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''Freddie as [=FRO7=]'' (Known in the United States as ''Freddie the Frog'') was a... ''[[WidgetSeries strange]]'' children's film produced in the UK in 1992.

The basic plot: A young French prince (who, by the way, is also a wizard) is turned into [[UnfortunateImplications a frog]] by his evil aunt. Then he grows into a human-sized, anthropomorphic frog. Then he becomes a secret agent.

''Then'' things get weird.

The original and unedited UK version is now available on Website/YouTube, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov2whoa8fKA here]]. The American cut is reviewed [[http://madnessmonster.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/freddy-the-frog-review/ here]].

The chief differences between the UK and the US version is that in the US version, there was an attempt to make the plot more streamlined, although they also removed quite a bit dialogue that makes the film a least a ''little'' easier to follow. It also removes some strange sexual innuendo.

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!!Tropes:
* AdiposeRex: El Supremo is rather rotund.
* AffectionateParody: Of James Bond via WordOfGod. The movie is based on stories director Jon Acevski would tell his son about a secret agent frog.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The magic crystal which absorbs the national energy of the monuments.
* ATeamFiring: El Supremo's henchmen form a dozen man wide firing line, and open on full automatic fire on Freddie, Scotty, and Daffers. They somehow don't hit anything.
* AwardBaitSong: "I'll Keep Your Dreams Alive" by George Benson & Patti Austin.
* BalefulPolymorph
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[EvilMatriarch Messina]] and [[EvilIsHammy El Supremo]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The cuts and edits to the "American version".
* {{Brainwashed}}: Daffers at the command of El Supremo. [[spoiler:She's faking the entire time.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Nicole, who is a ''car.'' [[{{BLAM}} Luckily, nothing comes of this.]]
* DerangedAnimation: The British spirit [[BuffySpeak thingies]] inside the crystal.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything? Freddie gives Scotty the "French Kiss of Life" but assures him "This will be our little secret".
* EveryoneKnewAlready: An unintentional example. It's reported in newspapers that Freddie is now the world's greatest secret agent. [[FridgeLogic How great can he be if it's not a secret?]]
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Seems to be only reason Daffers likes Freddie.
* EvilLaugh: Courtesy of [[BrianBlessed El Supremo]].
* EvilMatriarch: Messina.
* FatBastard: El Supremo.
* ForTheEvulz: In her introductory scene, Messina turns a cat into a baby chick... just because.
* GasMaskMooks: El Supremo's henchmen wear balaclavas with goggles and what looks like a gas mask.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At least in the English version. The American version removes quite a bit of the more... ''questionable'' content, such as:
** A robot bug landing on Daffers' chest, and Freddy exclaiming, "I like the landing area."
** Daffers ''flashing her boobs at Freddy a moment later''.
** Freddie's car ''spanking'' Daffers.
** Rollerskating Klansmen doing the macarena with a bunch of [[PuttingOnTheReich pseudo-nazis]] during "Evilmania." Furthermore, Grace Jones (who sings the song) is black.
* HartmanHips: Messina. When she's ''a snake''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: El Supremo is shrunk by his own shrinking ray at the film's climax.]]
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace:
** Scotty pulls his gun out at one point, and Freddie tells him to put it away. So, Scotty ''throws it away over his shoulder'', and [[ShurFineGuns it goes off]] and blows a hole in his hat.
** [[TooDumbToLive He does it again later with an assault rifle]], although it doesn't go off. He even puts his hands up to protect himself from the bullet, as if he was ''expecting'' it to go off.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the fight scene in the room with the gem and the monuments, the soldiers practically just stand there and take the beating. In the uncut version, they actually try, and still can't hit slow-moving targets. In contrast, the only three fighters defeat them hand to hand.
* InterspeciesRomance:
** Heavily implied between Duffers and Freddy. [[{{UST}} It gets awkward.]]
** There's even some of this implied between the villains El Supremo and Messina, "ARE YOU TIRED, MY BEAUTY?"
* JerkAss: The villains, obviously, but Freddie is also one at a lesser extent.
* KarmaHoudini: In the unedited cut, Messina turns into a vulture and Freddie lets her fly away, possibly starting another evil organization, in spite of not only trying to TakeOverTheWorld once, but killing his parents which he seems not very angry about.
** Averted with the American, which implies that she is killed at least killed by Freddie's toss.
* LargeHam: El Supremo, who is voiced by BrianBlessed.
* LiquidAssets: Apparently, a nation's heritage is stored inside historical landmarks and makes everyone in the country fall asleep when stolen.
* MagicSkirt: Daffer's outfit.
