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Funny Bones (1995)

An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.

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Peter Chelsom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Platt ... Tommy Fawkes
Jerry Lewis ... George Fawkes
Lee Evans ... Jack Parker
Leslie Caron ... Katie Parker
Richard Griffiths ... Jim Minty
Sadie Corre Sadie Corre ... Poodle Woman
Oliver Reed ... Dolly Hopkins
George Carl George Carl ... Thomas Parker
Freddie Davies Freddie Davies ... Bruno Parker
Ian McNeice ... Stanley Sharkey
Christopher Greet Christopher Greet ... Lawrence Berger
Peter Gunn ... Nicky
Gavin Millar Gavin Millar ... Steve Campbell
William Hootkins ... Al
Terence Rigby ... Billy Man
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Storyline

Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic relief, with whom he can be famous. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Comedy. It's in the timing. It's in the material. But mostly, it's in the bones. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a scene of tragic violence | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atherapefta asteios See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,946, 26 March 1995

Gross USA:

$532,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$532,268
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First full length cinema film of Lee Evans See more »

Goofs

During the final scene, while the camera is showing the police at the base of the pole, a spotlight is throwing a very clear shadow of the camera, complete with 'rubber ducky' antenna on the actors. See more »

Quotes

Steve Campbell: Tell me, of this list, which do you think is the odd one out? House... school... dog... cinema... church.
Jack Parker: [after some thought] Dog.
Steve Campbell: [smiles] Good!
Jack Parker: 'Cause a dog wouldn't go to the cinema, would it?
Steve Campbell: [stares at Jack for a bit, then composes himself] Which of *these* is the odd one out... Malice... jealousy... greed... envy... and... *kindness*.
Jack Parker: [triumphantly] 'And'!
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Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #11.4 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
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A very multi-faceted film
13 October 1999 | by Valek-5See all my reviews

When I first saw this film I thought that it was brilliant. At first it seemed to have an amateurish quality about it, but this turned out not to be true. What I thought was amateurish about it turned out to be the sound. The ever present ocean seems to add to the sound quality as if the viewer were really there, experiencing what actually happened.

This is undoubtedly one of Oliver Platt's best roles. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the intriguing Mr.Fawkes. Lee Evans was also unbelievably riveting in his portrayal as the mentally disturbed young man.

This film is very representative of the small town in Britain with it's quiet undisturbed population that seems to be frozen in time, in contrast to Fawkes's father's life in America, which is busy and ever-changing, where the most important thing in life is money, as opposed to memories being just as important back in the small British town.

The best part of the film is watching (in small parts) the unravelling of the horrific event that had happened so many years before and turned the young man (played by Lee Evans) into the person he is today.

A riveting watch. See it.


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