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Freaked (1993)

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

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A company that produces a toxic chemical tries to improve its image via a popular spokesperson, Ricky Coogan. Ricky travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects and finds himself at a mutant freak farm. Elijah, who runs the farm, is only too happy to have new subjects on which to try his freak machine. The very chemical that Ricky is supposed to promote is the one responsible for creating the great variety of freaks. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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A thinking man's stupid comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual situations and bizarre humor | See all certifications »

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31 March 1994 (Australia)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,957 (USA) (3 October 1993)

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$29,296 (USA)
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About eleven minutes of footage was cut from the film. Some proof of this can be heard near the end when Skye Daley says "Sorry to interrupt you, Rick, but you've been talking for almost ninety minutes." The footage was cut, due to the reactions of test audiences. See more »

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On the plane, when the troll gets knocked over to the plane door and he accidentally opens it and flies out, you can see the white curtains used to appear as sky flapping about. See more »

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Elijah C. Skuggs: [the EES board has turned into a giant shoe; imitating Ed Sullivan] That's a really big shoe...
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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Butter Queen
Written by Butthole Surfers
Performed by Butthole Surfers
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Among the funniest movies of all time
26 September 1999 | by (South America) – See all my reviews



I feel priveleged to have this obscure gem in my collection. A scant cruise through my grocery store video rental some six years ago had me rent two films (both with the Melissa Joan Hart-like Megan Ward, oddly enough): "PCU" and "Freaked". I enjoyed PCU, but was taken aback by the colorful crudeness of Freaked. From the opening ClayMation/Henry Rollins fusion to the numerous B cameos (find me another film with all of Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild *AND* Mr. T and I'll find you a kidney transplant), to the laugh-out-loud sight gags, this film is up there with the very best of 'em.

Freaked is without a drop of pretense. It offers no metaphorical politics, it doesn't use heavy music to influence your heartbeat, and unlike the ZAZ and Mel Brooks films, this one doesn't mug for the punchline. Pre-dating Trey Parker and Matt Stone, its knockdown-dragout consistency of it's joke takes you to a very satisfying end. Proud to know it'll never end up on a snobbish "Greatest Films Of All Time" list, I strongly suggest you experience this American Classic for yourself, regardless the toll it might take.

Zygrot Forever!


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