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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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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

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

Prisoner Question Machine: Please an-swer yes or no: Do you have a-ny chil-dren?
[the men press their buttons, but the Professor looks puzzled]
Prisoner Question Machine: Someone hasn't pressed his but-ton! Someone hasn't pressed his but-ton!
Prison Guard: What's the idea here, buddy?
Fred the Professor: These machines are silly!
Prison Guard: What's the big deal? You just press "yes" or "no".
Fred the Professor: Yes, but suppose my answer is "maybe"...
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with a cartoon figure in striped prison clothing dancing across the film's title and Otto Preminger's credit on the main characters' TV set. The channel is switched by Jackie Gleason before any other names are revealed. See more »

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Featured in TCM Underground: Skidoo (2008) See more »

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Skidoo
Performed by Carol Channing and Company
Written 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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