DVD Title: "Drop Dead Fred"

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Title Drop Dead Fred
Description Every kid has an imaginary friend. Only Elizabeth (Phoebe Cates) isn't a kid and Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall) is anything but imaginary! With a haircut this bad, he has to be real — and his mischief has Elizabeth in big trouble!

When she splits with her husband (Tim Matheson), Elizabeth turns to her best friend (Carrie Fisher). But it's her mom (Marsha Mason) who sends her back home where she discovers her childhood friend, Fred. Having been locked in a box for twenty-one years, Fred is bursting with enough energy to turn Elizabeth's life into a rowdy, rollicking, racy adventure!
DVD Amaray Credits POLYGRAM and WORKING TITLE FILMS present
PHOEBE CATES RIK MAYALL MARSHA MASON DROP DEAD FRED with TIM MATHESON and CARRIE FISHER
music by RANDY EDELMAN costume designer CAROL WOOD production designer JOSEPH T. GARRITY film editor MARSHALL HARVEY director of photography PETER DEMING
executive producers TIM BEVAN and CARLOS DAVIS & ANTHONY FINGLETON written by CARLOS DAVIS & ANTHONY FINGLETON
produced by PAUL WEBSTER directed by ATE DE JONG
ISBN / Bar Code number 0 12236 11926 5
Video Format 1.33:1 (4:3) / Full screen
Audio Format Stereo / 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround
Disc Count One (1)
Language(s) English
Genre Comedy
Subtitles None
Rated PG-13
Region Region 1 - NTSC
Specification Color
Features [MAIN MENU]: (1. Play Movie, 2. Chapter Index). [CHAPTER INDEX]: {1-5} (1. Opening Credits, 2. Moving On, 3. Losing It All, 4. Mama To The Rescue, 5. Time To Play), {6-10} (6. Good Morning!, 7. A Friend In Need, 8. All Grown Up, 9. Imagination Running Wild, 10. Playing Pirates), {11-15} (11. Bad News, 12. Dating Games, 13. Extreme Measures, 14. What's Up, Doc?, 15. Crazy For You), {16-20} (16. Trying To Run, 17. Getaway, 18. Snotface Looking Great, 19. In For The Night, 20. Intruder Alert!), {21-25} (21. Let's Talk, 22. Together Again?, 23. Time To Go Inside, 24. No More Fears, 25. End Credits).
Production PolyGram / Working Title Films
Company New Line Cinema / Artisan Home Entertainment
Item / Product Number #11926
Closed Captioning Yes
DVD Release July 22, 2003
Run Time 103 minutes (DVD Warning screen - :08, Feature film - 1:38:47. Total DVD time 1:38:56)
Copyright Program Content and Package Artwork: © MCMXCI Polygram Filmproduktion GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary: © 2003 Artisan Video Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artisan Entertainment Inc. 2700 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90404. Printed in U.S.A.
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Drop Dead Fred

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DVD Review (Posted on 10-25-2018) by Jennifer Aknin

Brief synopsis:
Drop Dead Fred is a comedy film released in 1991 starring Phoebe Cates and Rik Mayall. It's about a young woman named Elizabeth (played by Phoebe Cates) who is going through some life altering situations when her husband Charles (Tim Matheson) leaves her. She turns to her friend Janie (Carrie Fisher) for guidance but her controlling mother Polly Cronin (Marsha Mason) takes over and makes her come to her childhood home where she stumbles across and old toy box sealed for 21 years. When she opens it, her childhood imaginary friend Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall) comes back into the picture.

The crazy, off-the-wall things these two do together is hilarious. What is most important about this movie is the message of self-love and self-respect brought about with all the silly and serious imperfections of life, love, and dealing with overbearing family members. This movie has not gotten the attention it really deserves and I believe it to be a real eye-opener for good self-esteem, which we all could use right about now. Rik Mayall is hilarious and really brings the film to life with his witty and sarcastic delivery. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it!
You never leave the party till the very very end!
— Drop Dead Fred


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© 2008-2018 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

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DVD Credits

POLYGRAM
and
WORKING TITLE FILMS
Present




Phoebe Cates

Rick Mayall

Marsha Mason

in

Drop Dead Fred




Ron Eldard

Ashley Peldon

Daniel Gerroll

with
Tim Matheson

and
Carrie Fisher




Casting Bye[sic]
Lynn Kressel

Visual Efects[sic] Produced by
VCE/Pete Kuran

Costume Designer
Carol Wood

Film Editor
Marshall Harvey

Music by
Randall Edelman

Produkshun[sic] Designer
Joseph T. Garrity

Director of Fotography[sic]
Peter DeMing

Executive Producers
Tim Bevan
and
Carlos Davis Anthony Fingleton

Suggested Bye[sic]
a Story Bye[sic]

Elizabeth Livingston

Written Bye[sic]
Carlos Davis
&
Anthony Fingleton

Produced by
Paul Webster

Directed by
Ate De Jong








Elizabeth     PHOEBE CATES
Drop Dead Fred     RIK MAYALL
Polly     MARSHA MASON
Charles     TIM MATHESON
Janie     CARRIE FISHER




