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Tom Green Says Comedy Flop 'Freddy Got Fingered' Turned A Profit & Original Cut Was Half Hour Longer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 22, 2014 6:30 PM
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Freddy Got Fingered
It's hard to believe or even remember that at one time, Canadian funnyman Tom Green was once considered the next big thing. The comedian managed to take his cult cable access show, launch it on The Comedy Network where he gained a broader audience, and soon was treating viewers on MTV with his unique brand of shock, absurdist behaviour and gross-out humor. And because Hollywood always wants a taste of whatever is hot and current, they came for Green and offered him a movie deal. He took the opportunity and made "Freddy Got Fingered," a movie designed to be everything that a star showcasing vehicle usually isn't. It bombed and was savaged by critics on release, but in the years since, has earned a cult following. But was it really the disaster it was presented as in 2001? Not according to Green.

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