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Schlock (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  10 March 1976 (France)
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A small town is terrorized by "The Banana Killer", which turns out to be the missing link between man and ape.

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Saul Kahan ...
Detective Sgt. Wino
Joseph Piantadosi ...
Ivan
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Mindy Binerman (as Eliza Garrett)
Tom Alvich ...
Torn Cop
Walter Levine ...
Police Thief
Harriet Medin ...
Mrs. Blinerman (as Enrica Blankey)
Eric Allison ...
Joe Putzman
Charles Villiers ...
Cal
Ralph Baker ...
Dying Man
John Chambers ...
National Guard Captain
Gene Fox ...
Billy
Richard Gillis ...
Officer Gillis
Forrest J Ackerman ...
Man in cinema
Susan Weiser ...
Betty
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A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army. Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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A love stranger than KING KONG See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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10 March 1976 (France)  »

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The Banana Monster  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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John Landis raised the money to make this movie from family and friends. He originally wanted to make an underground porn movie but abandoned the idea when he found out he would have to work with members of the underworld. See more »

Quotes

Cal: How do you feel?
Mindy: I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Schlock Boogie
Words and Music by David Gibson
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Subversive Comedy That Works
10 October 2011 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews

This movie did something to me, something subversive. (I can't remember what, exactly, but it was really something.) It was like lighting a bottle rocket, which whooshed up into the air and exploded my sense of humor into a million tiny bits of laughter. To this day, I cannot even THINK of this movie without laughing out loud. Even now, lo these many decades later, just watching the trailer still sends me into full-on crack-up.

Looking back, I can clearly see how this film served as a kind of weird initiation that ultimately pointed me in the direction of The Church of the SubGenius™. Praise Bob! (and John Landis also...)

Can anybody stop it?


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