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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.

Sequel 'Monsters: Dark Continent' Starts Filming, Johnny Harris & Joe Dempsie Starring

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 9:40 AM
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Ever since it was unveiled back in 2010, there's been talk of a possible sequel to "Monsters." And that's hardly a surprise: while Gareth Edwards' film wasn't a giant success, it made a very decent $5 million worldwide (plus much more on home video formats), which is an unqualified success for a film made on a miniscule budget.

'Monsters' Sequel 'The Dark Continent' Moves Forward With 'Misfits' Director Tom Green

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 18, 2012 9:04 AM
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One of the big successes of the 2010 indie world was "Monsters," the ultra-low budget sci-fi picture which became a sensation after it premiered at SXSW. Made on a miniscule budget, with hugely impressive effects created on an off-the-shelf computer, it followed two Americans trying to travel across an area of Central America devestated by huge alien creatures. It was an off-beat, original take on the genre, and marked the arrival of some major new talents -- and indeed, helmer Gareth Edwards was picked out to direct a new reboot of "Godzilla," which remains in development, while star Scoot McNairy has gone on to major roles in "Killing Them Softly," "Argo" and "Twelve Years A Slave."

Rising Director Tom Green To Make Feature Debut With Film Set Against Legendary Stone Roses Gig

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2011 6:27 AM
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This writer went to university for four years in Manchester, England and, as such, is still physically unable to listen to one of the seminal bands from the city, The Stone Roses. Despite only recording two albums, one of which is rubbish, the band seemingly soundtrack every bar, club and restaurant in the city, and, even as a one time fan of the band, if we go the rest of our lives without ever hearing "I Am The Resurrection" again, we'll be delighted.

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