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Funny Man (1994)

After winning a English stately house in a game of poker, a record producer finds it to be haunted by a demonic jester intent on murdering his family.

Director:

Simon Sprackling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim James ... The Funny Man
Christopher Lee ... Callum Chance
Benny Young Benny Young ... Max Taylor
Ingrid Lacey ... Tina Taylor
Pauline Black ... The Psychic Commando
Matthew Devitt Matthew Devitt ... Johnny Taylor
Chris Walker Chris Walker ... The Hard Man
Rhona Cameron ... Thelma Fudd
George Morton George Morton ... The Crap Puppeteer
Jamie Heard Jamie Heard ... Jammie Taylor
Harry Heard Harry Heard ... Harry Taylor
Bob Sessions Bob Sessions ... Card Player
Ed Bishop ... Card Player
John Chancer John Chancer ... Card Player
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... The Nurse (as Jana Sheldon)
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Storyline

When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night. Written by Paul McCluskey

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Taglines:

He's cheeky & he's cruel!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee filmed his key role in a day. See more »

Quotes

The Hard Man: Look, alright, I think I get the point.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't, see?
The Hard Man: But I do.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't get the point.
The Hard Man: But I do.
The Funny Man: No, but you don't get THE point.
The Hard Man: Oh, but I do. I get THE point.
The Funny Man: Do you?
The Hard Man: Yeah.
The Funny Man: [relieved] Yeah?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the credits a song called "Funny Man" is played, The Funny Man talks over the top of this song telling the audience to sing amongst other things. After the credits finish we see Funny Man standing in a garden. He looks at the camera and says "No rest for the wicked!" he then walks off camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

Uncut version is longer than the U.S. "R" rated version and contains extra scenes and gore (including a scene in which the Funnyman literally shoots a girls brains out of her head with her eyeballs still attached). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

User Reviews

 
Bo' Selecta meets Rent-a-Ghost
2 February 2005 | by RogueMonkeySee all my reviews

If your mansion house needs haunting, just call... the Funnyman. Undecided about whether it's a comedy or a horror, it tries to be both and ends up neither.

The Jester would scare the pants off you if you were eight years old. However, you're not eight any more. Freddy Kruger dressed as Mr Claypole is less scary than Mr Claypole dressed as... er... Mr Claypole.

There is some witty banter, a few funny exchanges of dialogue and some top-drawer 'just nodding' acting. The Club Sexy sequence (up until 'Hardman' meets his end) is the highlight of the film.

With the Jesters big rubber head, I'm reminded of Bo' Selecta – Series 3. Just like Bo' Selecta – Series 3 it could've been good… but it's not.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Funnyman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP50,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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