* MindOverMatter / YourMindMakesItReal: Freddie, plotwise, tends to emphasize using his mind instead of guns. When he turns rifles into ''butterflies'', one can see why.
* MonumentalTheft: The evil aunt's plan is to steal national monuments with a shrinking ray.
* NationalStereotypes:
** Guess where Scotty's from!
** Nessie as well. "Ah hahve ta get hoome ta bonnie Scotland!"
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Freddie and his aunt both have vaguely defined magical powers which are used solely to advance the plot.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A magic, telekinetic fairytale prince who was transformed into a giant frog and became a secret agent.
* NoIndoorVoice: El Supremo. When chewing out his henchmen for blowing their cover, the walkie-talkie is vibrating so much from the power of his voice that it ''jumps out of the henchman's hands''. Might have something to do with being voiced by BrianBlessed.
* NoNameGiven: El Supremo is only ever referred to by his title.
* NonMammalMammaries: Nessie has an obvious bust.
* ObviouslyEvil: Freddie's aunt, Messina. Having [[EvilAlbino pale skin]], [[AnimalMotifs an overall snake-ish appearance]] [[CaptainObvious and a narrator who tells the audience you're evil]] helps.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Messina. Her accent, in human form, is a completely over the top French accent, whereas in Snake form, it's a little more subtle. When she's singing, the french accent drops altogether, because Grace Jones sings it in her place.
* PettingZooPerson: Freddie.
* PlagueDoctor: One appears during [[VillainSong Evil]][[DerangedAnimation mania]]
* PuttingOnTheReich: The uniforms of the members of the Snake.
* RandomEventsPlot: Every new plot element comes completely out of the blue.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Freddie's evil aunt can turn into a snake. [[ScaledUp It doesn't...]] Wait, it actually ''does'' help once or twice! Huh.
* RunningGag: The Brigadier getting wrapped up in phone cords.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Freddie
* ShapeshifterModeLock: For some reason, once Messina turns into a snake she doesn't turn back into a human until the very climax.
* ShoutOut: "We've just lost some of our best men! 003 in China, 005 in Russia, [[Film/JamesBond 007 in Hollywood—]]"
* StockFootage: When you use the same thirty seconds or so of animation of the King talking to Freddy over and over through the whole US version of the movie, the audience is eventually going to notice.
* {{Stripperific}}: Duffers' outfit, if not just Duffers herself.
* StuntCasting: James Earl Jones re-records the narration in the American release, for little reason other than to get another big name for the poster.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills:
** Scotty, who even ''talks under water'' at one point ([[YouFailBiologyForever apparently he's okay as long as he sucks all of the air bubbles back in]]).
** Ditto for Messina, who can survive underwater as a snake. But this is possibly because [[AWizardDidIt she's magic.]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: The ultimate goal of Messina and El Supremo.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: "Lay Down Your Arms" plays when Freddie, Daffers and Scotty fight a horde of {{Mooks}}, and starts up again for Freddie's HeroicSecondWind.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* TheUnreveal: Freddie calling his Aunt out by name in such a dramatic fashion suggests that it was supposed to be a secret as to who she was, and she never actually speaks to the protagonists before this point, but who knows for sure.
* VillainBall: Messina could have killed Freddie any way she wanted, but she chose to turn him into frog so she could eat him in snake form, giving him an opportunity to escape.
* VillainSong: "Evilmania", like the rest of the soundtrack, is surprisingly awesome — but comes with [[DisneyAcidSequence KKK members on roller skates doing the Macarena]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** There is a member of the British Secret Service who is constantly seen grinning and laughing evilly to himself, who is later viewed to be a spy for El Supremo. The American version removes this revelation, and he just seems to be an asshole.
** In the US cut, [[SequelHook instead of turning into a bird and flying away]], Messina gets wrapped around a pole [[StockFootage (again)]] and is never mentioned again, presumably dying from the toss.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Freddie discovers the latest targeted monument is Big Ben, he tells the Brigadier that the target is Windsor Castle so Big Ben would get taken, and he could infiltrate the enemy base. To prevent them from informing the Brigadier, he disabled their walkie-talkies. Scotty and Daffers are not pleased.
** Freddie also lets Messina escape in the end, for whatever reason in the original cut (possibly because the producers had actually '''begun''' to make a sequel [[StillbornFranchise before UK audiences and critics put a stop to]] ''[[StillbornFranchise that]]''). Averted possibly with the American, which implies she dies from Freddie's counterattack.
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