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The Phynx (1970)

GP | | Comedy, Music | 6 May 1970 (USA)
A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael A. Miller ...
A. Michael Miller - The Phynx (as A. Michael Miller)
Ray Chippeway ...
Ray Chippeway - The Phynx
Dennis Larden ...
Dennis Larden - The Phynx
Lonny Stevens ...
Lonny Stevens - The Phynx
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Corrigan
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Bogey
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Col. Rostinov
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Markevitch
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Ruby
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Philbaby
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Wee Johnny Wilson (as Teddy Eccles)
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Ultra Violet
Pat McCormick ...
Father O'Hoolihan
Joseph Gazal ...
Yakov
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Number One (as Bob Williams)
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An athlete, a campus militant, a black model, and an American Indian are picked by a computer (shaped like a woman) to form a rock group called the Phynx and go on tour in Albania where American show biz people have been kidnapped by Communists. Some of the stars that the phony band rescues: Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan (the most famous movie Tarzan and Jane), Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall (the Bowery Boys), Ed Sullivan, James Brown, Colonel Sanders, Guy Lombardo, Andy Devine, Ruby Keeler, Edgar Bergen, Butterfly McQueen, Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat, Trini Lopez, Dick Clark, Richard Pryor, Harold "Oddjob" Sakata, George Jessel, and Rhona Barrett. Warner Bros. Studios thought it was so bad that they decided at the last minute not to release it! Written by alfiehitchie

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Of all the American heroes who served their country in it's hour of need - only one had a great rock sound...

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Rich Little's film debut. See more »

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Ruby: Wow! How excited Yakov will be. Oh, eh, Fritz! Tell Yakov the Phynx is here. Yakov is our son. He loves American music. He's a regular nut!
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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7 January 2002 | by (Fredrick, MD) – See all my reviews

Where else can you find Col. Sanders and James Brown in the same film!? I screen this gem in my home theatre at least once every few months for unsuspecting guests. I am constantly asked, "where did you find this"? "Why has this not been shown on TV"? Although The Phynx is silly at times, most viewers enjoy seeing vintage Hollywood stars in glorious Technicolor. (Is the the only color footage of Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall)?


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