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Skidoo (1968)

 -  Comedy  -  19 December 1968 (USA)
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Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his ... See full summary »

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Leech
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The Man
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Stash
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The Senator
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Capt. Garbaldo
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Hechy
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George 'Blue Chips' Packard
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God
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Harry
Doro Merande ...
The Mayor
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Storyline

Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht. Written by Alex Barylski <asbarylski@msn.com>

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It takes two to skidoo.

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Comedy

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Rated R for some nudity and drug content | See all certifications »
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19 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Skidoo se Faz a Dois  »

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Trivia

Otto Preminger experimented with LSD to prepare for this film. It is rumored that Groucho Marx also experimented with Timothy Leary. See more »

Quotes

Tower Guard: [referring to a hot-air balloon while tripping on LSD] Do you see what I see?
Tower Guard: It's a balloon.
Tower Guard: No. It's a great, big, beautiful blob of nothing. It wants me. It wants me. It loves me.
Tower Guard: Yeah!
Tower Guard: But why is it going away?
Tower Guard: I see it. I see it! Yeah.
Tower Guard: Yeah.
Tower Guard: Yeah-da-da yeah-da-da.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, Harry Nilsson sings all the credits that appear onscreen, with occasional side notes (e.g. "a good friend", or "thanks"). See more »


Soundtracks

Living in a Garbage Can
Written and Performed by Harry Nilsson
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User Reviews

 
This is NOT a good movie...
5 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always wanted to see this film, and I'm glad I finally had the opportunity. As an example of old Hollywood's inability to grasp the counterculture of the late '60s, it is certainly worth seeing once. However, it is neither a great film nor a lost masterpiece, and I find it depressing that it is being hailed as such by those who are caught up in the smug-hip mindset that values mediocre films like this over truly great cinema. As bizarre as it all sounds, it plays like an extended episode of a bad sitcom and is really rather tame. However, the song performed by Carol Channing at the end is catchy and will remain in your head for days. You have been warned.


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