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Freaked (1993)

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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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Tom Stern, Alex Winter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Shields ... Skye Daley
William Sadler ... Dick Brian
Eduardo Ricard Eduardo Ricard ... George Ramirez #1
Henry Carbo Henry Carbo ... George Ramirez #2
Deep Roy ... George Ramirez #3
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ... George Ramirez #3
Brian Brophy Brian Brophy ... Kevin
Michael Stoyanov ... Ernie
Morgan Fairchild ... Stewardess
Alex Zuckerman ... Stuey Gluck
Megan Ward ... Julie
Randy Quaid ... Elijah C. Skuggs
Jaime Cardriche ... Toad
Nicholas Cohn Nicholas Cohn ... Bob Vila Look-A-Like
Derek McGrath ... Worm
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Freak Show See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,957, 3 October 1993

Gross USA:

$29,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,296
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tommy See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Fox Movie Channel edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's budget was twelve million dollars, most of which went towards the film's visual effects. See more »

Goofs

When Ricky leaves Skuggs' den with the very important clue, he is walking on the dolly track, which can be seen toward the end of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Elijah C. Skuggs: Styrofoam cup!
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Connections

Spoofs This Old House (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Hideous Mutant Freekz
Written by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and Bill Laswell
Performed and Produced by Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Laswell
George Clinton Appears Courtesy of Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records
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Sure glad that wasn't OUR plane!
9 June 2005 | by turdburglarSee all my reviews

I can't give this movie a high enough rating! I was a fan of Alex and Tom when they did the show "The Idiot Box" on MTV (one of the few who saw this), and this movie was just a natural extension of that show. If you have never seen this and have a twisted sense of humor like I do, you will love this movie. I won't rehash the plot, but I think that for me, every joke works and this is one of my all-time favorite cult movies. Randy Quaid is brilliant as Elijah C. Skuggs, the redneck proprietor of Freekland. And Alex Winter turns in a great performance in his last starring role. Thankfully "Freaked" is going to be released on DVD on July 12th. Thank you Anchor Bay! So, if you haven't been able to find this movie or catch it on cable, you will have your chance soon enough and I highly recommend it.

Oh yeah, how many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb? TWO: One to screw it in and one to ride my RODNEY!


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