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The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)

R | | Comedy, Drama | January 1972 (USA)
A country-western singer is recruited to run for the U.S. Senate, and soon clashes with his unscrupulous campaign manager on the tactics to run his political campaign.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude King ...
Hank Jackson
Ray Sager ...
Sid Angelo
Ronna Riddle ...
Tammy Parker
Jeffrey Allen ...
Governor Baxter
Robert Jolly ...
Chet Stoner
Terrell Cass ...
Ed Varnett
Tom Lytel ...
Art Farnsworth
Robert Swain ...
Senator Fred Burwell
Robert Pearson ...
Todd
Leslie Slater ...
Carole
Barbara Hamilton ...
Barbara
Daniel Krogh ...
Tim (as Dan Krogh)
Marguerite Sibiski ...
Cashier
Toni Telo ...
Lydia
Roberto Rivas ...
Mr. Vereraz
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Storyline

Hank Jackson is a clean-cut Country & Western singer whom is recruited to run for the post of Republican senator of Texas with the assistance of three Washington D.C. 'technical advisers'; cynical movie producer Sid Angelo, image consultant Chet Stoner, and political advisor Ed Varnett whom are under the employment of the shady Governor Baxter whom wants his latest political rival, Senator Birdwell, out of the way. During the cleverly scripted campaign of TV commercials and political speeches, Hank lets the thoughts of fame and popularity go to his head. But it puts a strain on his relationship with his liberal girlfriend Tammy Parker whom is currently leading a strike that Hank opposes. Seeing Tammy as a threat to Hank's campaign, the ruthless Sid Angelo plots to shut her up by unethical and illegal means. Written by matt-282

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Comedy | Drama

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According to co-star/assistant director/location manager Ray Sager, most of the film was shot at a small radio station in San Antonio, Texas which was titled K-BOX, which played only country-western music. Needing a location for a TV studio with offices, Sager phoned the manager of the radio station during pre-production while scouting potential filming locations, and since the manager was a huge fan of the star-singer Claude King, the K-BOX manger allowed Herschell Gordon Lewis and the film crew full access to film in and around the radio station. See more »

Quotes

Hank Jackson: What were we celebrating last night anyway?
Tammy Parker: The election. You lost.
Hank Jackson: Oh. Drowning my sorrows, huh?
Tammy Parker: Well, it was like New Years Eve. I've heard of good losers, but you were the champion one of all.
Hank Jackson: Honey, lets have our last big hurrah!
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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Glory
Words and Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis (as Sheldon Seymour)
Performed by Claude King (uncredited)
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I'm in it!
21 July 2004 | by (San Angelo, TX) – See all my reviews

It's been a lot of years, but I was an extra in this movie as Sharron Morton. This was filmed in San Antonio Texas. I've often wondered over the years about the movie. I've never seen the finished product! I've told my friends and family about the movie but have never been able to prove until now that it actually exist! At the time the movie was filmed my three children were toddlers, they wouldn't remember. I've lost contact with the one other person I knew in the movie. Colonel Andy Jackson was a major disc jockey for KBUC radio in San Antonio. I started looking for the info on the internet this afternoon and ended up having to call San Antonio to get your info. However, the site is great and I've found my movie! Thanks,

Sharron Perdue


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