Murray     KEITH CHARLES


Young Elizabeth     ASHLEY PELDON
Nigel     DANIEL GERROLL
Mickey Bunce     RON ELDARD

Attractive Customer     ELEANOR MONDALE
Judge Dubben     BOB REID
Arsonist     PETER THOEMKE
Grandma Bunce     SJOUKJE DE JONG DOUMA
Man in Speedboat     PAUL HOLMES
Waiter #1     STEVE COCHRAN
Waiter #2     ROBERT MEYZEN
Doctor Ryland     DANIEL BUCHEN
Concerned Mom     MARIE MATHAY
Go to Hell Herman     PETER BRIETMAYER
Velcro Head     CLARK NIEDERJOHN
Graggy     TOM BETHKE
Namby Pamby     ELIZABETH GRAY
Nurse     CHERYL HAWKER
Waiter at Wine Gala     MICHAEL WELKER
Natalie     KELLY BENSON
Ms. Fuzzock     CATHY LIND HAYES








© MCMXCI PolyGram Filmproduktion GmbH
All Rights Reserved








Unit Production Manager
MARY McLAGLEN








1st Assistant Director
MICHAEL WAXMAN

2nd Assistant Director
DAN STILLMAN








Special Makeup Effects by
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON








Production Assistant     NICOLE FURIA
1st Assistant Cameraman     SCOTT BROWNER
2nd Assistant Camera     KIMMAN HARMON
Script Supervisor     BENITA BRAZIER
Sound Mixer     BOB ANDERSON, JR., C.A.S.
Boom Operator     PUD CUSACK
Art Director     RANDALL SCHMOOK
Set Decorator     COLIN TUGWELL
On-Set Dresser     NIEL WILLIAMS
Property Master     DEBORAH SCHILDT
Assistant Art Director     SYDNEY SHARPE
Assistant Props     ELLIOT BERLOVITZ
Additional Prop Master     MARTY CUSACK

Key Makeup Artist     LIZBETH J. WILLIAMSON
Hair Supervisor     TAMARA GUTHRIE
Key Hair     HEATHER MATISOFF
Hair Assistants     SHERRY HARTUNG
DANIEL CURE
A.J. NIELSEN
Wig Stylist     STEVE McGLOCKLIN
Ms. Mason's Makeup     RICHARD BLAIR

Assistant Costume Designer     LUCY CORRIGAN
Wardrobe Supervisor     DARYL KERRIGAN
Wardrobe Assistants     CHERYL BROUSSARD
PAMELA POST
ANN MILLER

Location Manager     TIM HILLMAN
Assistant Location Manager     BOB GRAF
Location Scouts     NORTHCOAST PICTURES

Production Coordinator     JULIE HARTLEY
Assistant Production Coordinator     ERIC MUELLER

Assistant to the Producer/Post-Production Coordinator     CLARISSA TROOP

Assistant Accountant     MARGARET LANCASTER
Minneapolis Casting     LYNN BLUMENTHAL CASTING
Extras Casting     RICHTER CASTING
Unit Still Photographer     DEMMIE TODD
Unit Publicity     JULIE POLKES
COTTRELL & LINDEMAN
ASSOCIATES
Additional Photography by     SANDI SISSEL
FRANCIS KENNY

Gaffer     MICHAEL LAVIOLETTE
Key Grip     ROBAIRE FELDMANN
Best Boy Electric     NICK CLINE
Best Boy Grip     ROBERT ADAMS
Electricians     THOMAS FRANCHETT
CHRIS "FLOATER" MALONE
DAVID DOYLE
Dolly Grip     CLARENCE BROWN
Grips     JOHNNY HALE
CRAIG FOSTER
SCOTT KOSTER

Acrobat Double     JOHN BARRETT
Stunt Coordinator     KY MICHAELSON

Special Effects Coordinator     BOB COOPER
Assistant Special Effects     PAUL MURPHY
PHIL BILLEY

1st Assistant Editor     JIM SCHULTE
2nd Assistant Editors     BRENT KAVIAR
JAMES GROETSCH

Supervising Sound Editor     MICHAEL REDBOURN
Sound Effects     VICTOR IORILLO
Dialogue Editors     JOE HOLSEN
ED LACHMAN
SAM CRUTCHER

Foley Editor     TOVA SZABO
Assistants     BILL WARD
TERRY HONORE
Sound Transfer     JOHN SOUKUP
Re-Recording by     RYDER SOUND SERVICES, INC.
Re-Recording Mixers     ROBERT W. GLASS, JR.
RICHARD D. ROGERS
GROVER B. HELSLEY

Music Editor     KATHY DURNING
Scoring Mixer     ELTON AHI
Scoring Crew     GUSTAVO BORNER
FRANCOIS BLAIGAN
BOON HENG TAN
Music Recorded at     RUSK SOUND STUDIOS

