N.p. N.P., 1992. Rainbow Revised Shooting script for the 1993 film, here under the working title "Very Special People." Copy belonging to Still Photographer Melissa Mosley with "Melissa Mosley Still Photographer" label affixed to front wrapper. Copied annotations throughout noting or revising scene numbers.
Created by the makers of the MTV sketch comedy series "The Idiot Box" (1990-1991).
Originally intended as a low budget horror film featuring the experimental rock band Butthole Surfers, which director and screenwriter Alex Winter (co-star of the "Bill and Ted" film series) worked with previously in the 1988 short film "Bar-B-Que Movie." The concept transformed into, as Winter described it, "'Beach Blanket Bingo' meets 'The Evil Dead." Joe Roth, head of 20th Century Fox, loved the idea and green-lit the project. Unfortunately, Roth was fired during filming, and the new studio head Peter Chernin hated it, severely slashing the budget. After poor test screenings, it was pulled from nationwide release and only opened to two theaters in the US. Revived on VHS, then DVD and Blu-Ray, it has since been recognized as the cult favorite it was made to be.
Spoiled actor Ricky Coogin (Winter), best friend Earnie (Michael Stoyanov), and pretty girl activist Julie (Megan Ward) find themselves trapped at Freek Land, a freak show run by mad scientist Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid), who is turning everyone into horrible, grotesque, ridiculous mutants with his "Tasty Freeks Machine."
Featuring cameos (usually in horrific makeup) from Keanu Reeves, Mr. T, Bobcat Goldthwait, Brooke Shields, Calvert DeForest (Larry "Bud" Melman), and others.
Shot on location in Los Angeles and Malibu, California.
Grey titled self-wrappers, integral with title page, dated February 10, 1992, noted as Revised Shooting Script, with credits for screenwriters Tim Burns, Tom Stern, and Alex Winter. 99 leaves, with last page of text numbered 94. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with pink, yellow, green, goldenrod, salmon, cherry, tan, and grey revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/30/92 and 6/8/92. Pages Near Fine with light edgewear on first page, bound with three gold brads.