How to Frame a Figg
This vintage slapstick comedy stars Don Knotts as Hollis Figg, a nerdy municipal number-cruncher who finds himself framed as the fall guy by corrupt politicians trying to cover up their sticky-fingered high jinks with the city coffers.
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- Alan Rafkin
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that How to Frame a Figg is a silly 1971 slapstick comedy starring Don Knotts that feels dated thanks to ridiculously large supercomputers and women as seductive administrative assistants. In one scene, Knotts drinks alcohol and acts comically drunk by slurring his speech, repeating words, and stumbling. An older character frequently refers to those around him as "poop heads." A character makes a joke about "the pill."
- Sexual Content
- While watching her server innocently flirt with Hollis Figg, the owner of a restaurant says to the server, "I hope you're on the pill." Some mild sexual innuendo.
- There is an extended comic car chase in which Hollis Figg is being tailed by an ambulance, and Figg has nowhere to pull over on the narrow road. Later in the film, a man dies during a meeting and his body is hidden in a closet.
- An elderly character who is the richest man in town frequently refers to the city officials he meets with as "poop heads." At a meeting, this same man asks to see the secretary with the "big maguffies."
- Social Behavior
- There's a David and Goliath theme, with the dimwitted underling taking on the corrupt bigwig and winning.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- While meeting with Hollis, the mayor pours himself a shot of liquor and drinks it. Hollis' secretary invites him into her apartment and pours him drinks; Hollis then acts comically drunk -- slurring his speech, repeating his words, stumbling.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it