Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Rik Mayall starred as the title character: a happy, anarchic, and mischievous imaginary friend of a young girl named Elizabeth (Phoebe Cates) and nemesis of her overbearing mother, Polly (Marsha Mason). He causes chaos around the home and neighborhood, but nobody can see him except her. When she grows up and has an emotional crisis, he returns to “cheer her up” in his own unique way, causing more chaos than ever before. The supporting cast included Carrie Fisher, Ron Eldard, Tim Matheson, and Bridget Fonda. Commissioned by Gillian Lanni.
Release date: May 24, 1991 (USA)
Director: Ate de Jong
Box office: 14.8 million USD (domestic)
Budget: 6.788 million USD (est.)
Screenplay: Anthony Fingleton, Carlos Davis