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The Great American Dream Machine 

A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.
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A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

Director: Ken Shapiro
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A murdered detective must avenge his murder after he is reincarnated as a dog.

Director: Joe Camp
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Director: Jay Sandrich
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin
Tunnel Vision (1976)
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Directors: Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff
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Foul Play (1978)
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Director: Colin Higgins
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith
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Director: Steve Rash
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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
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Director: Ken Shapiro
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Short | Comedy
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This is a movie about a man. What was his profession? ...a bandit. How many arms did he have? ....just the one.

Director: Rich Allen
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Energy Crisis (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy
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Director: Dave Wilson
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Lemmings (Video 1973)
Documentary | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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Stars: John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Rhonda Coullet
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A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.

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Great American Dream Machine
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Few people I know remember Marshall Efron's Great American Dream Machine on Public Television originally broadcast during the Winter of '71 - '72. At the time I thought it was one of the best things on TV, and tried not to miss an episode (even in re-runs on West Virginia Public TV out of Morgantown). My fondest memory is of Carly Simon performing a song. I would very much like to find a source for tapes of the show. I was originally motivated to watch it because of Chevy Chase. I was introduced to his talent at "Channel One", a closed circuit TV theater in NYC around '69. It was really brilliant stuff, too. Was it all in B&W, or is my memory faulty?


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