Freddy Got Fingered

Freddy Got Fingered

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Cast: Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas

     
 

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Television star Tom Green makes his directorial debut with this gross-out comedy. Green stars as Gord Brody, a 28-year-old slacker who aspires to be an animator of Hollywood cartoons. After his dreams of working for studio mogul Dave Davidson (Anthony Michael Hall) temporarily wash out, along with his thankless job at a cheese factory, Gord returns home to live with…  See more details below

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Television star Tom Green makes his directorial debut with this gross-out comedy. Green stars as Gord Brody, a 28-year-old slacker who aspires to be an animator of Hollywood cartoons. After his dreams of working for studio mogul Dave Davidson (Anthony Michael Hall) temporarily wash out, along with his thankless job at a cheese factory, Gord returns home to live with his parents, Jim (Rip Torn) and Julie (Julie Hagerty). Jim wishes that Gord would simply grow up, move out of the basement, and get a real job like his younger brother Freddy (Eddie Kaye Thomas), who works in a responsible position at a bank. When the battle of wills between Gord and Jim heats up, Gord devises various stunt-like schemes to drive his father bonkers, including the bogus charge that their father molested Freddy as a youngster. Marisa Coughlan co-stars as Gord's wheelchair-bound, nymphomaniac, amateur rocket-scientist girlfriend Betty, while comedian and Green's fellow Canada native Harland Williams plays Gord's oddball neighbor Darren.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Bad taste is raised to an art in Tom Green's outrageous directorial debut, Freddy Got Fingered. Green's MTV persona gets a suitable big-screen treatment here, as he plays an aspiring cartoon animator who leaves the nest and heads to LA to seek fame and fortune. Freddy Got Fingered is an all-out assault on sentimental movie clichés, as Green skateboards through the film like a post-modern Marx brother with a goatee, making a hash of all attempts at normal human interaction along the way. Precious little is sacred here: even touchy subjects like incest are fair game for Green's (literally) blood-and-guts wit. Green holds the movie together, though, by providing himself with a couple of nicely off-beat foils: his love interest, a wheelchair-bound amateur rocket scientist with an apparently insatiable kinky appetite (Marisa Coughlan), and his irascible father, played bigger than life by the incomparable Rip Torn. Torn plunges into the chaos without apparent reservations, gleefully bellowing and fuming and, yes, even dropping his trousers. Let the squeamish beware: Freddy Got Fingered has enough gross, disgusting, and shocking material for a dozen Farrelly brothers films, all played utterly over the top and exceedingly R-rated. The Fox DVD, however, provides a 3-minute-long PG version, as well as a commentary track by Green, deleted scenes, the half-hour-long MTV Freddy Got Fingered Movie Special, and a laugh track recorded at the film's world premiere.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Freddy Got Fingered is in no way a conventionally good film. Nearly unanimous bad reviews found that it was not conventionally well-directed, written, shot, or acted. While this makes the film off-putting for many, it does feel like the movie Tom Green intended to make. He wants to throw off convention. There are many disturbing images in the film, but they seem to be there for a reason that goes beyond shock value. The conflict between Gord and his father is presented at an extremely Freudian level; metaphorically and literally, Gord must cut the cord that keeps him attached to his parents. The images in the film support this subtext, while simultaneously turning one's stomach. There is a remarkably disturbing scene in which Gord delivers a baby. It is one of the bloodiest births ever put on film. This makes sense thematically, as Gord himself needs to be reborn; removing himself from the remarkably dysfunctional relationship he shares with his father will be as difficult as the birth. While most gross-out films are simply attempting to shock the audience for the sake of shock, Freddy Got Fingered seems to have something bigger on its mind. Even for a gross-out picture, Freddy Got Fingered is unconventional.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
UPC:
0024543024606
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:27:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Green Gord Brody
Rip Torn Jim Brody
Marisa Coughlan Nurse Betty
Eddie Kaye Thomas Freddy Brody
Harland Williams Darren
Anthony Michael Hall Mr. Davidson
Julie Hagerty Julie Brody
Drew Barrymore Mr. Davidson's Receptionist
Allan H. Gray Waiter

Technical Credits
Tom Green Director,Screenwriter
Larry Brezner Producer
Darren Brisker Sound/Sound Designer
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Glenne Campbell Costumes/Costume Designer
Marc S. Fischer Co-producer,Executive Producer
Tony Gardner Makeup Special Effects
Derek Harvie Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Katterina Keith Art Director
Howard Lapides Producer
Lauren Lloyd Producer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Nancy Nayor Casting
Chris Prynoski Animator
Mike Simpson Score Composer
Kim Winther Asst. Director
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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Freddy Got Fingered 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The worst movie, not only in recent history, but in all of movie history! I like to Tom Green Show as much as the next person, but to have him practically uncut is the biggest mistake in one could make. Needless to say the ZachFactor is negative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the funniest movie I´ve ever seen and will see. tom green shows that he is a very good actor by making this film. a must see for anyone that likes to laugh!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Plenty of langauge, violence, and yes, Tom Green playing with a horses tallywacker(it's an appropriate word). It's funny,crude, and down right nasty. Tom Green, what have you done? Is it worth seeing? It depeneds on how you feel about movies with adult humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i want my time back!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was so funny it had no point but it was so gross it was funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has something to offend everyone. It is so tastless it scrapes geinus.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sickening,wrong, emoral, and straight up poitless. A gosingly funny movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is the funniest pointless-movie that i have ever seen. (yeah, better than jackass) it is so wrong, it hits some wierd loop hole and turns out to be really good. the extra features are awesome. the best it when he is writing the 'sausage song'. tom green is a friggen genious.............. X-RAY CAT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago