He Was Once

(1989)
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This bizarre parody of the animated religious children’s show Davey and Goliath uses actors but looks like Claymation because of the stop motion, distorted voices, giant prosthetic ears and hair and sets that make Pee-Wee’s Playhouse look realistic. Davey’s father whips him with a belt for saying that he saw a bear, though he really did see a bear, while his sister looks on in glee. His dog Goliath, actually a leopard-skin footrest with a grotesque tail, tries to help but gets whipped too. Oedipal dream sequences and Davey’s revenge are also highlights in this unforgettable and darkly hilarious suburban nightmare.

  1. Mary Hestand

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Todd Adams

    Davey

  2. Salvador Barone

    Dad

  3. Susan Norman

    Susan Norman

    Sally

  4. Emma Strahs

    Mom

  5. Melissa Gardner

    Shirley

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He Was Once

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 1, 1989
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 16m

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79

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