Starring Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Bridget Fonda and Carrie Fisher, Drop Dead Fred is a hilarious comedy about a young woman who suddenly finds herself reunited with an old "friend." When Elizabeth (Phoebe Cates) returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred (Rik Mayall), to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth desperately attempts to win back her husband and return to normality, with comical results.

  • 1 hr 43 minPG13HDSD
  • Apr 19, 1991
  • Comedy

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  • Rik MayallActor

  • Tim MathesonActor

  • Phoebe CatesActor

  • Ron EldardActor

    Former golden gloves boxer Ron Eldard has found success on stage, television and in feature films. Fans of the NBC medical drama ER (1994) will remember Eldard for playing a paramedic and love interest for nurse Julianna Margulies on the show's second season. The New York native graduated from the city's prestigious High School of the Performing Arts after studying drama and made his feature film debut in Nancy Savoca's True Love (1989). Eldard's subsequent major film roles include that of an inner city youth coping with the consequences of a practical joke gone horribly awry in Barry Levinson's Sleepers (1996). On stage, Eldard made a name for himself appearing in the off-Broadway productions of "AveNu Boys" and "Servy 'n' Bernice 4Ever" and, in his one man show, "Standing Eight Count". His Broadway credits include Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" and "On the Waterfront". On television, Eldard starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Men Behaving Badly (1996) and in Bakersfield P.D. (1993). Eldard has also appeared in several made-for-television movies, including Showtime's Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) and HBO's When Trumpets Fade (1998).
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  • Carrie FisherActor

    Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Fisher is also known for her book, "Postcards from the Edge", and she wrote the screenplay for the movie based on her novel. Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd have a daughter, Billie Lourd (Billie Catherine Lourd), born on July 17, 1992.
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  • Bridget FondaActor

  • Marsha MasonActor

  • Ate de JongDirector

  • Paul WebsterProducer