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"Drop Dead Fred" is a 1991 British-American fantasy comedy film directed by Ate De Jong, produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films and released and distributed by New Line Cinema. Although promoted as a lighthearted children's film, there are notable adult themes and gags, with elements of black comedy, emotional abuse, mental illness, bizarre visual and make-up effects, gross-out humor and some profanity.
- also known as My Special Friend
- countries: United Kingdom, United States of America
- language: English Language
- producers: Paul Webster, Tim Bevan, Marc E. Platt & Eric Fellner
- executive producers: Carlos Davis, Tim Bevan, Anthony Fingleton
- production design by Joseph T. Garrity
- art direction by Rando Schmook
- written by Anthony Fingleton & Carlos Davis
- based on a story by Elizabeth Livingston
- Daniel Gerroll as Nigel Cronin
- Phoebe Cates as Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin
- Rik Mayall as Drop Dead Fred
- Bridget Fonda as Annabella
- Ashley Peldon as Young Elizabeth
- Ron Eldard as Mickey Bunce
- Marsha Mason as Polly Cronin
- Tim Matheson as Charles
- Carrie Fisher as Janie
- Keith Charles as Murray
- Eleanor Mondale as Attractive Customer
- casting by Lynn Kressel
- cinematography by Peter Deming
- edited by Marshall Harvey
- music by Randy Edelman
- costume design by Carol Wood
- set decoration by Colin Tugwood
- genres: Fantasy, Screwball comedy, Comedy, Drama
- tagline: Dishes. Relationships. Wind. This guy breaks everything.
- rating: PG-13 (USA)
- released on (23 years ago)
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Reflections of the Self in Everyday Life by G Gemmill, Ph.D.; G Kraus, Ph.D.
New Line Cinema's Drop Dead Fred is a film that nicely depicts the idea of magical thinking. This comedic yet incredibly insightful film presents the story of twenty- five -year-old Elizabeth Cronin. After a failed marriage, Elizabeth moves back ...
by Jan Onofrio
Drop Dead Fred (1990); / Love Trouble ...
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)
by John Clute, John Grant
DROP DEAD FRED US movie (1991). Working Title/PolyGram. Pr Paul Webster. Exec pr Tim Bevan, Carlos Davis, Anthony Fingleton. Dir Ate De Jong. Vfx Pete Kuran. Screenplay Davis, Fingleton, Elizabeth Livingston. Starring Phoebe ...
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