Freddie as F.R.O.7 (1992)

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A steamer trunk full of the voices of British acting greats (Ben Kingsley, Billie Whitelaw, Michael Hordern, Brian Blessed, and Jonathan Pryce) enliven this absurd pop-cartoon parody of the James Bond films. In a prologue taking place in a faraway time, a widowed magician-king (voice of Michael Hordern) and his son, Prince Freddie (voice of Ben Kingsley) live in their lonely castle. Freddie's mean aunt Messina (voice of Billie Whitelaw), dead-set against Freddie becoming king, kills his father and transforms Freddie into a frog. Freddie escapes the wrath of Messina by jumping into the sea. Several hundred years later, Freddie is now living in modern day Paris -- a six-foot-tall amphibian with the moniker Secret Agent F.R.O.7. Messina, too, is still around causing mischief, joining forces with an arch-villain named El Supremo (voice of Brian Blessed) in a scheme to shrink Big Ben. Freddie, alerted to Messina's nefarious plans, gathers his fellow agents Daffers (voice of Jenny Agutter) and Scottie (voice of John Sessions) together, planning to hide out in Big Ben and surprise the evil doers when they are set to strike at the much-loved British landmark.
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PG
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Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts
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MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Ben Kingsley
as Freddie the Frog
Jenny Agutter
as Daffers
Brian Blessed
as El Supremo
Nigel Hawthorne
as Brigadier G.
Phyllis Logan
as Nessie
Victor Maddern
as Gentleman Raven
John Sessions
as Scotty, various
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Audience Reviews for Freddie as F.R.O.7

This parody of James Bond, specifically You Only Live Twice, is completely bonkers, stupid, and silly, but I'd be lying if I didn't say it was entertaining.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

... Um... This is... I think it's... WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?! It feels more like a drug-induced fantasy dream than the next beloved animated romp. Seriously, the movie stars a prince of the Middle Ages who gets turned into a frog and apparently also a Highlander, since he now exists in 20th century England, as a "secret" agent. (Not so secret if your face is in the papers, genius.) I will say this, Brian Blessed is enjoyably over the top, so one star for you.

Jordan Jenkins
Jordan Jenkins

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