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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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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 se Faz a Dois  »

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Trivia

Faye Dunaway, under contract to Otto Preminger at the time, refused to appear in the film after her unexpected success in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and was promptly sued by Preminger. The matter was settled out of court. See more »

Quotes

Tony Banks: The only kid in the cell block with his own personal stationery.
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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

I Will Take You There
Written and Performed by Harry Nilsson
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The Establishment takes a trip...
5 January 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Retired gangster Jackie Gleason (living a staid modern life with his antagonistic spouse and would-be hippie daughter) checks into prison in order to rub out jailed mobster Mickey Rooney, but--after unintentionally dropping acid behind bars--finds he can't go through with it. This is what the fogeys thought the Summer of Love was about: loafing kids chucking the materialistic values of their elders and living off everyone else. Director Otto Preminger may very well have related to the flower children, but he never loosens up here, and never develops a sense of humor (and most of his actors seem extremely tense). The premise of the film (yesterday's honchos colliding with today's idealistic youth) actually had promise; but instead of quirky comedy, "Skidoo" becomes a silly free-for-all, witless and leering, and the interesting cast is at a loss. Groucho Marx manages to eke out some laughs as the godfather (named God), Gleason is a good sport, and Austin Pendleton has a squirrelly presence as a professor who burned his draft card. Otherwise, pitiful. For some reason, the end credits are set to music and sung by Nilsson. * from ****


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