Funny Bones

Funny Bones

Director: Peter Chelsom Cast: Oliver Platt, Lee Evans, Richard Griffiths

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Overview

Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) is a struggling stand-up comedian who has tried for years to get out from under the shadow of his father, George Fawkes (Jerry Lewis), himself a famous humorist. Tommy finally scores a showcase spot at a major resort in Las Vegas, but when opening night rolls around, Tommy's act is an unqualified disaster, with the failure made even more painful by his father's presence in the audience. In search of a fresh start, Tommy heads to Blackpool, England, where he was born and raised, to look for a new act. Hoping to buy material from local performers, Tommy auditions a large number of acts, most of whom are utterly hopeless, until he sees a hilarious vaudeville team, the Parker Brothers. Their act seems more than a bit familiar, however, and Tommy soon realizes that they're doing his father's old material. But they have every right to be doing George's schtick -- it seems George stole his act from the Parkers ages ago. What's more, the younger and more eccentric of the Parker Boys, Jack (Lee Evans), is actually Tommy's half brother, the product of a fling with a Blackpool showgirl years ago. Veering between comedy and drama, Funny Bones has more than its share of effective moments on either side of the fence, and features fine supporting performances from Oliver Reed, Leslie Caron and Harold Nicholas.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2017
UPC: 0738329216474
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 59,580

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Oliver Platt Tommy Fawkes
Lee Evans Jack Parker
Richard Griffiths Jim Minty
Leslie Caron Katie Parker
Jerry Lewis George Fawkes
Oliver Reed Dolly Hopkins
George Carl Thomas Parker
Freddie Davies Bruno Parker
Ian McNeice Stanley Sharkey
Peter Gunn Nicky
Gavin Millar Steve Campbell
William Hootkins Al
Terence Rigby Billy Man
Ruta Lee Laura Fawkes
Ticky Holgado Battiston
Olivier Py Barre
Mouss Poquelin
Peter McNamara Canavan
Francois Domange Pirard
Harold Nicholas Himself
Jona Jones Security Guard
Ruth Kettlewell Camilla Powell
Mickey Baker Mayor
Andy Rashleigh Reporter
Phil Kelly Himself
Rusty Goffe Bagpipe Playing Dwarf
Frank Cox Cox Twin
Peter Martin Skipper
Nicholas Brothers Harold as Himself
Sadie Corré Poodle Lady

Technical Credits
Peter Chelsom Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Altman Score Composer
Lester Berman Associate Producer
Laurie Borg Co-producer
Bill Daly Musical Direction/Supervision
Simon Fields Producer
Peter Flannery Screenwriter
Nicholas Frye Executive Producer
Caroline Hanania Production Designer
Tom Harris Special Effects
Tom Harris Special Effects
Pat Hay Makeup
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Munroe Art Director
Eduardo Serra Cinematographer
Martin Walsh Editor
Michael Zimbrich Asst. Director

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Funny Bones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been searching everywhere for this movie on DVD, ever since I happened to catch it on a cable channel a couple of yrs ago. Filmed mostly in Europe (& Las Vegas), it is such an original film, unlike any dramatic comedy I've ever seen. It has murder, heart wrenching scenes & comedy. It's elegantly filmed, sophisticated, provocative, and of course very funny. Highly recommended. Well worth every penny. The soundtrack is excellent too.