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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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Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder. See more »

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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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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

Alex Winter Keanu Reeves William Sadler Arturo Gil Tom Stern all appear in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Elijah C. Skuggs: Styrofoam cup!
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Freaked
Written by Henry Rollins, Andy Hawkins, Ted Epstein, Gabe Katz
Performed by Henry Rollins and Blind Idiot God
Courtesy of The Image Recording Company
Produced by Robert Musso
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Still Funny and Cult after Watching Many Times
9 December 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The TV journalist Skye Daley (Brooke Shields) hosts the boastful actor Ricky Coogan (Alex Winter) to tell his recent adventure in Central America. Ricky accepts to promote the toxic fertilizer Zygrot 24 from the E.E.S. Corporation in Santa Flan; in return, he would receive US$ 5,000,000 from the corrupt E.E.S. Chairman Dick Brian (William Sadler). He travels with his best friend Ernie (Michael Stoyanov) to Santa Flan and on the arrival, they meet the gorgeous Julie (Megan Ward), who is protesting against the Zygrot 24. Ricky lures her telling that Ernie and he are protesters and she joins the two friends in a trip to the E.E.S. Soon she discovers the truth but they are in the middle of nowhere and she goes with them. They decide to take a detour to see the Freakland Carnival and they meet the owner Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid) and his henchmen Toad (Jaime Cardriche). Soon they learn that Skuggs is an insane genius that uses a machine that processes the Zygrot 24 to transform normal people into hideous mutants to work in his sideshow. Ricky is transformed in a monster and Julie and Ernie are merged in conjoined monsters. What will happen to our heroes?

"Freaked" is a politically incorrect black comedy with a surrealistic story about a sideshow where the attractions are made by the insane owner of the carnival. This film is still funny and cult after watching many times. It is impossible to recognize the uncredited Keanu Reeves, in the role of Ortiz the Dog Boy. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Freaklândia: O Parque dos Horrores" ("Freakland: The Horror Carnival")


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