Fred 3: Camp Fred

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Fred 3: Camp Fred
Fred 3 DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Jonathan Judge
Produced by Don Dunn
Written by Drew Hancock
Starring
Music by Louie Schultz
Cinematography Brandon Mastrippolito
Edited by Andrey Ragozin
Production
company
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • July 28, 2012 (2012-07-28)
Country United States
Language English

Fred 3: Camp Fred is a 2012 comedy film directed by Jonathan Judge as the third film in the Fred film series, following Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. Released on July 28, 2012, the film stars Lucas Cruikshank, Tom Arnold, Jake Weary, and John Cena.[1][2][3]

Summary[edit]

Following the last day of school, Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) reveals his hopes to attend Camp Superior, a summer camp that is considered a paradise. Fred's hopes are dashed when he learns his mother is sending him to Camp Iwannapeepee, a camp Fred finds horrible. At Iwannapeepee, he meets head counselor Floyd Spunkmeyer (Tom Arnold), and a host of other campers, Magoo (Joey Bragg), Chatter (Matthew Scott Miller), Spoon (Leah Lewis), and Dig (Adrian Kali Turner), and is introduced to Oksana, a beautiful but inept nurse. At night Fred has disturbing dreams of being at home (with a normal voice) but wakes to find he is still at camp.

Fred learns that Camp Iwannapeepee and Camp Superior have been competing in summer camp games for sixty-nine years and that Superior has always won. He also thinks he has unearthed a plot to drug the food of the Iwannapeepee campers, in order for a giant rat to eat their brains in a place called "The Rat's Den". Avoiding the gruel, Fred instead eats hallucinogenic red berries, and throws up when then the others show up. Fred learns that Magoo, Chatter, Spoon, and Dig go to "The Rats Den", because it's a hideout they had since being there. The "drug" that was put in the gruel was super-vitamins, because the gruel is partially bad. When he learns that his arch rival Kevin (Jake Weary) is on the team from Superior, Fred becomes determined to defeat the rival camp. When the contest goes on, Camp Iwannapeepee is losing the contests. After losing to Camp Superior for the day, everyone is down, and Magoo, Chatter, Spoon, and Dig don't even want to go the hideout (The Rat's Den). Fred, on the other hand, says that they are losers, but they are good at being the best at the bad and good things they do. When the camps play the next day, Fred and Camp Iwannapeepee win the next contests that come up, much to everyone's surprise. When the singing competition comes up, Kevin and Camp Superior do a really cool dance and singing number. When Kevin's cronies say that the should stop Fred, Kevin laughs saying that Fred is horrible at singing (but just in case, Kevin put a big tank of gruel behind the stage to hit Fred with). Fred and Camp Iwannapeepee are nervous at first, but go on stage. Fred starts singing a funny made-up song of his own called "The Loser Song". It starts making Kevin and the others laugh, but then Fred and the camp do an awesome, crazy and weird song number, making everyone but Kevin happy. Kevin want the gruel to hit Fred, but Diesel says it's stuck. Fred and Camp Iwannapeepee finally win The Summer Camp Games and Fred gets off-stage, Kevin complains saying "That Fred always loses", Diesel's messing with the gruel blaster results in Kevin losing his clothes and being laughed offstage. Camp Iwannapeepee wins the games, as they leave, Fred has some new friends, and his mom found a new man.

Cast[edit]

  • Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn; the main protagonist.
  • Tom Arnold as Floyd Spunkmeyer; the head of Camp Iwannapeepee.
  • Jake Weary as Kevin Dawg; Fred's arch-rival, who attends Camp Superior and the main antagonist.
  • John Cena as Mr. Figglehorn; Fred's imaginary father, he appears and gives Fred advice.
  • Carlos Knight as Diesel; Kevin's friend and assistant in spoiler plans, who also attends Camp Superior.
  • Adam Herschman as Murray; the inept worker of Camp Iwannapeepee.
  • Joey Bragg as Magoo; a nerdy, reliable kid, and Fred's cabin mate.
  • Matthew Scott Miller as Chatter; Fred's cabin mate, who never talks until the end of the movie.
  • Leah Lewis as Spoon; Fred's cabin mate who always eats food, such as gruel.
  • Adrian Kali Turner as Dig; Fred's cabin mate.
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Hilda Figglehorn
  • Adam Riegler as Lawrence; a camper of Camp Iwannapeepee.
  • Daniella Monet as Bertha; Fred's gothic friend.
  • Steve Hytner as Camp Superior Counselor; the head counselor of Camp Superior.
  • Madison Riley as Nurse Oksana

Production[edit]

In December 2011, it was announced that Lucas Cruikshank would be starring as Fred Figglehorn in a live action Nickelodeon series and in a third Fred film. Varsity Pictures and The Collective, who had produced the first film, would be producing the third.[4][5]

Television broadcast[edit]

The film's initial American airing, on Nickelodeon on July 28, 2012, was watched by 3.5 million viewers.[6] This was a 39% decline from the 5.7 million viewers, the previous film, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred premiered with,[7] and ranked eighteenth in top cable programming for the week.[8]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot - Leading Young Actress Leah Lewis Nominated [9]

Home media[edit]

Fred 3: Camp Fred was released on DVD on December 4, 2012.[10] It was also released in a triple pack along with Fred and Fred 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Fred 3: Camp Fred," Premieres". The Futon Critic. July 12, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Korbelik, Jeff (July 21, 2012). "Columbus teen stars in third 'Fred' movie". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ellyson, Tyler (July 10, 2012). "‘Fred 3’ set for July 28 premiere". Columbus Telegram. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ O'Neill, Megan (December 2, 2011). "Fred Figglehorn Gets His Own Nickelodeon TV Series Plus His Third Movie Deal". Social Times. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Owen, Rob (February 23, 2012). "at is that screeching sound? Oh, It's 'Fred'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Breaking Bad', 'The Newsroom', 'Political Animals', 'Longmire' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nickelodeon Scores With 'Fred 2: Night Of The Living Fred,' Drawing 5.7 Million Total Viewers". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cable Top 25: 'WWE Raw' Tops Cable Viewership For Week Ending July 29, 2012". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fred 3: Camp Fred DVD (2012)". amazon.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 

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