our species.

I would say this film is a cross between "A Weekend at Bernie's" and "The Faculty" but, not as sinister.


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South Africa

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English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

7 May 2021 (USA) See more »

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Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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2.39:1
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