After its 1987 premiere at Cannes, FUNLAND received only a few theatrical screenings, and was released on videocassette in 1990. Its striking package artwork, featuring a frenzied sniper in whiteface, might lead potential cassette renters to assume the film is a thriller. Wrong: FUNLAND is a haphazard black comedy, with a good concept but bland (or absent) punch lines.
It's the start of a new season at Funland, a second-rate amusement park that helps promote a nationwide fast-food chain, Brewster's Pizzeria Palaces. This year, however, there are rumors that Funland is to be sold. "The day that they take the park away from me, it will have to be over my dead body!...