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Skidoo (1968)

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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The Man
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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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One of the very few films in which the closing credits are entirely sung. (The only other known example is the Spanish comedy ¿Por qué te engaña tu marido? (1969).) It was composed by Harry Nilsson, who also plays a tower guard in the film. See more »

Quotes

Fred the Professor: Find yourself in the water.
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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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Referenced in John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) See more »

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Living in a Garbage Can
Written and Performed by Harry Nilsson
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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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