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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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The Warden
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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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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

God's yacht in the film was actually borrowed from John Wayne. Director Otto Preminger had directed Wayne in In Harm's Way (1965) and Wayne donated the yacht for use in the film. See more »

Quotes

God: Password?
God's Mistress: It's me! I forgot it.
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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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Features In Harm's Way (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye
Written by 'Joseph B. Geoghegan"
Sung by a hippie girl
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User Reviews

 
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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