Fred 3: Camp Fred

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Fred 3: Camp Fred
Fred 3 DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
GenreComedy
Based onCharacters
by Lucas Cruikshank
Written byDrew Hancock
Directed byJonathan Judge
Starring
Music byRoddy Bottum
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerDon Dunn
CinematographyBrandon Mastrippolito
EditorAndrey Ragozin
Running time81 minutes
Production companiesDerf Films
DistributorLionsgate
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original release
  • July 28, 2012 (2012-07-28)

Fred 3: Camp Fred is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Judge. It is the third and final installment in the Fred trilogy, 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] Like its predecessors, the film received negative reviews.

Plot[edit]

Following the last day of school, Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) reveals his hopes to attend a very popular and luxurious summer camp named Camp Superior, but his dreams are dashed when he learns his mother is sending him to Camp Iwannapeepee (as Superior was too expensive), a camp Fred finds horrible. Upon arrival, 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 (Madison Riley), a beautiful but incompetent Russian camp 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. Fred tries asking his imaginary father (John Cena) for advice, but even he tells Fred that he's on his own at the camp before disappearing. Fred 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 Hole". Avoiding the gruel, he instead eats hallucinogenic red berries, and throws up when the others find him. Fred learns that Magoo, Chatter, Spoon, and Dig go to "The Rats Den" because it's a hideout they've had since being in camp. The "drug" that was put in the gruel was super-vitamins, because the gruel has no nutritional value. 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 competition begins, Camp Iwannapeepee falls behind in 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 their hideout (The Rat's Hole). 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.

Kevin and Camp Superior perform a song-dance routine. When Kevin's cronies say that they 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 made-up song of his own called "The Loser Song". It starts making Kevin and the others laugh, but then Fred and the camp perform an impressive song-dance routine of their own, making everyone at Camp Iwannapeepee, except the members of Camp Superior, start cheering with excitement. Kevin wants the gruel to hit Fred, but Diesel says it's stuck. Camp Iwannapeepee finally wins The Summer Camp Games and Fred gets off-stage, where Kevin furiously regrets getting that trophy by saying that "Fred never wins." Diesel's messing with the gruel blaster, as it turns out it was not plugged in, which results in Kevin losing his clothes and being laughed offstage. Kevin then runs away in embarrassment and he is never seen or mentioned again. As the campers leave the camp for the end of summer and prepare to go home, Fred tells his mom that he has made some new friends, and his mom has found a new man (a pizza delivery guy).

Cast[edit]

  • Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn
  • Tom Arnold as Floyd Spunkmeyer; the head (and director) of Camp Iwannapeepee.
  • Jake Weary as Kevin; Fred's archrival, who attends Camp Superior.
  • John Cena as Mr. Figglehorn; Fred's imaginary father, who appears in fridges and gives Fred advice all the time.
  • 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 one of Fred's cabin mates.
  • Matthew Scott Miller as Chatter; One of Fred's cabin mates who doesn't speak until the end of the movie.
  • Leah Lewis as Spoon; one of Fred's cabin mates who always eats food, such as gruel. She's the only girl in Fred's cabin by far.
  • Adrian Kali Turner as Dig; One of Fred's cabin mates, who really likes to dig holes all the time.
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Hilda Figglehorn, Fred's mother.
  • Adam Riegler as Lawrence; a camper (and a running gag as well as a perfect keyboard player) of Camp Iwannapeepee.
  • Daniella Monet as Bertha; Fred's gothic friend (and one of his allies).
  • Steve Hytner as Ivan; the head counselor of Camp Superior.
  • Madison Riley as Nurse Oksana; The beautiful but also incompetent nurse at Camp Iwannapeepee. Fred and the rest of the boys at camp all had huge crushes on her. She speaks with a Russian accent.

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]

Ratings[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 box set along with Fred: The Movie and Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred on the same date.[11]

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. Archived from the original on August 3, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on November 22, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "Cable Top 25: 'WWE Raw' Tops Cable Viewership For Week Ending July 29, 2012". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Fred 3: Camp Fred DVD (2012)". Amazon. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "Fred: 3-Movie Collection". Amazon. 4 December 2012.

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