• Publication date: December 18, 2010

Drop Dead Fred

Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Cronin’s life is demolished during one lunch break; while trying to reconcile with her philandering husband he simply dumps her, her purse, then car, get stolen, and she loses her job- not bad for an afternoon. To top things off her domineering mother comes to snatch her away to stay with her. But all is not lost as her imaginary childhood friend ‘Drop Dead Fred’ comes to her rescue…

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1991

MBC 2:

April 9, 2013 06:30 (KSA) ~ April 9, 2013 05:30 (CLT)

Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Cronin’s life is demolished during one lunch break; while trying to reconcile with her philandering husband Charles (Tim Matheson) he simply dumps her, then her purse, then car, get stolen, and to top it off she loses her job- not bad for an afternoon. To top things off Lizzie (Phoebe Cates) finds her domineering mother Polly (Marsha Mason) coming to snatch her away to stay with her. Looking through her old closet Lizzie finds a taped-up jack-in-the-box, but once she opens it, it isn’t Jack that pops out, but her imaginary childhood friend ‘Drop Dead Fred’ (Rick Mayall).

Amazed that little Lizzie has grown so much since he last saw her; Fred is going to try his best to snap Elizabeth out of her blues. And though the havoc he wreaks will be blamed on Lizzie, Fred will also help her free herself from her domineering mother and regain her sense of self-worth…

Though at its initial release the film performed ‘adequately’, it has since developed a cult following in the US and elsewhere…

 

Starring:

  • Phoebe Cates
  • Rik Mayall
  • Marsha Mason
  • Tim Matheson
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Keith Charles
  • Bridget Fonda

Directed by:  Ate de Jong

Rating:  PG-13 for a little violence, sexuality and language.