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Schlock (1973)

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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saul Kahan ...
Detective Sgt. Wino
Joseph Piantadosi ...
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 ...
Ralph Baker ...
Dying Man
John Chambers ...
National Guard Captain
Gene Fox ...
Richard Gillis ...
Officer Gillis
Forrest J Ackerman ...
Man in cinema
Susan Weiser ...


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 <>

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Due to the horrifying nature of this film, no one will be admitted to the theatre. See more »


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 March 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Banana Monster  »

Box Office


$60,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Joe Putzman: Excuse me, Detective Sergeant Wino, I'm Joe Putzman. I was wondering if you'd like to reassure our viewing audience that this reign of terror in our town will soon be over. That these ghastly series of banana murders will soon cease. Can you tell us anything, give us one ray of hope that our streets will soon be safe to walk again?
Detective: No.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »


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Music by David Gibson
Words by Tonda Marton
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The Funniest Movie I Ever Saw
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

*WARNING: MORE THAN ANY OTHER MOVIE THAT COMES TO MIND, THIS IS A TRUE CULT MOVIE! WATCHING IT COULD CAUSE DANGEROUS NEW THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD* DO you understand the above warning? If you don't get that statement, or don't like what it implies, you will HATE this movie. I sat alone in a theatre in a rotten, crummy little one-horse town in the Midwest and saw this movie in 1973. I laughed harder that night than I have since.

The film violates every possible rule of good taste, all conceivable social norms, and is terrifically long on puns and non-sequiturs. It is a positive wealth of sight gags. this is not highbrow movie by any stretch of the imagination, but low comedy was one thing in the 70's and something less now: it is probably "too hip for the room" at the dawn of the 21st century.

Think of this movie as a knowing "wink" at the audience. It says, "we're going to play a game here--I'm going to pretend to be a movie, and you're going to pretend to be an audience...all you have to do as the audience is to get the joke." "Schlock" is a satire of a lost genre of horror films: the "caveman" movie (specifically it is a first rate send up of one of the classic bad movies of all time: "Trog").

If you watch bad movies for their unintentional comedy, if you think Mel Brook's first six movies are funny, then you're going to love this. On the other hand, if you think that the three funniest movies ever made were "Scary Movie I," "Scary Movie II," and "Not Another Teen Movie," then avoid this at all costs.

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