VCE Visual Effects Supervisor     KEVIN KUTCHAVER
Special Photographic Effects     PAUL GENTRY
Animation Camera     PAM VICK
Visual Effects Editorial     JO MARTIN
TRACY SINGLETON
Optical Effects     BRIAN GRIFFIN
DAVE EMERSON
TODD HALL
BILL CONNER
PETE MARTIN
GARY GEORGE
VCE Coordinator     JACQUELINE ZIETLOW

Stop Motion Animation     DOUG BESWICK PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Sculptor     MITCH DeVANE
Mechanical Technician     YANCY CALZADA
Puppet Painter     MARGARET PRENTICK
Puppet Costume     TERESA BURKETT
Stop Motion Animator     DOUG BESWICK
Model Builder     JIM BELOHOVEK
Storyboard Artist     PETE VON SHOLLY
2nd 2nd Assistant Director     JULIE HERRIN
Production Assistants     ROBIN KELLER
EMILY STEVENS
CHRYSA FREEMAN
SAMANTHA FINGLETON
PRISCILLA FINGLETON

2nd Unit Cameraman     GREGORY GARDINER
Titles Designed by     JOE RANFT
Title Animation     STEVEN SEGAL
Construction Coordinator     BOB HEDSTROM
Art Department Coordinator     BARBARA GORRIE
Leadman     MICHAEL HANDLEY
Swing Gang     JONATHAN MARTIN
NORINE FRANCIS
STEVEN LINSNER
Assistant to Set Director     MARGOT CZULEWICZ
Set Dresser     CHER LAFRENIERE
Lead Scenic     ANNE HYVARINEN
Scenic Painters     NANCE CORKRUM-DERBY
DIANE DELESHA
WENDY SNAUFFER
KATHY STEWART
Lead Carpenter     WAYNE WENDLAND
Carpenters     STEVE SUTHERLAND
DALE KIRCHBERG
MICHAEL KESTNER
MICHAEL WALLIEN
KEITH ROBINSON
Art Rigger     STUART SKRIEN
Transportation Coordinator     BOBBY CAWLEY
Transportation Captain     SCOTT HENDRICKS

Catering by     COAST TO COAST CATERERS
Chef     LARRY WALACK
Assistant Chef     JOSE MOJICA
Catering Coordinator     ANITA GIORDANO
Craft Services     VICKI VAN FLEET
Greenskeeper     KATHIE FOSLIEN
Production Van Driver     MARK MASONER
Honeywagon Driver     VINCE PECORA
Drivers     ROBERT L. HECK
CHARLES JOHNSON
MICHAEL KENNEDY
FRANCIS GRITZ
ROGER KNUTSON
JIM HAUGH
TODD S. EICHENS
KEVIN KENNEDY

Los Angeles Editing Facilities     RYDER SOUND
Minneapolis Editing Facilities     SILK PURSE
Projectionist     PETE SNELL
ADR Artists     VOICES OFF
REVA ROSE
Graphical Illustrator     TIM BLOUGH
Fine Arts Consultant     DAVID SODERGREN
Color Timer     DAN MUSCARELLA
Insurance Services     KEVIN O'SHEA
Legal Services (U.K.)     BILLY HINSHELWOOD
Legal Services (U.S.A.)     SINCLAIR TENENBAUM & CO., INC.




Sales by MANIFESTO FILM SALES




Insurance by BAYLEY, MARTIN & FAY
Banked by PIERSON, HELDRING & PIERSON N.V.
Completion Bond Supplied by THE COMPLETION BOND CO.
Camera Systems by CLAIRMONT
Lighting Equipment Provided by
HOLLYWOOD RENTAL COMPANY, INC.

Color by CFI

Originated on
Eastman
Colour Film from Kodak




Special Thanks to:
LAURA ASHLEY and GAIL SWANSON • EVE BENISH
RICHARD GLADSTEIN • EVY KOMAREK • SALVATION ARMY
MICHAEL KUHN • MARQUETTE HOTEL, MINNEAPOLIS
THE MINNEAPOLIS FILM BOARD
RANDY ADAMSICK and KELLY PRATT
LOU NANNI • SANDY PUTTNAM AT NABISCO FOODS
SARA RISHER • STEVEN'S FABRICS
SUMMIT BREWING COMPANY • SETH WILLENSON

SARAH RADCLYFFE

"VELCRO"
a registered trademark of Velcro USA, Inc. for their brand of hook and loop fasteners,
is being used with the permission of Velcro USA, Inc.




Quintet for Piano, Violin, Violin Cello, Viola and Bass in A Major,
Op. 114, D667, The "Trout" Quintet by FRANZ SCHUBERT.
Performed by THE MELCHOIR QUINTET, Hamburg





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This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and
other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition
may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

The story and all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production
are fictitious. No identification with actual persons is intended
or should be inferred.

Filmed on location in and around the
Twin Cities, Minnesota by Drop Dead Fred, Inc.

© MCMXCI PolyGram Filmproduktion GmbH
All Rights Reserved
















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