Funland (film)

This article is about the film. For other uses, see Funland (disambiguation).
Directed by Michael A. Simpson
Written by Michael A. Simpson
Screenplay by Michael A. Simpson
Bonnie Turner
Terry Turner
Starring David L. Lander
William Windom
Distributed by Double Helix Films
RMC Films
Vestron Video (VHS)
Blue Lazer Films (DVD)
Release dates
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
98 min.
Country United States
Language English

Funland is a 1987 dark comedy film written by Bonnie Turner, creator of That '70s Show and Third Rock from the Sun. It was filmed at a Six Flags outside Austell, Georgia.[1]


Funland is a family-oriented amusement park owned by the eccentric Angus Perry. Niel Stickney, the clown mascot and one of the founders of the park and its former accountant, suffered a nervous breakdown and his grip on reality is slowly deteriorating. After the mob kills Angus and takes over the park, Stickney begins to have increasingly bizarre hallucinations, including envisioning the patrons of the park cafeteria spontaneously breaking into song and dance and seeing visions of the dead Angus. He then begins to believe himself to be his clown persona, Bruce Burger. After the new mafia management fires him, he finally snaps. He steals a briefcase containing a rifle, intending to kill his replacement and reclaim the theme park. While firing the gun the mob bosses two sons recognize the sound and investigate. Bruce then shoots and kills the mob bosses son in self defense. The film ends with Neil Stickney (Bruce Burger) owning and running the park.[2]



Funland was scarcely noticed at the time of its release but it has since become a cult film. It was released on VHS and, in 2004, DVD, but both have since gone out of print. The film can be found online.


  1. "Funland (DVD 1986)". DVD Empire. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. Funland at the Internet Movie Database

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