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Skidoo (1968)

R  |   |  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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Capt. Garbaldo
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Hechy
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George 'Blue Chips' Packard
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God
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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 luxury yacht. Written by Alex Barylski <asbarylski@msn.com>

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It takes two to skidoo.

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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 - Ein Happening in Love  »

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Groucho Marx's LSD trip is the subject of the article "My Acid Trip with Groucho" by Paul Krassner, Yippie founder and editor/publisher of famed satirical magazine The Realist. See more »

Quotes

Geronimo: Speak softly.
Stash: Xerox me, man. I don't wanna be misquoted.
Geronimo: Peace! You were saying?
Stash: Dig the, uh, Spirit of St. Louis, man. Yeah, like, uh, Greeley says, what's seven or eight Dukes of Windsor when it's uh Mona Lisa time, huh? Yeah, take a bow and arrow, and we're not getting any younger, right? So come in X-17. Over.
Geronimo: Son of Norway, you're loud and clear. Cool as everything.
Stash: Over and out.
God: What'd he say?
Stash: Oh, he says he'll have to get back to me.
Geronimo: Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh.
Hippie Guy 1: Kidnapped.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Home on the Range
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Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley and music by Daniel E. Kelley
Sung by Slim Pickens while high on LSD
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Most wack movie in the history of studio filmmaking
15 May 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Picture if you will a gathering of celebrities at a Dean Martin Roast at the Sands in Vegas in 1974. Only tonight, instead of skewering Angie Dickinson or Dan Rowan, they've decided to do a scene-by-scene reenactment of UN CHIEN ANDALOU. George Gobel is the guy dragging the piano, Totie Fields is the chick with her eyeball slit open, and Nipsey Russell has a whole bunch of ants crawling on his palm. Evel Knievel does a walk-through.

Okay, got it? It's still not as demented as Otto Preminger's 1968 disasterpiece, the effort of a band of thoroughly washed-up Hollywood old-timers to get with the hip LSD-and-love-beads craze. Jackie Gleason is a mafioso thrown in the clink, given a hit of acid by his genius-hippie cellmate (introducing Austin Pendleton?!), leading to a Slavko Vorkapich-style hallucinogen montage that features a pea-sized Mickey Rooney dancing with bags of loot, metamorphosizing numerals, and, if memory serves, Gleason growing a new face.

Then, if you aren't yawning yet, there's the little thing of Carol Channing doing a striptease for Frankie Avalon. Or how about Groucho Marx as God, talking through a speakerphone from his houseboat? Or a musical finale, shot through more psychedelic filters than the graveyard in EASY RIDER, in which garbage cans turn into flying saucers that lift the cast into the sky? Note to Preminger biographers: whatever Der Otto was smoking--I'll take two, please.


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