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Slither (1973)

 -  Comedy | Thriller | Crime  -  7 March 1973 (USA)
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While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to ... See full summary »

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Kitty Kopetzky
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Mary Fenaka
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Vincent J. Palmer
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Harry Moss
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Man with Ice Cream
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Farmer in Truck
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Edwina Gough ...
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Al Dunlap ...
Man in Men's Room
James Joseph ...
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While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys. Written by Anonymous

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Kitty Kopetzky & Dick Kanipsia. Together At Last! See more »

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During the period the film was set, the USA was changing its road marking from white to yellow. In various shots on country roads, you can make out the same section of road having white center stripes one minute and yellow the next. It is possible that the road had its lines repainted during the filming. See more »

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Kitty Kopetzky: It's working man, you're playing right into their hands
Dick Kanipsia: What's working, who's hands?
Barry Fenaka: [holding a shotgun] Not this kid anyway.
Kitty Kopetzky: That's not going to do any good. If you all calm down I can explain the problem here.
Dick Kanipsia: Oh, I'd bet you can.
Mary Fenaka: I... I'd like to hear.
Kitty Kopetzky: Don't be so god-dammed cynical, you know there's some things you're never going to understand. First time I laid eyes on those two black objects out there I knew what was happening, because I can see the obvious whereas you people try to look ...
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James Caan and Peter Boyle go on the road to find a money stash
21 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Slither" is an amusing road movie filled with quirky characters. There's quite a lot of satire on American types and tastes of that time. It's an easy to take picture, although it gets slow in places. James Caan is the main character. He's the anchor of stability and he's the straight man against which the weird people around him play. The plot on which this is draped is a road movie plot. Caan has been released from prison with Richard B. Shull. Before the latter is shot and dies, he reveals to Caan two names that can lead to a big stash of embezzled money. Caan follows up on this and locates Peter Boyle and his wife Louise Lasser. Boyle knows where the money is and Caan knows who has it, so they team up and start traveling by a big RV to find it. They are followed by a big black RV. Caan runs into Sally Kellerman, who plays a really wild character.

How comic is all this? One of the funniest bits is when Boyle's vehicle is ticketed for illegal parking. He reaches out the window to get it but he can't reach it, so he starts the windshield wiper. He grabs it as it passes and it tears apart. That kind of laugh out loud physical humor, however, didn't prevail in the picture. This is not Chaplin, not Lloyd, not Keaton. But neither is it clever jokes of Berle, Leonard, Youngman. It's not the craziness of Jerry Lewis. It's subdued satire, not hilarious, and sometimes not that funny. The picture is played straight, not for laughs, which is why it is more a gentle amusement than anything else. This is not a Mad Mad World either, which has real laughs from real comedians.

I am going against all the other reviews in saying that this is only a mildly humorous picture, barely classifiable as a comedy. It's still a fairly good and fairly entertaining picture, but I wouldn't expect most people to be cracking up while watching it.


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